Missions Blog

Jul 12

Maltiox (Thank You) from Hector Hernandez, our Achi Brother in Christ

2012 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi,Trips

Desert Springs has supported the ministry of OR4 through Hector Hernandez since 2004.  OR4 exists to unite evangelical churches as well as reach the Rabinal Achi youth for Christ.  It has been such a blessing to see God grow and use Hector and other young Achis to make disciples among their own people with an eye toward going to the ends of the earth themselves.  Below is a letter Hector wrote to DSC expressing his thankfulness for our partnership with the Rabinal Achi in general, and this latest trip specifically.

Hector writes:

Dear friends and brothers and sisters of DSC,

I want to start this note praising the Lord who is worthy of all praise  and adoration, and with gratitude for his goodness, grace and faithfulness!   I am pleased to be able to write to you again after so much time. My  computer broke down again, and I don’t like very much to go to the  Internet cages.  I have only been able to communicate with my friends  through Facebook, because I have a telephone plan that includes using social  networks. But as if it weren’t enough that my computer broke down, my  cell phone also broke down recently.

The Coalition DSC, The Well and OR4  

I am extremely grateful, content and satisfied with the time during  which the ministries of DSC as sending church of the Well and OR4 shared  the month of June to glorify God and serve our Achí people. I am happy  because we were able to unify forces, being from different countries and  cultures, in the same work and for the same purpose.  I don’t want to go  on with this note without mentioning the support of the ministry of JUCUM in San Miguel, Dr. Jacobo and Janeth, the Barreras, Tania from Mexico, and the team from Atlanta–several ministries working together as the Body of Christ  that we are.

Personally I am pleased and satisfied with the great and extraordinary  events that happen as we do the work of God.  However, also of great  worth and importance are the little things, that to some might seem  insignificant, that we don’t pay much attention to, but they have an  impact and make a difference in the lives of many people, either  bringing them to Christ or helping them draw nearer to him and  motivating people to become more like Christ.  One example of this is  the testimony of the life of Marvin Gibson, who even without having to  speak in Spanish or Achí, made us realize there was something different  in him.

Marvin Gibson, alias Marvelous, the grandfather of the Well group is  officially proclaimed the grandfather of OR4.  We admire his patience,  his willingness to serve, his humor, his youthful spirit, love and  service.  He put up with his fellow Americans and even more than that,  with the Achí young people (ha ha.)  Everyone in OR4 talks of this.   This is what I am referring to: actions, but also attitudes that can  impact, motivate and change the lives of others without even realizing it.

Also the support of Sophia, Rachel and Brian was significant, in spite  of language barriers.  They did a great job in benefit of OR4 and our  Achí people, and I don’t doubt that they also learned from us, our  culture, as we also learned from them.

Objectives Reached  

At the beginning of the time with the Well and OR4 we declared that of  of our objectives was to strengthen the relationships with the churches  of different town, and that was accomplished.  Some pastors expressed to  us their satisfaction for the work realized and their support for future  activities with OR4 and of course with the Well when they are again with us.   Thanks to DSC   In the name of OR4 I want to express my most sincere and deep gratitude  for your support during all this time.  I refer to moral, spiritual and  economic support.

In the love of Christ, Your brother Hector Hernandez of OR4

Translate by Carol Barrera