Friday, April 17, 2009

Dinner with a hero

Tonight I got to eat dinner with a real, live hero. Mercy Gonzales Barnes was in town and we hosted a pot luck dinner so people could meet her. Mercy works with Mexican pastors and churches along the United States border. She encourages, equips and energizes them and helps them answer God's call to serve some of the poorest people on the North American continent. I've been there and seen how the churches minister to their neighborhoods bringing hope to families that struggle to make ends meet. It's a different world

Mercy and Rick, her husband, have given their lives to this calling and they do it full time. They live that injunction to preach the good news to the ends of the earth. They go out on our behalf and serve in places that many of us will never have the chance to visit.

At the meeting tonight Mercy told of how they have worked alongside some of the churches in the region. It was great. All of our missionaries are special people. But tonight we got to share a few minutes with one of them. This video tells a little bit more about Mercy and her work.

Please put Mercy and Rick on your prayer list. They do good work and funding is in short supplies these days. Ask God to bless their ministry and their finances so they can keep doing what he has called them to do.


1 comment:

Denise said...

I will be praying for the Lord to greatly bless them, and their ministry.