A few weeks ago Nate was on a 5 day trip to one of our newer locations with Praying Pelican Missions, Baja California, Mexico. We have a great partnership with the Youth Cartel with the help of Adam McLane. Adam hit the ground running with the intent of healing the missions movement just over the border of San Diego, California.
Nate had an incredible time learning about all what PPM has been doing to restore genuine partnerships based on relationships. When most pastors there hear about a missions organization, they think of a group of Americans coming across the border to do construction, but the curve is now being made to build relationships. When the pastors hear that we want to have a relationship with them, they love it! Building friendships and partnerships based on serving the local church continues to be the heart of PPM.
Besides eating a lot of tacos, we were able to meet with a group of new staff members as well as a room full of pastors and their spouses. We wanted to encourage them and continue to add value to them as partners together in the Gospel. Nate left this trip knowing that God has His hand on this location in a very unique way.
While Nate was in Mexico, WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (Center for Disease Control), along with President Trump made the recommendation to stop international travel. They were able to get back to the USA just before the border closed, while still fulfilling the purposes for the trip in Mexico!