Thank you so much for praying for #TeamMexicoSpringBreak! Many of you read and shared this post as well as those from the field (if you didn’t see them, scroll back in this blog and see the great things God has done!). We are so grateful for your prayerful support.
But what about after the mission trip? Of course, the prayers don’t stop anymore than our relationship with God stops. Today, we want to offer five ways to pray once the mission trip has ended.
1. Follow-Up (on the field): Awe Star does the best we can to capture new believers’ or seekers’ contact information to share with the pastors we work with. In the case of an often-mobile population (Nuevo Laredo, like many places in Mexico, is a city of migrants), this can be difficult. Ask that the Holy Spirit will follow up with each one and move them to seek out Christian fellowship and teaching. Many received a copy of the Scriptures; pray that the Lord will compel them to read and obey His holy Word.
2. Follow-Up (at home): Awe Star teaches students to live the lifestyle of a missionary, so when we leave our international setting, we are not leaving the mission field at all. Pray that each student and adult who went will view their current setting as a mission field. Ask God to give them divine encounters and enable them to be willing witnesses to any seeking souls He brings their way.
3. Protection from the Enemy: You can be certain Satan will try to kill, steal and destroy the good work God did during the trip, in the lives of the new and prebelievers as well as in those of the missionaries. Pray for recognition of and protection from these attacks and that God will fill each one so full that no room remains for the enemy or his wicked weapons.
4. Future Service: Both the Christmas and Spring Break Mexico trips often become the launching point for future missionary service. Some of our summer teams remain unfilled, so please pray for clarity for those who are still praying about these summer opportunities. Ask also for God’s provision of prayer and funding to support those who do sense the Lord’s calling.
5. Continuing Impact: The students who served on this trip experienced a huge amount of teaching as well as missionary service in a short amount of time. Please pray that in the midst of school, work and other responsibilities, they will be faithful to process everything God has brought into their lives and walk it out in the way He desires. Head knowledge must become heart knowledge, and this happens as we walk it out by faith in our Lord and Savior.
Thank you again for your faithful prayers. We couldn’t do this missions thing without them—and you.