My name is Freivy Lopez, I’m a member of the 2nd Church of the Nazarene in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. For two years I served as a Genesis volunteer missionary in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. During that time, I developed many skills for God’s service. But, the best part was to learn to rely on God for everything.
Each day God taught me to rely on Him even in the hardest times, such as the day I had a gun pointed toward me for the first time. I recall hearing so much terrible news day by day, yet in my mind there was only one phrase “God is with you.” When the person left after pointing the gun at me, I cried like never before, and then thanked God because He protected me from what could have been something much worst.
There weren’t just bad experiences however, as the days passed in San Pedro Sula I fell more in love with the simple smile of a child, and with each transformation that the Holy Spirit worked in the lives of so many people.
I can describe my two years in San Pedro Sula with the words: “Incredible and Blessed.”
January 13th, 2017, I returned home. I was happy to see my family and friends, but deep inside I had a feeling that something was missing. As days passed by that feeling grew stronger.
People asked me if I was going to be a missionary again, my answer was, “Yes.”
On September 2017, I moved to the city of Monclova, Coahuila in Mexico. The project “Border Initiative” called me to serve as a volunteer missionary with the specific goal of planting new churches over the next 10 years.
I want to encourage you also to say “yes” to the challenge God is putting in front of you. Don’t worry about anything else. God will make great things happen for you, if you will just trust Him.
And you know what? When you’re doing what God calls you to do, you’ll be a happy person. I can tell you, I am a happy person.