This summer we will be updating you through the blog from Sunny California! We have a team that will be serving with the Generation Send program with the North American Mission Board. It’s going to be a great summer and we can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do in and through our team in San Diego!
Prior to the entire team getting there, the mobilizers arrived in the city a couple of weeks ago. This week Sean Robinson our mobilizer and team leader is updating us on what they’ve been doing and how we can pray!
“It has been a little less than 2 weeks since arriving in San Diego and it has been eye opening from the start! There are four mobilizers: Alberto, Evan, Reid and myself. We spent the first week meeting people of influence in James Gordon, our city coach’s, life. James was a football coach for some years, and since all of the mobilizers are guys- he has clearly put on his coaching hat in the process of preparing us for this summer.
We have been stretched spiritually and mentally to prepare well, being equipped with the tools needed to invest well into the city of San Diego; especially when the rest of the team gets out here on June 22nd. Knowing that the time we got to spend together before we arrived here in San Diego was very little, but in spite of the time frame, we are a band of brothers that have come united under Him to fulfill a mission that is bigger than ourselves…That is God’s Great Commission to see that his love is shared all throughout the world, more specifically in the city of San Diego for us this summer.
Finally arriving here and seeing the city, getting an idea of the rhythms of the west coast has really made me thankful in general. Since being here, a daily reminder that has come to my heart is that I have the privilege of loving this city in community with my brothers and sisters in Him. Some moments hit the heart harder than others, but this truth is something I am so grateful for. There really isn’t anything more freeing than laying aside my own mission and joining the everyday mission of God. We all have been given the neighborhoods we will be pouring into specifically here in San Diego.
Reid and the team from Tennessee Tech has been assigned to San Marcos!
Evan and the team from University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be in Linda Vista!
Alberto and the team from University of Texas will be in Oceanside!
Myself and the team from Southeastern will be in Downtown San Diego!
Prayer for these specific neighborhoods is needed. Please pray specifically for:
- People of peace in the city
- That people would be receptive to the gospel
- For the students we will interact with at the University of San Diego (this is where we will be living)
I’m not just saying this but prayer is truly needed…We have been able to spend countless times on our knees in prayer for these things and so many others; knowing the power of prayer and believing in and resting on His promises that He cares. As the time comes near for everyone to be out here, it is evident that the work will continue. I could go on and on, but these short weeks have proven to all of us that it isn’t a sprint, but without question is that it’s a marathon. It’s time to GO into the heart of San Diego!”
For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. (Hebrews 3:14)