Jul1MonJuly 1, 2019
Written by Gloria Ng
So far on this trip, it has been amazing to see the Holy Spirit working in many different ways.
Specifically today, I was working in the fields for the whole morning. It was extremely tiring and incredibly hot. But the fact that this hard work was to serve God and to serve others, made it all worth it.
At first, I was wondering why don’t we just use advanced equipment to help us get the job done faster? If it was done faster, it would be beneficial for everybody, right?
But over time, I had come to realize that that’s not the purpose of this mission trip.
The Mission Peru team did not come here to bring or use equipment to make things easier. We’ve come here to serve, not to make ourselves seem more superior or better in any way compared to the people living here.
While I was raking, it really opened my eyes to see that there are so many things that I take granted for and how I should be more grateful about them (eg. A house to live in, education, etc). With this thought, it helped me to continue pushing myself into working harder and to the people by serving them with a willing heart.
Up until now, I’ve been able to take some time to reflect on myself. One of the main things that I’ve been lacking in, is maintaining that connection with God. Before this trip, I’ve always been more focused on school and extra-curriculars. It was taking a lot of time away from God and made me lose focus on my relationship with Him. Being here now and discussing with others has helped me to start rebuilding that relationship.
Today was definitely not easy but the end results were rewarding and knowing that everything I did was for God gives me that feeling of joy and that hope that my relationship with God will become stronger.
Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.
This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.