Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gracias/Thank you :- ) !!

I’m really grateful for the opportunity we had to be able to serve in Cancun for a couple of weeks. This opportunity was an answer to one of my prayers I made some time ago. I prayed that I would have the opportunity to serve in a missions trip in another country but at the same time that it would have to do something involving my major (accounting). God showed me how he can and will use what I’m studying to serve him, which is my desire. The last thing I prayed for was that God would provide financially, God is good and answered my prayer by giving me this opportunity.

Our time is Cancun was a blessing as we learned the needs of the bookstore and how we could serve there. We had some obstacles to get the project started but with God’s help we were able to overcome them and accomplish the project. We learned to work as a team, we had a diverse team from four different countries but we were able to put our ideas together. We worked long hours doing inventory, organizing the bookstore in alphabetical order and by categories, translating and designing the website. We were able to accomplish the main purpose of our trip. Our hope is that God will give the people that work at the bookstore the understanding to keep up with the work that has already been done. My prayer is that God will continue to use the bookstore as a ministry where people are able to come in and receive some word from God, through books, CDs or by the testimony of the people working there. Please continue to keep the bookstore ministry in prayer, that God would guide them, continue to use them and for future projects

I want to thank God that made all of this possible. He gave us the wisdom, perseverance, kept us safe and provided at all times during this trip. I also want to thank everyone that kept us in prayer and all the people that made it all possible. I’m very thankful for the Escobar family for opening their house to us, taking us in and sharing some of their testimonies. Thank you to all the team and professor Muckell. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the team leader.



Carolina Simbana : )

Friday, July 2, 2010

My experience: Piero Gorriti

I left Cancun-Mexico last monday ; happy, but at the same time sad because of the friends I've made. This trip its been a great blessing in my life. Even though we have been working behind the scenes, Lord has taught the whole team that what we've been doing is more than just business-related work. More than that we have been working to improve the great ministry that the library offers to the city of Cancun. The different experiences that the owner has told me, about the people that has completely changed for just passing by the library.

Thanks God we've been able to work on the web-page and the inventory the last three weeks, the inventory is almost over, and the web page is almost ready to run. Gavin is working on the gateway payment (PAYPAL) this last days.

Sadly, I had to leave Cancun before everyone else, because I have to go to Peru for two weeks for a mission trip, with my church and visit some family (I am actually already here). The trip to Cancun, was surely an awesome experience, for spiritual growth as well as business related experience. Thanks all for your cooperation, and I am sure that this ministry will be a blessing specially for the people in Cancun.

God Bless,
Piero Gorriti