Saturday, March 2, 2013

To know your name

I have some exciting news to share! In July I will be moving to Queretaro, Mexico to serve the deaf of the area along side a fellow missionary, Marisela Cano (Marisela Cano/ Queretaro kiddos/Queretaro). I am awed when I consider how God has used my time at Rancho Sordo Mudo to prepare me to minister to the unreached deaf of Queretaro. 

Marisela and three deaf children from Queretaro have lived at Rancho Sordo Mudo this school year in preparation for starting a deaf ministry in their home town.  When Marisela approached me about ministering with her, I asked the Lord to make it clear to me what He would have me do. I have to smile as I think of all the ways that He confirmed that His desire was for me to step out in faith and go to this unreached people group. I am comforted knowing that I do not have to have all the answers because He knows the plans he has for me and for the deaf of Queretaro.  I only need to be faithful to His calling.  God holds the universe in place, surely He is able to guide me in this new ministry. I am truly humbled to think God wants to use messy me to be a messenger of His good news. 

So many of the deaf of Mexico have no knowledge of their own name, let alone the name of Jesus. Today, one of my students wrote her name for the first time.  When she first came to Rancho Sordo Mudo, she did not know what it meant to have a name or that hers was Milagros. Now she knows her name and more importantly she knows the name of Jesus. I am so excited to be able to share that same good news with the deaf of Queretaro. 

This is my life, my one mission and I  place it in His Mighty hands... to love His people, to serve His people, and to grow with His people.

All this time God has been, with His word and with other Christ followers in my life, speaking to me...confirming Himself and the plans He has for me.
Here is one way God spoke to me... I talked about it in my blog 
and another time here:

For the word of God is living and active!
God keeps putting these verses in my life and in peoples lives around me... He is speaking to us.                         
Think about this:

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
    and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
They shall build up the ancient ruins;
    they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
    the devastations of many generations."

What does this look like in your life? 

The Queretaro gang
Alexis age 6, Isabel age 13, and Leticia age 17. Marisela in the last photo with the 3 siblings. 

I am thankful for each one of them and am ready to see what God is going to do in each of our lives!

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