Devotionals about Chiapas


A Parent’s Blessing

Read: Matthew 10:37-42 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. (v. 39) We were visiting a supporting church in


Estevan Prayed

Read: Ephesians 6:10-16 Take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (v. 11 NIV) The Theological Education by Extension Program was finishing its fifth year. The goal of this program was


Heaven-sent Wisdom

Read: Leviticus 19:18; James 3:13-18 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.


God Frees the Tojolabal Christians

Read: Psalm 91 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (v. 11 NIV) There was conflict in the Tojolabal village of Saltillo.


Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Read: 1 John 4:7-16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in


Trust and Don’t Be Afraid

Read: Psalm 34:1-10 He delivered me from all my fears. (v. 4 NIV) I was in a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, scheduled to have another lump removed from one


A Good Reputation

Read: Proverbs 22:1; 1 Peter 2:12-17 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NIV) During the Zapatista


A Blanket of Fog

Read: Acts 12:5-11 Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. (1 Kings 8:28 NIV) It was the late-1990s. Zapatista rebels had


Forgive and Move On

Read: 1 Peter 2:19-25; 3:14, 17 But if you suffer for doing good . . . , this is commendable before God. (2:20 NIV) Construction of the Tzeltal Bible School