As we wait on the Lord for the manifestation of this spiritual visitation, we continue to come alongside several ministries in the Los Cabos area. The practical outworking of what we do spans from helping families, pastors and churches in the barrios to volunteering at Cabo (English) Church. We have also worked with various other Christian ministries, encouraged Christian business men, and have been coming alongside the local government through prayer and programs such as Avanza sin Tranza.
All this leads to the purpose of this blog. Every so often someone asks Richard or I what areas we volunteer in at Cabo (English) Church. This blog is dedicated to those of you who may not know our history there.
It has been just under seven years since we moved to Los Cabos and Cabo (English) Church has been our church home ever since moving to the area. One of our first assignments was greeting at the door, along with ushering. We were at the door for the Sunday morning service (or services) and the evening service at night for most Sundays for five years. Cabo Church was finally blessed to the point of having enough year-round attendees to be able to train others to join us in greeting and ushering. During that five year period, we gained a new perspective on the ministry of greeting. We now, when not greeting, actually miss the wonderful people we were able to interact with at the front door. It may sound strange, but the interaction at the door was almost like a revolving ‘small group.’
We have also been blessed to be able to minister in prayer at Cabo Church. From the beginning of our arrival in Mexico, I was asked to minister to people with special prayer needs, and several years ago Laura (Pastor Michael’s wife) asked me to support Pastor Michael as he prays for people at the front of the church after the message. Along with our personal prayer times, Richard and I also intercede for the church most Saturday mornings in the church sanctuary; and through the years, have been asked to pray in people for special spiritual needs.
Along with what we were already doing in prayer, near the end of last year, Pastor Michael asked if I would head up a ‘prayer ministry.’ I agreed to this, and implemented an outline (I had drawn up around five years before) of five different areas of prayer ministry the church was in need of. Due to the lack of year-round attendees who are gifted and trained in prayer, this will be a process, but we thank the Lord for bringing in new, seasoned prayer warriors. For the start this new prayer ministry, Pastor Michael asked me to lead a class to train ‘prayer people,’ and we started our first class at the beginning of this last January. We only have a handful of recruits, but it has been a great joy for me to be developing prayer teams once again.
On Richard’s part, along with what I have already mentioned, he was previously involved in co-leading the men’s group at Cabo Church. He has also been blessed many times with the opportunity to provide “pulpit supply” for Pastor Michael when he and Laura are out of town.
Our goal, as the Lord leads, is to come alongside other ministries and area churches to enable the Body of Christ to be a spiritual influence on the Cabo San Lucas area. Thank you for making that possible through your prayers and support!