This month, our missionaries took to the skies, traveling across the country to encourage and equip believers. The first weekend in November, Mike and I departed from Tucson International Airport on the same day, in opposite directions. Mike went south to Houston, Texas, for the sixthannual Corazón Ministries Houston men’s outreach retreat. This year’s theme was Men of Transformation. The men camped, fished, and had a time of fellowship where the Gospel was shared. One thing that stood out to Mike was that the core group of Hispanic men who started in the first retreat, came to faith, learned, and are now ready and willing to lead the retreat.
Meanwhile, I traveled north to the cold country of Spokane and Cusick, Washington. I was the speaker at the Moody Aviation School Women’s RISE retreat. I shared about living out our identity in Christ. One woman said, “It was a short but beautiful time as we dove into what it means to leave behind the identity, we have built ourselves, and take up the identity God has given us in [Christ].” I was blessed to spend time and be able to pour into young missionary women who are committed to taking the Gospel around the globe.
The following weekend Mike and Enrique traveled to Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. They came alongside Spanish speaking churches to provide Corazón Ministries training. Enrique presented an apologetics class, they both taught a cross- cultural evangelism and outreach workshop, and Mike had the privilege of preaching on the Legacy of Faith at Iglesia de La Alabanza SFL. Mike, Enrique, and I returned to Tucson encouraged by the people we met and experienced the joy ministry of during our travels. – Claire Alameda