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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by colbystephens, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    keep my lovely wife and me in your prayers over the next week as we go to far southern mexico to serve a group of indigenous people. they've been displaced from their land where they used to farm coffee, to a small dry and arid acreage where they have no access to water, no education, no healthcare . . . and so on. we're just going down to serve the people in whatever practical way we can. we're mostly going just to be available to serve where needed, but we do have a couple tasks which we intend to do, such as minor medical care and building a couple adobe ovens. anyway, we're pretty stoked, so keep us in prayer. :) thanks.
     
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    awesome dude. goin with any type of group, or just you and the lady?
     
  3. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    it's my wife and me and another couple from our church. we're meeting 3 mexican church planters and we're just going to serve.
     
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    Very generous of y'all. Most people just turn their heads. Mine is lowered in prayer and humility! :bow:
     
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    Done.. be blessed and protected.

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    Godspeed brother.
     
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    Take care brother and be safe.
     
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    oh, another thing. my wife is pretty sick, and we leave tomorrow. kinda sux to be working with a bunch of little kids suffering from malnutrition while being sick, ya know? so, prayers for her health would be good too. :)
     
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    Be very careful down there, especially if you drive.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, i'm going to avoid driving. we'll be renting a van to get around, but i won't drive it, except if necessary on the acreage. too many stories about people going to jail (parents included. :D) fortunately, when we have the van, we'll have native mexicans with us, so maybe the police will be less inclined to screw with us white cracka's. :)
     
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    Done. God Bless and good luck. :-)
     
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    x2 good luck with everything
     
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    Watch your back down there. Last I heard, they had a semi-active rebellion going on in that neck of the woods. Also, don't trust the police down there either. Long history of them being douchebags and the stories we hear from the Central Americans traveling through to reach America about how they get treated by the police down is enough to make me not want to go unless I was packing serious firepower.......................
     
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    I agree, and I'm sure that Bubba knows this, but so much as a shell casing will land you in a Mexican prison forever.:eek1:
     
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    yeah, chiapas is considered to be going thru a civil war. it's not generally a violent conflict tho. the civil war is the reason these people have been displaced. essentially, you're banned from society there if you aren't their type of catholic b/c in such a case, you don't support their economy. its all about the money.
     
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    did it brother. BLESS YOU:D
     
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    hoping you both have a safe and productive trip, i'll keep you both in my prayers, and i hope the wife gets to feeling better!
     
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    All I have to say is good for you!

    I will pray for you tonight...
     
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    so, as it happens there's free wifi in the airport here in portland. that's kinda cool. keeps me from being too bored waiting for a plane. :D thanks for the prayers, bros.
     
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    What? You've got to be kidding me! Another conflict caused by a cult commonly refered to as religion? Why is it that religion is considered to be so great by so many, yet it is the root cause of most major global and domestic conflicts? And often the reason for most bombings? This world would be a much better place if we would abolish all cults (religions).
     

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