You never know what to expect when you get to Sucre. It's been 24 hours of travel. 3 planes, multiple airports, too much coffee, and the anticipation of finally making it.
There are questions on your mind every time you come here. Will this greeting be like the last one? Will they make you feel like you're the VIPs of the city? Will you sponsor kid be there? It would seem, after years of teams going, that the greetings would get stale, but they never do.
And honestly, it's not because of the banners, cheers, and games.
It's because there is something special about reuniting with friends. There is something unique about seeing brothers and sisters that you've formed deep relationships even if you're only there once a year. You see faces like Esther, Carmenita, Maria, German, and the other FH workers that you've become close to.
God made relationships to be special. He made us to have friendships and brotherhoods, and to work together on things that are bigger than us. What an amazing thing that He would create that kind of arrangement; that kind of mutual transformation.
Even here in Bolivia we'll be challenged to be focused on relationships this week. To not let tasks and agendas get in the way of being with each other. And you know what? You'll be challenged in the same way.
So, what are we to do? We lay it before God, ask him to orchestrate the conversations, the time we spend, and attitude we have toward each other. He does that in Bolivia, and he does it in New Mexico.
Thank you for your prayers for us.
Thursday is full of home visits, food, and a talent show.
We appreciate you all!
On Sundays, we have three options for Worship & Praise! Please join us:
- Outdoors at 8:30 & Indoors 10:30am
- Via live-stream at 10:30am on Facebook
Please read the Guidelines for Gathering to Worship Together at MCC in its entirety so that you know what to expect when you come to our outdoor service. This will help you and those around you navigate a very new situation, hopefully in a way that is as seamless as possible. We believe that our unity will be expressed and strengthened as we serve one another in Christ this week so join us in extending grace to each other, amid our differing perspectives, and different views about how to live in this time.
“... submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
“Outdo one another in showing honor.”
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
Please know that we are making every effort for this gathering to be in full compliance with the protocols given by authorities. No single plan for our meeting will ever be the perfect solution in any one person’s eyes. We will all be making compromises. But as we defer to these guidelines set up by our elders and leadership, we will be serving our fellow believers, honoring Christ as best we can, and providing for a beautiful expression of worship to happen together.
Please stay home if any of the following apply to you:
- You are immunocompromised.
- You are feeling ill (running a fever, coughing, or showing other signs of sickness)
Please don’t put yourself or others at risk. Thank you for staying home and staying safe, because we love you!