A new missionaries perspective.
Cuba, in short. So many photo ops. . . Every day felt like I was walking through a museum, stepping back in time. It was hard for me, emotionally & mentally. I expected Cuba to be more restricting for me actually, because of all I've 'heard' about that place. But the Indigenous people were some of the most generous & beautiful people I've ever met in ALL of my travels. They were kind & gracious. They were genuine. ---Gods love for these people was evident to me. Behind their eyes I could see so much pain, frustration, sadness, unfulfilled desire, . . But their spirits are being kept up by the grace of God alone. Their government wants to keep them down, but the ones who know Christ have a light in their eyes that is unmistakable. They are saved, & they know it :) -- My parents & I were being taxied around & some lady gave me the middle finger, for no apparent reason. And MANY of the locals OUTSIDE the church wouldn't smile at me unless I smiled sweetly first. But in my peripheral, I could see their smile drop away FAST as soon as they passed. On the Other hand, the Christians held my gaze & their smiles were sincere. Our hosts gave us their best. They CLEARLY L.O.V.E my father. A couple of them even took me aside to sing his praises to me. They love both my parents, & are grateful for all they do there in Cuba.-- Indignation & Pride have no place in their hearts. They are truly blessed people. They have God's focus right now. God says in his word that "The meek shall inherit the earth" and I do believe that the Cuban people that I met. . . Are some of these people. :)
We have been going on short term ( 2 months a year) missions since 2015. We started in 1995 with Cuba (16 times so far), but also have served 4 times to Mexico, twice to Haiti, one time each to El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic. We have served on the worship teams of several churches and helped plant a few churches too. Terri and I have been in service of our King Jesus for 34 years. He has never failed us and done far more than we ever thought possible as He will do with you too.
We have a passion for the truth and commitment to the body of Christ. We have been associated with Calvary Chapels 34 years and work with many other groups that have the same heart to simply serve with the national pastors and co-laborers in Jesus already established or being planted. We seek to obey the great commission of Jesus to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit until we receive power from God to be witness' first in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the world. (Acts 1:8) Make disciples, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey ALL that Jesus has commanded us and He is with us. (Matthew 28:19-20) This, for us, means, it is all about relationship with God through Jesus and relationships with people, that the inerrancy of the bible is very important, that prophecy matters and that His Holy Spirit is necessary for ministry. Since these are the last days we know that he Whore of Babylon must be identified and exposed. That a false Jesus' cannot save and must be exposed. That God does not beg for money or have to heal us just because we have faith as well as many other very important ,but neglected "ALL things" that Jesus commands us in His Word. We serve through teaching, music ministry and practical helps ministries as God has gifted us there on the foreign field and we also do at our home church Calvary Chapel Tyler for 14 years (our Jerusalem). Please consider joining the team that sends the:
CAMPBELLS 2 CUBA.
Provision for the new trip planned.
The message from 2 Peter called the ABCs of Inerrancy that He is having us share now days.
Pray also for our communications skills, that there would be no misunderstandings.
We have a continuous need for donations of cash for the building materials and tools.