Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO): Toluca, Mexico

By: Karen Cabrera Cruz

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

From November 19 to 21, 2022, the Central District of Mexico held its first in-person CCO (Cross-Cultural Orientation) after 2 years of being unable to due to the global pandemic.

This very special activity was carried out at the 1st Church of the Nazarene in Toluca, and we thank them for their constant collaboration in each of our activities. We thank Pastors Ivan Peña and Marco Galicia for their constant love and passion for missions. Your support allowed 15 campers to know and experience God’s call in their lives and above all to serve unconditionally and effectively on cross-cultural mission fields around the world.

One of the leaders of the event, Abner Gutiérrez, testifies: “It was a very blessed camp. God was always with the 15 participants, and we saw a clear call in each of them. That is why these events are held, to promote the call and make the church aware of missions. God touched the lives of many people of all ages and more than one volunteered to be used by God in his mission work in the future.”

All the participants understood that God does not just want a “yes.” God wants faithful and servant-hearted children for his kingdom. God gives us the word and our armor for battle. And he sets us apart as a beloved people to do his work.

Thank you, COM participants. You said YES to the Lord. You are called by God, and you have been chosen to shine and proclaim the gospel.

Let’s labor for God – and with God – to impact the nations.

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