Service

Luke 22:24

Let the senior among you become like the junior; let the leader act the part of the servant.

 

John 13:12-17

12       So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?

13       “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.

14       “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

15       “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.

16       “Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.

17       “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

 

Jesus set the example for us when it comes to service.  We risk losing our spiritual vitality and connection with the heart of God when ignore his example of service.  If our spirituality and holiness do not motivate us to serve others in love then there is a serious disconnect between the heart of Jesus and how we experience his love in our hearts.  Jesus did not call us to be salt and light Jesus said that we are salt and light (Matt. 5: 13,14), part on being salt and light is service.  Service is how we share and live the life of love in the middle of a messed up, hurting world.  When we grow in the spirit enough to realize that we have not been blessed because we deserve blessing but so that we can be a blessing to others we are ready for service.  Experiential Ministries offers opportunities for service and we are always looking for where and to whom, Jesus is leading us to serve.

Project Mexico: April 24-26, 2015

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Project Mexico is Experiential Ministries’ most ambitious service adventure. Each spring, teams travel from Southern California into Mexico and over the course of a weekend build a house (or two) for families in need. EM’s Project Mexico teams provide the tools and labor and raise the funds to pay for the materials for each house. Baja Christian Ministries chooses the family, purchases and delivers the materials to the building site, and handles the “south of the border” logistics. Materials are purchased in Mexico to be a blessing to their economy and to avoid any border crossing complications.

Project Mexico teams go to serve and be a blessing to those in need. The thing is, that through the weekend of intense work in the Mexican sun team members find that as they seek to be a blessing to others they themselves are blessed in return. That is the way the economy of the Kingdom of God works.

Project Mexico is not only EM”s most ambitious project but also our most expensive. The project expenses include not only the cost of materials to build each three-room house and latrine, but lodging and meals for the team. If you would like to be part of a construction team please contact EM get you on the list. If you feel led to stay ‘stateside’ but would like to support Project Mexico your donations will be a blessing. Please designate “Project Mexico” when you donate and your donation will go directly to this ministry.

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