Gallup Mission:Final Day

I tried to post this last night, but didn’t go.  So here it is, just a little late.

We are all very tired, and still have a bit of Gallup under our finger nails, but World Changers has come to an end.  Today was the last day to work on projects, and by God’s strength and grace alone, all 18 work sites were completed.  As one of the staff members said, the fact that we are tired and just plum worn out is a testament to the physical labor we displayed to bring honor and glory to God.  Our team held nothing back as they worked with their crews to see that the work was done.  I must say it again, I am so proud of what God did through our Bayfield Mission Team this week, and all the World Changers as a whole.

This week, God answered prayers, your and ours, by 1) helping us complete the projects, 2) planting and harvesting the fruit of the Gospel, 3) providing safety for our team, 4) and by strengthening the call to missions within our on hearts, which will spill over into our church in Bayfield.  Laboring to improve the physical needs of the people has been very enjoyable, but our team agree that there is a great personal need here, as well.  Begin praying now for future opportunities to participate in missions here or wherever God sends our church.  There are to many stories to share in this posting.  I encourage you to take time to ask the individuals on our team about what God has done in their lives this week.  I am sure they will be happy to share.

Though the week has been exciting and wonderful, we are ready to travel home tomorrow.  We miss our families…and our beds.  We will pack up at 6:30, leave about 7:00, hit Cracker Barrel for breakfast, then be on our way.  We will cherish the time here in Gallup, and I pray we will reflect often on what God has done here.  We thank you, again for your steady prayers.  We ask that you continue to pray for:

  1. Our safe travel home tomorrow.
  2. Praise:  Gordy was feeling great this morning after we all prayed for him last night.
  3. That what we share will lead others to want to seek God in mission – to Bayfield, to Colorado, to the US, or maybe even the world.

Thank you church, friends, family and supporters of this opportunity.  We have been blessed by God through you, and know you will be blessed by Him as well.  Soli Deo Gloria.

On a side note, Melissa and I had a rare opportunity to sing “Seek Ye First” with our crew tonight.  What made this rendition so special was that Karen Lafferty, the composer of this timeless chorus, was a member of our work crew this week and led us in singing it together.  You can learn more about her ministry at  Great lady and on fire about bringing music and missions together.


About jdarrington

I am a lover of God and a follower of His Son, Jesus Christ. I serve Him as the Associate Pastor to Children and Their Families at First Baptist Church of Borger, TX. For over 16 years I have pursued God’s call upon my life to minister to families in various forms and capacities. I serve alongside my wife, Ronnie, and my four beautiful and amazing children. Together we seek to bring children and their families to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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