I Asked, and He Answered: Mission Trip Excerpt

January 15, 2009

Sciff playing it cool

David Schiff

(June 24th 2006 – Austin, TX) We met at Gateway Church this morning at 6am and drove to Reynosa, Mexico – about a 6 hour drive.  There we rendezvoused David Schiff, our leader from Adventures In Missions (AIM), and did some exercises to begin listening for the promptings of the Holy Spirit in the city center for a couple hours.  We then drove to our camp – ”Vamonos!” – which is very nice by mission trip standards.  There is a cafeteria with ping-pong tables, guys and girls dorms, and a chapel.  The most interesting thing for me this day was that in my devotional, I was to do an exercise asking God if He had a scripture for me.  He immediately put one in my head.  This was the first of many such experiences.  Actually, it happened so fast that I discounted that it could be from God and tried to be still longer, but it kept coming back.  Then, I opened my Bible to read the scripture, and it was something that spoke very powerfully to me:

John 20:22 –  And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.Read the rest of this entry »