Rested and Ready!
My family returned safe and sound from Mexico yesterday, and we enjoyed everything you might expect from a vacation: rest, good family memories, and tacos. What else could you ask for?
We enjoyed the services last Wednesday with Pastor Ryan Strother, and I was thankful for the livestream ministry. Being on the other side of it sure felt strange, but it was nice to stay connected that way.
For church last Sunday, my family drove across town to a wonderful Baptist church that had to have two services because they were growing so much. In a city of 200,000 people and whole sections of the town like Sodom and Gomorrah, it was such a joy to see a Gospel light there in the city. On that morning, three people were baptized—it was an active, soul-winning church!
For the Sunday evening service, because of the distance and the neighborhoods that we would have to cross, instead of going out after dark, we decided to participate online with our own church service, and Bro. Christian gave a powerful and practical sermon, as always. I was so happy to see the cards that were returned that night, and thankful for a church that serves.
Puerto Vallarta was beautiful, and our family enjoyed beautiful days at a near-empty beach, swimming at the pool, and adventures into town to visit highly-rated taco stands. Of all the places we ate—a mixture of restaurants and taco stands—nothing beats a street taco for 20 pesos (about $1)! Sorry to make your mouth water.
Sometimes we go on trips and aren’t quite ready to come back. You might have said, “I needed a vacation from my vacation.”
This time, though, we are coming back recharged and ready to go forward in the work of the Lord. Vacations are important for families, and some of my favorite memories of growing up are the annual road trips or camping trips we would take as a family.
I wholly recommend them.
And Puerto Vallarta is a nice cheap option. Dios le bendiga.