In August, while Jenny and Oscar were in Mexico for several weeks leading a musical ministry team from their church in Indiana, I (Dan) was called upon to make an unexpected trip to deliver some electronic equipment to them for the sound system at their Queretaro church. I received notice of the urgent need to make the trip at 11:00 a.m. on a Friday morning, quickly found a bargain plane ticket, and was in Queretaro by 6:30 a.m. the next morning. The equipment helped the church save a substantial sum of money and provided them with better tools for ministry allowing a musical/evangelistic outreach to go on. I was also able to help with Spanish/English interpretation and take photos for the music group at the church.
Being an engineer, I like to think things through, so this spur-of-the-moment trip was a stretching experience. Through it all I learned (or relearned) several lessons:
- Be ready to serve on short notice.
- Be flexible and change plans when a ministry opportunity appears unexpectedly.
- There are many ways we can serve in ministry—music, preaching, technology, photography, or just being a courier.
- When we serve, we are blessed.
- When we give, whether it is time or money, we receive.
You can view the video of Jenny and Oscar’s that I contributed to here.