This post is an Outreach Update from one of our Summer Classic DTS teams currently in Mexico.
This last Sunday we were able to go to a church just outside of Mexico City. Alejandro, a staff on base, took us up to his church that he and some of his family go to. Our team was told about fifteen minutes before we left that we would be performing a drama and one of our team would be speaking.
Before we left for outreach we had organized two different skits and had them down pat. Unfortunately,
we were missing a team member
, and with only five of us, it wasn’t possible to do it without our final member. This left us with only a few minutes to come up with a brand new drama. We quickly asked God who He wanted to speak and what we should do for a drama. It came to be that we were going to do a drama to a Mumford and Sons song and that I would be speaking.
For those who know me personally, you know that I despise public speaking.
I was beyond nervous
and did not want to be the one speaking in front of a Mexican church and with a translator. Luckily we had a long bus ride to the church so I had some time to hear God out on what He wanted me to speak on.
After an hour of worship during the church service, our team was called up in front. We were introduced and then it was game time. Meredith, Danica, and Daniel all performed their recently made drama and did it better than expected. Afterwards, it was my time to speak. I went on stage and grabbed the microphone and
began speaking on inferior pride and finding your identity in God
and not of the world. Even though I was a bit shaky getting up there I was able to put the message out clearly.
Knowing that I couldn’t speak in front of a church on my own made me rely on God alone.
Knowing that it was nearly impossible to come up with a new drama in just minutes, my team had to rely on God alone. The outcome of relying on God for our needs was better than what we could do on our own.