Sometimes the Lord Works Fast!
We are walking through the streets of our new home in General Cepeda, Mexico and feeling the Lord calling us to minister to the young men here. This is a need because in general, there are a lot of single mother households and not a strong presence of Christlike fatherhood, so boys start working as early as possible and don’t have a constant formation at home. God has been putting this need on my heart since we were here for a month in November. How can I get the attention and earn the respect of these guys when I barely speak their language and I have only lived here for two weeks? MARTIAL ARTS!! The need for discipline, respect, and integrity is easily formed through martial arts, and the relationships formed open wide the doors for Christ to work, and lead to Bible study, prayer group, and local mission work.
The Lord works fast, we have ten students in our taekwondo class and six young men in our evening weight training. We are praying about getting a location and equipment for a gym/taekwondo school to offer for the community. There is no gym, exercise facility, or martial arts here and it is proving to be a great way to get the young men off the streets! God is bringing his children to us to be fed physically but ultimately spiritually! Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to discern God’s will and seek how to make it possible!
Taekwondo training in the only place for miles with grass,
well almost, it’s fake grass!