Graphic Designer Heads to the Jungles
As servants of Christ, we are to follow where HE leads us. For me, that is leaving my job as a freelance graphic designer and heading to the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico for 17 days to travel with a medical mission team as their cook.
Cooking in the jungle is a lot different than sitting in front of my computer working on the next amazing design piece – 3 meals a day for 15 people with 1 propane burner or sometimes an open fire! Last year, it was such a joy to serve the team and watch them care for each person that came to the clinic. More importantly, every person that came was told about the Great Physician. When I left, part of my heart stayed there so I am so excited that God has led me to go back!
Chiapas is located in southern Mexico and in many ways is similar to the rest of the country. However, Chiapas is different in that it is home to many indigenous people groups who are poor and have very little contact with good health care. Our team will work under the direction of Dr. Rivas, a Mexican doctor. While meeting the needs for health care, the clinic provides an open doorway to care for the deeper spiritual needs of those being served.
Please pray for me and my fellow team members as we prepare for the trip. Please pray that God will prepare us to minister in a way that people will see the love of Jesus through us. Pray for good health and safety for each member. Pray for team unity and a spirit of peace, joy and encouragement for each other and all those we meet. Also pray for the people that we will be ministering to that there hearts might be open to gospel.
I am looking forward to serving the Lord again in this way and am excited to see how He is going to use me. Together we can team up to serve God and influence the lives of others through Christ.
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” – Mark 2:17