Not hitting water hasn’t stopped God.
Drilling for a well had to stop in the village where the Nahuatl people live because of problems with the machinery.
While there was great anticipation and hope that hitting water would be what showed the power of God, the missionary team is seeing Him use this very situation to build their confidence that they do not have to be concerned with God’s reputation.
Rachel Chapman, a missionary among the Nahuatl people of Mexico, understands that God has a plan and will take care of Himself, glorifying Himself in His own way, and often far beyond what we imagine.
Rachel and the team are clear that there is so much to give thanks for as God shows His power in their lives and in the lives of young families in their village in ways that some might look at as weak.
“Agustina stopped by to visit Pete and Liesl Hypki, Rachel’s coworkers, while Pete was teaching Milo the Bible.” She says that Agustina listened very intently and told Liesl that she has heard some of the Bible but would like to know more about it. She clearly doubts the traditional beliefs in her world and wants the Truth.
Please pray as team member Katie Moore and Rachel begin teaching Agustina through the Bible chronologically. Pray for the salvation of both Milo and Agustina as they hear the Truth that can set them free.
There’s good news for Rachel with her desire to start a literacy program that will help those like Agustina and Milo read a future translation of the Bible in their own language. The experienced missionaries in the area of languages who help with the learning process were out for a visit and “were very encouraged with our progress here and helped us make plans to continue advancing.”
This reminds us that our definitions of weak and mighty or powerful can be very different than God’s. We can pray that the team in Nahuatl land is encouraged by 1 Corinthians 1:27, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.”
Even though there’s no physical water yet, we can thank God with Rachel that He is faithful to continue to use the Living Water to encourage this team to press on.