God’s Call Transcends Cultures

Rob Donoho

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. (v. 13)

As Paul traveled throughout the Roman Empire he recognized that all believers, regardless of background, were part of the body of Christ.

The local church in Mexico first identifies families in need of housing. Pastors working in the barrios know which families would most benefit from a house. Our Mexican ministry partner works with these local churches to plan and perform the work churches like ours. Three separate parts of the same body working together.

On Wednesday night of build week, we worshipped with the local church supporting our building projects. We worshipped in Spanish and the locals enjoyed our English worship and testimonies. At the end of the service, the Mexican pastor asked to pray for us. While they couldn’t give us material things to express their gratitude, they offered to us the power of prayer.

We had mentioned that our associate pastor who organized the church mission trip wasn’t able to attend. He was with his 15-year-old son in the hospital suffering with leukemia. We gathered in a circle hands and arms holding each other as the Mexican pastor implored God to heal this young man. Tears streamed down our cheeks as we fervently prayed together. Despite the language barrier we all felt the power of the Holy Spirit at work. —Rob Donoho

Prayer: Lord God, thank you for making the body of Christ much greater than our local church. Help us to fulfill our part in your global body.