"In July of 2013, I had the great privilege of going on a missions trip to Mexico with Bearing Precious Seed El Paso. I had taken a trip with another church group 5 years prior and loved the people and the culture. I was also very excited to get to spend a whole week with our youth group. I prayed that the Lord would show me something while there that I could take back home and apply in my life. While we were in Mexico we were able to work with a national pastor who had a daughter Naomi who was 8 years old, the same age as my oldest daughter. I instantly fell in love with her. She was in my group and translated for us often. She would witness and invite people with such ease and was always so happy. Upon returning home, I explained to my oldest daughter that Naomi would go door to door and approach any person and invite them to church, without hesitation. My oldest daughter said, "an 8 year old did that? Can I do that?" I was so excited to see her joy and desire to go witnessing. I realized then that this is what the Lord wanted me to take from the trip—the need to continue to encourage my children to tell others of Jesus. My continual prayer is that my kids' desire will never go out but stay aflame and that I can feed that desire in their lives! I am thankful for what God showed me while in El Paso."
"The cities of El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico have become some of my favorite places on earth. When I arrived at Bearing Precious Seed, El Paso for the first time four summers ago, I thought I knew what to expect. My church had been going on BPS mission trips for years, and I had heard all the stories. Meet up with a Mexican church, canvas the neighborhoods passing out Gospel tracts, hold evangelistic meetings. That's all true, but it's so much more. God blew me away at every step. The sweet spirit of the Mexican church as they welcomed a group of Americans into their service, people stopping their cars to take the tracts we were passing out, watching dozens of people put their faith in Jesus. It was overwhelming. In the years since that first trip, I've been blessed to return to BPS El Paso each summer for various periods of time. That feeling of being blown away by watching God work has never left. I go down to BPS expecting to see God work – actively watching for how He will answer prayers, meet needs, and draw people to Himself. He hasn't disappointed me yet. I think that's why it's one of my favorite places to be."
“It was such a blessing to be able to come on the missions trip and just see how God worked in everybody’s lives. It was a blessing to be able to talk to the little kids, to just see them with smiles on their faces, and to love on them like they were a part of our lives.”