One more time, we clearly saw the hand of God. We had learned earlier in our trip not to compare what we did in Mexico to the work we did in an earlier student missions assignment. We needed to trust that if God had called us and we obeyed whatever he wanted us to do, then it was important. And it would be just as fruitful because God was the one working through us.
Having learned that lesson, we were ready to take on whatever the churches had prepared for us to do. What we now needed the most was energy, strength and passion to finish it. God definitely helped us to finish strong.
Those eight days, we helped with children’s camp, taught at a Vacation Bible School, presented an abbreviated women's conference, gave all churches a message or shared our testimony and visited many people.
Most of our job in Puebla involved encouraging the five churches. God made me realize that encouragement is so vital. Many of the churches didn't have many members attend, but that didn't matter. God wanted the few to be encouraged. I was surprise that after sharing my story, I could see the facial expressions of many people change. A great relief and happiness entered the room.
Cynthia Peralta, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, served with Go Now Missions in Mexico.