Tag : praise and worship
This is the co-leader of our short-term mission trip, Arlo Serrano, leading our team in praise and worship songs around the campfire. That guy has a heart for the Lord.
This was taken during a worship service in Baja, Mexico. It is so enjoyable to worship with believers in other cultures.
Having a great time singing praise and worship songs by the campfire.
Some of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had on short-term mission trips have been singing praise and worship songs with Oxacans in Baja. Here, the ladies prepared fish tacos, and we sat around the campfire for hours and enjoyed the warm fellowship and music.
During this short term mission trip in Baja, we invited people all week to a play called “The History of Jesus,” which would be held at the end of the week at an outside basketball court. We didn’t know how many would show up. On Friday night, we were stunned to see 1,000-1,200 people pack the basketball stands and area around the stage. The people were so attentive and into the play. The co-leader of the trip, Arlo Serrano, played the apostle John, and he narrated the play as the team members acted out the parts.
At the end, we led everyone in praise and worship songs, and we had an “alter call” where people could come down to the stage and accept Jesus as their Savior. I hoped a few people might come forward. Much to my shock and delight, well over 100 people came down to the stage to accept Jesus. We gave them free Bibles, prayed with them and gave them a flyer with information regarding churches and pastors in the area. We also had a huge meal catered for everyone in attendance. To this day, it was the most amazing act of the Holy Spirit I have ever seen. It just felt so “Biblical.”
Our team left that night with unspeakable joy. I felt thrilled and dizzy from the experience. Most people on the short term mission team stayed up all night because they were so excited. As the sun came up, we had to pack up and drive to San Diego to make our plan flight later that afternoon. Many people on the short term mission team cried because they had to leave. A short term mission trip can change your life.
One of the great joys of going on short term mission trips to Baja, Mexico is singing praise and worship songs with national Christians. Here, our short term mission team is singing with Oxacans that live in the San Quintin valley of Baja. What a great time.