Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Campos de Sueños in Santa Maria de Jesus
I feel honored and blessed to have been asked to be a member of the Guatemala mission team this year and to be able to play a small role in what the Lord is doing through our Guatemala partnerships. Today’s events showed me why Guatemala, and more specifically Campos de Sueños, has such a hold on the hearts of many people at South Tulsa.
After years of dedication and leadership, Mario Miño was ordained as Pastor in front of a few hundred of the children he invests in on a daily basis. While I think many, if not most, of the kids did not fully understand the importance and weight of what was happening on the stage in front of them, Mario knew the weight of the responsibility. His love for the kids and his desire to see them come to know and grow in the Lord can be seen in every interaction.
South Tulsa has been provided the opportunity to invest in Campos De Sueños, Mario, and others in Guatemala over the last several years. While we can come help build houses, do VBS at the schools, and provide medical clinics (all of which are good things), this trip is showing me that our most crucial role in our partnership with them is to pour into and encourage the leaders who are giving their lives to minister, show God’s love, and disciple the kids and their families day in and day out.
“Lord, I lift up Campos de Sueños to you today. Bless all the workers and all the children that are ministered to here on a daily basis. Give the leaders wisdom, guidance, and strength to carry out your work. Thank you for the opportunity to play a small role in your greater plan here.”
Posted on Fri, October 12, 2018
by Kim Hayes