Left to Right: Idolatrous shrine to the dead; Two volcanoes by Mex.City.
“The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into the harvest.” Luke 10:2 (KJV)
As soon as the missionary picked me up at the airport in Mexico City I began to learn about the mission field in the worlds 3rd largest city. The first challenge the brother introduced me to was the traffic. Everyone has to deal with it and it’s humbling. The second challenge to deal with in his day-to-day living is water. Many people in Mexico City have to hand carry water into their homes for general usage. After the brother learned about my Spanish language skills and Third-world driving experience, he let me take over for him, with the help of one of his church members, to drive his van to make trips to fetch water for his home and get us supplied for the week. I was feeling the 9,000 ft elevation, but what a joy it was to serve and free the brother up to prepare for the night’s service. Myself and the evangelist were the guest of the brother for evangelistic outreach. My role was to be a translator for the evangelist and a general servant in whatever needed to be done to make the week a success and see souls saved. During our preaching meetings on Friday through Sunday, we saw at least 19 saved and 3 baptized.
In my observation, I have not seen a place with such a great need for gospel ministers as Mexico City. Even my mission field of Honduras has a higher percentage of indigenous ministers of the gospel than this great city. There is so much idolatry and religious activity here, yet people will listen to the gospel, praise the Lord.
The brother missionary has been in Mexico City for nine years. He has a church named Iglesia Bautista Monte Calvario and a radio ministry. The brother has a great ministry and it was an honor to get to know him and serve with him.