Arlen “Arlando” Williams (Stephen’s brother) had not been on a mission trip, in fact he had never been into the interior of Mexico. He did not want to venture south of the border, but the Lord changed Arlen’s mind. After about a week of visiting the Galeana, NL, area he came to love the people and the beautiful mountains that surround the town.
Arlen is the kind of person who has to be doing something most of the time. No problem, there is always work that needs to be done in a ministry… and work we did.
He helped chip away at the rocks for the building footing at the new Getsemani church building construction site; made a trip with twenty Christians to Palmetio (see Praising the Lord with the Palmito Church); assisted with the weekly kid’s club; delivered meals to the elderly for Nuevo Corazon; looked at what electrical wiring was needed at another church; delivered a gift to a pastor in another village; was part of Sunday worship; and even got to see some of the local tourist sights.
Arlando (his Mexico name) also made a lot of new Christian friends, even though he speaks virtually no Spanish. These folks may speak a different language, but it is the same spirit that unites us through Christ.
Paul wrote in Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”