Ellen Burns, IMB Journeyman – Veracruz, Mexico

10 May

IMG_0019Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye! Here in the village we have enjoyed the last few weeks of sunshine, as the rainy season is on its way. Just as the seasons are changing, Candace and I are also working through a small change in our lives as well. Although we are still primarily working on learning the language, and building stronger relationships, we have also begun working to find a small, committed group of people who are willing and able to help us as we translate and record Bible stories in their language. So far we have had quite a few people express an interest in helping us, but it does involve a large commitment of time, and that is an issue that we are still working around. Please pray that God will give us wisdom as we work on scheduling a few translating sessions.!

Although this past month brought its frustrations, it also brought the opportunity to take several days just to rest, and spend time in prayer. Candace and I were able to meet up with 4 other single women who are serving in other parts of Mexico, and we had a great time visiting with them, and spending time praying together for our ministries, for our friends, and for the country that has given us a home for a time. God also showed us that He hears our prayers, even for the small things, by getting us bus tickets home. (You can read that story on my blog: Thank you for your prayers! They make a difference!


I keep getting emails each week from friends and family that are so uplifting!  Keep writing …

Next Sunday (the 17th) we are meeting with a group of women who have offered to help us with translation.  Please ask that God will help us to clearly explain the goals and the process, and that the women will benefit from the time spent studying God’s Word.

Now that I have several friendships here in the village, I at times find myself having to choose between spending time with them and using that time for language study. Please pray that I will have wisdom in how I spend my time, so that I can do the translation work I was brought here for, while also making the most of the friendships that God has given me.

Written by Ellen Burns


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