Worth the Risk

It was so nice to receive a visit from my Dad. I find it really interesting that when a person is doing mission work in another country a personal visit from a friend or family member can be so encouraging. My Dad was able to come and spend 21 days here in Cuernavaca and he says he really loved it! I think some really important things have been accomplished by this visit. The most important thing is that my Dad has been able to see that his granddaughters are happy and safe. Yes I said safe. Many of our friends and family sees the things on the news and automatically assumes we are living in very dangerous conditions. My Dad voiced how safe he felt while being here in Cuernavaca. This city has made the news at times but what people don’t understand is the violence is mainly between drug cartels and those who are involved in drug trade. Yes there is always the possibility of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, but does not the same possibility exists in the U.S. as well? People become victims of crime in the U.S. all the time. If you compared the crime rate between a U.S. city like Dallas to a city in Mexico it would not even compare. Have we taken a risk by coming to Mexico to do Mission work? Yes we have, but when we look at the possibility of the gospel growing in Mexico it is worth the risk. Besides Jesus said He would be with us always Matt. 28:20 I feel a little down when I see people in the brotherhood fired up about sending missionaries into the Muslim world (where there is religious persecution) and yet discourage missionaries from going to a place like Mexico.  I feel a since of peace as my Dad will return to the States and assure everyone we have made a responsible choice to bring our family to do mission work in Mexico.