After our time in Cuernavaca, Paul Dowell and I were blessed to be with a group of about 30 servant leaders from four different congregations in Mexico City for a Leader’s Retreat. We were asked to lead them through a process of recapturing their vision for the city, evaluating what God is currently doing among them and set plans in place to join God in His future for the kingdom in one of the largest cities in the world.
Paul led the group in discovery through the story of Nehemiah. We were overwhelmed with how Nehemiah’s story spoke so clearly into the current story of the Mexican churches. We joined Nehemiah in prayer and confession. We were motivated to take steps of faith through Nehemiah’s example. His exploration of the fallen wall around Jerusalem became our honest evaluation of the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat we see in the churches in Mexico City. I was impressed with the vision and boldness of these servant leaders as they committed to specific steps of faith to join God in His work. Nehemiah even reminded us that there will be opposition and attacks from Satan from within and without. However these brothers and sisters have proven through their faithful lives that all that is required is faith in God and perseverance in the journey. I am excited to see how God will work through these four congregations together with strong partner relationships to expand the kingdom of God in the great city of Mexico.