Post 50 / The Next Language
July 19, 2021
Dedication Service for Marcos
The worship session was pretty normal. Then Pastor Andrew asked me to explain about our plan for the next two years. Nathaniel and Marcos stood by my side on the stage as we shared. We then sat down and got a sermon on Hebrews 4:12–
For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The pastor affirmed the power of the Word and his own experience in the distribution of GRN materials in the labor camps right here in Culiacan. I had not known this, but he also had travelled with Mike Hendricks to work with the Navajo. He had seen the power of the Gospel in direct work with the lost. By his own testimony he had seen the power of that Gospel change his own life. He had been alcoholic for years and saw God’s deliverance.
He then called us forward again and this time prayed for our ministry and the yet unreached languages that God has called us toward. It was a blessing. You can see the whole service that was streamed to Facebook. It is posted on my personal timeline.
We spent the rest of the day ministering to a rehab center that the church is establishing. This act alone is an act of faith. About five years ago I was in a service at another church here that was broken up by operatives of the drug cartel who warned they would start killing church members if they did not stop working with drug addicts.
This did not faze Pastor Andrew. Nor did it affect Marcos’s father who had visible scars on his head from the time in their families life when they were caught between two drug cartels who both wanted them dead. Talking with these believers, one quickly becomes aware that they are on the front lines. They affirm that right now there is a lull in the cartel activities.
Pastor Andrew is sending us out tomorrow with a car he is loaning us so that we can explore for the next week some languages that are within a day’s drive. This is a commission with not only a vision but with provision. Pray that God will bless these generous servants.
Larry DeVilbiss | Executive Director
Global Recordings Network USA