Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flexibility is Rule #1

They always tell people on short-term missions trips that the golden rule of missions if "flexibility, flexibility, flexibility". Nothing has been more true for us this past week. Our plans have all been changed and changed again due to the national quarantine...

This weekend was supposed to be a four day weekend due to Labor Day and Cinco de Mayo. We were supposed to go camping on the beach with people from our church and have baptisms on Friday. Then we were supposed to host my in-laws from Monday until next Saturday. They are flying into Texas later today, but we don't feel comfortable taking them across the border into a place where we all have to stay at home as much as possible.

School is supposed to start again on Wednesday, though I have heard and read rumors they may extend that until the 11th of May. The cases of the flu have dropped somewhat, so maybe the no school thing has helped.

A bummer for me is that the govt. also canceled all religious gatherings. They don't want gatherings of more than 20 people. I'm sad because I want to worship with my church family today! I think how difficult it is for these churches, some not having two services in a row. That means no offerings, and their bills still exist. Pray for miraculous provision for all the Mexican churches. They barely make it by to begin with, & they are struggling!

4 comments:

FrankandMary said...

I didn't think of the services in terms of the lack of funds(donations) if services are canceled. I understand, greatly, the need NOT to spread disease, but then you do have other consequences......
~Mary

Amrita said...

Hi Jan I am linking your blog on mine

Jodi said...

Awww, I have put the Mexican church on the prayers lists of several people I know. I trust that God is doing great things even now.
Also, are you going to go up to TX to see the inlaws then? I hope you are able to enjoy some time with them!

Amrita said...

Dear Janm may the angel of the Lord encamp around you.