These last few weeks have been what I’ve been waiting for. First off, its crazy that I am back in Mexico, one year later, doing exactly what I wished to do last year and learning the language. The last few weeks I have been noticing, more than usual, the little things that God is doing and has done not only in my life, but also in the lives of everyone around me. And with all the little things adding up, it makes…
one big story, written by God.
Now for those of you who don’t know, I was here in Mexico last year for 4 months. In the last month of being here, I met a guy in Sayulita, who, for safety reasons, we will call Jack. (Click on the photo above to read the full story) Just yesterday I got to see him here in Guadalajara with his mother and two daughters! It was such a crazy feeling to be able to meet up with “jack” and his family after one year! These where the people that I heard about when talking on the beach with jack. To know that God sent me to a little tiny town in Mexico called Sayulita and meet a guy there who was living on the beach but was originally from Guadalajara, and now be with him once again but in a new environment and see the amazing change in his life from last year to today is incredible. And to know that there has been a salvation in all of this proves to me that God has an amazing crazy intricate plan for everyone’s individual life, and how he uses them together for one big plan is amazing. Only God can work something like this out. I wish I could explain better but it’s a God story, intricate.
One of my homework assignments here was to find someone on the streets and ask them a few questions, just to practice Spanish with people. I wanted this to be a God lead homework assignment so I went out praying and looking for the guy I was supposed to talk to. I was looking for someone in a little shop that was not too busy because they have nowhere to go and I could find them there again. (My goal for this was to talk to the same person everyday) So I found a guy working at a dry food shop and talked to him for a little bit, but inside my heart I knew that this was not the right person. So I set out again to try to find another guy. About 3 minutes after walking down the street, I found a guy who was selling flowers in the center divider of a busy street. He was not doing anything, just sitting there, so I thought why not go there to talk to him. He was a very friendly, kind of shy guy, but he enjoyed talking. I told him I would be back the next day to talk with him and for the next two weeks I visited him everyday to practice my Spanish. Over a two-week span we talked about a lot of different things. We talked about family and brought pictures one day, I told him all about my trip to Sayulita last year, what I do in life and where I am going. Everyday was full of conversation. This last Friday, he told me…
“I think God led you right to my flower shop to talk and pray with me”
I agreed and told him how I was praying to God for the right guy to talk to. To me it was confirmation of being in the place God wanted me to be in. I will continue to meet with José de Jesús most days that I am here.
When I left Mexico last year, one guy here named Oscar, kept in contact with me. We had hung out maybe 3 times before I left, but for some reason we kept in contact. I had the opportunity to meet up with him over lunch and talk to him about how the last year has been for him. He told me that he started to follow Jesus and started a bible study with some friends with the goal of just simply trying to find out who God is and what it really means to follow Christ. It was so encouraging to see him talk in the same way about God as I do. He also told me
“God has been putting so many people that think the same and believe the same as me in my life in the last few weeks”
To me, that was simply God and was confirmation that I am where I am supposed to be.