By: Marta Encarnación
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I answered: Here I am, send me” (Isaiah 6:8).
In the past days we have been sharing stories of people transformed during the regional project: Mission Without Limits. And not only were the people of the communities in each site blessed by hearing the word of God. He also spoke to the participants who left the comfort of their homes with willing hearts, preaching the gospel to all those around them out of love for the Lord.
We have recently received two testimonies from the South Border District of Chiapas, Mexico, where Mission Without Limits was carried out. In the two sites of Unión Juárez and Nicolás Bravo, house-to-house evangelism, children’s activities, and a campfire with the youth took place, not to mention many other creative activities. May these two testimonies bless and encourage you to join God in his mission that has no limits!
“Due to some financial problems, I did not think I would be able to go to Mission Without Limits, but God provided. In these four days, God placed various burdens in my heart so that I would pray. The first day we gathered with the young people of the town, where we could see their need. The next day we held a youth service where five teens accepted God as their Savior. While I was praying for them, I heard a mocking laugh next to me, and I knew it was nothing good. I began to pray out loud and when I finished, I could notice the youth were more relaxed and happier, as if a burden had been lifted from their bodies.
On the third day, we went house-to-house preaching, and people listened to us. When we got to one house, a woman yelled out that she didn’t want to know anything about God. However, her husband said, “I do want to listen.” We shared with him and he accepted Christ as his only Savior.
The next house belonged to a witch doctor, and we decided to knock anyway and start a conversation in God`s name. The family allowed us to come in, and we saw the great need in that place. They listened to us, and – upon leaving – we could see the peace that was on the wife’s face. As we finished evangelizing that day, we saw that eight people had accepted the Lord. The final day I dressed up as a clown, and I was blessed to see how the children were touched by the Holy Spirit through music and the message of salvation. 15 children were reached! I thank God for using me these four days.” –Hugo Borrego, South Pacific District, Mexico
“When I saw the posters for Mission Without Limits, I longed to participate. But the first thing that came to my mind was ‘You can’t, because you have two small girls.’ In my prayers I told the Lord that I wanted to serve him and that I needed Him to provide someone to take care of my daughters when the activities became too strenuous for me.
We began our ministry in Union Juárez, and the cold temperature as well as the steep hikes proved challenging. But God answered my prayer. The next day a loving young woman offered to take care of my daughters. Without a doubt, God is good, and I could see his mighty hand at work this week. Every time we spoke of God`s love to the people of the community, they willingly accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. Without a doubt, there are no barriers to carrying the message of salvation. We have a God without limits!
A text that blesses me greatly says, ‘And the Lord goes before you; he will be with you, he will not leave you, nor will he forsake you; do not fear or be intimidated’ (Deuteronomy 31:8). So, dear young man or woman who is reading this, do not resist the call that God is placing on your heart. Do not put any obstacles in the way. And if you are going through a situation like mine, I only ask you to trust. The Lord will provide and help you. He makes the impossible possible! –Yeimi Paola Pérez Esponda, from the Campito Church of the Nazarene in the Mexico South Border District.