Mission Uruguay 2017 Cancelled

2017 Uruguay Mission Trip Cancelled:

The Uruguay trip has been cancelled this year.  Not enough people applied for the trip to make an effective team.  The Uruguay trip has been enthusiastically supported each year since our first vision trip in 2007.  Since that time about 100 different people from about 15 DBC churches have served on a trip to Uruguay.  In the process we have seen several churches started and have been able to significantly support and encourage the church planters and churches. So this year, when only two people applied for the trip, it not only led to cancelling the trip, but causes me to question if the Lord may be directing us to end this partnership and move on to another.

Nine years ago, we made a five year commitment to the Uruguay partnership.  Each year since the five year mark, we have prayed about whether we should continue for that year.  This year, it was clear that we shouldn’t go.  This does not necessary mean that our work in Uruguay is finished, but we need to ask that question of the Lord.  I will be praying toward that end and I ask that you do as well.  I would also welcome any and all feedback from you about the value and effectiveness of the Uruguay partnership along with your thoughts about whether the Lord would have us continue it.  I have no doubt that the Lord would have our DBC churches continue being engaged in worldwide missions.  It is just a matter of whether the specific partnership in Uruguay should continue.

It has been a source of great joy to serve as coordinator of the Uruguay partnership and the support we have had from so many DBC churches has blessed and encouraged me beyond measure.  I covet your prayers and feedback as we try to discern God’s leading from here.

Blessings,

Steve Ford