Dear Friends and Family,
Just a quick update regarding our ministry focus for the next eight days or so. We safely arrived in Cabo yesterday afternoon, and our friends Mike and Kathy Nedelisky picked us up from the airport. They are graciously hosting us for a few days in their beautiful palopa... a home with an open patio-like atmosphere with a palm leaf roof. (It's amazing what a simple pound of Starbucks coffee will get you!) We are looking forward to ministering seven times in different fellowships and simple churches within a 25 mile radius surrounding this beautiful Baja region in southern Mexico.
The beauty of this land is reflected in the heart and character of the indigenous Mexican leaders we have been fortunate to meet. We are continually surprised at the connections and relationships the Lord has pre-arranged. When we first met with pastors and leaders several years ago, I was surprised to be greeted by a Mexican pastor and his American-born wife. She introduced herself to me, and said that when she, Kaari was a young girl, I was her worship pastor. It turned out Carlene and her mother, Judy Hilman, were a part of a homeschooling group and food coop in Gresham/Easthill and remembered both of us. We are looking forward to sharing with their church May 6th. We have also met leaders who have worked with Heidi and Rolland Baker and have a vision for establishing orphanages and schools with the poor in this area of Mexico.
Please pray for both Carlene and I, that we will discern accurately what the Holy Spirit's agenda is. We know He wants to bring specific words of encouragement for church leaders...especially the young people we will be encountering during this week. There is a discernible hunger for worship and intimacy in many of these leaders, and Carlene and I want to partner with them in a collective and corporate desire for more of His Presence to manifest in this region.
We bless you and thank you for your prayers and support.