Nations Touched by Mission Without Limits

By: Mitzi Villegas

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor” (Pr. 21:21). One thing is asked of us: to act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God (Mc. 6:8). Christ is our reason for living! We have been justified through faith, and we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ! (Ro. 5:1)

How could we remain silent with such good news? How could we not proclaim this through our voice, our actions, and our way of life? How could we not share this message of hope in the midst of a pandemic? Mission Without Limits is one of the ways in which the Church of the Nazarene has mobilized in the Mesoamerica Region. It is a pleasure to be able to share the testimonies of sisters and brothers who took their time to serve their local communities and to share the Word of God with their neighbors:

“Honduras was affected by the floods caused by hurricanes ETA and IOTA: streets were torn up, cities destroyed, and people injured. That and much more forced us to refocus our work throughout the week. Many churches might suppose that four or five people are not enough to make an impact in circumstances like these, but God has no limits and neither does his mission. After buying and collecting food, toys and sweets for the children and collecting clothes, we were able to go to various homes and bless the families with the Word of God through songs, preaching, and also with material things for people who lost everything in the floods. It was something that brought joy and hope.

The joy of the parents and teachers was a great blessing. The smile of the children with their new toys made us rejoice! Knowing that hope came to discouraged people through the Word and love of God, we proclaimed: “Glory to God; our work had no limits!” Clean houses, hearts filled with hope and five local missionaries willing to give and give until exhausted: these were what characterized Mission Without Limits in Honduras.”

“This year I had the opportunity to be part of MWL in Tierra Caliente, Guerrero, Mexico. This year was different in so many ways, and even missions was affected. We had to adapt to what we had, trust in the Almighty, and remind ourselves that the message of salvation today is even more necessary than yesterday in every home. We worked mainly by meeting through the Zoom platform, and I can say that with each word heard in those days I felt even more empowered by the word of God. I have learned that there are no barriers to the gospel (if you are not ashamed of it). So, think global, and act local!” – Saraí Avelino

“Our team was made up of eight people: together we were able to serve, clean up, and deliver food rations to more than 20 families. We were very happy to be able to work in this place, to be his hands and feet and to announce God’s Word!” –MWL team in the Dominican Republic

“We served many families, and two of them received Jesus as the Savior of their lives. God is generous to forgive and from him we will receive mercy!” –MWL team in the Central District, Haiti

“We are very happy to have shared the Word of God in the midst of this pandemic in the village of Pambach. So, we invite you to be part of a missions trip, too, and share the message of Jesus Christ. Mission Without Limits has been an experience in which we have seen that his message goes forth despite any circumstance.” –MWL team in Pambach, Verapaz del Sur, Guatemala

This is His mission! As we remember Acts 1:8, we can say: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Guatemala, and in all Mexico and Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Puerto Rico, from the south to the north of our region, and to the ends of the earth. Amen.”

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