Saturday, June 27, 2009


Mesa Larga, This means long table in Spanish and justly represents the name of the village. It sits on top of a mesa high in the mountains. Years ago we had begun a work there that was suspended because of conflict between two indigenous groups. It was a bitter land conflict between the sponsoring church’s village and the missions’ village. Although Christians were not involved it was unsafe to visit the mission. As things changed and the conflict was resolved we began to visit again. Last Monday we drove up the mountain to have church at Mesa Larga. During the invitation a man stands up and in a loud voice said “I want you to pray with me, I need forgiveness” . This is rare because the Aztec people are usually shy and quiet in public situations. I asked him his name and said if he would repent and accept the gift of eternal life. The weeping man replied yes! We have high expectations of what God is doing and will continue to do among the Aztec people as faithful men continue to carry the saving message of Jesus to those who most desperately need it.

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