Monday, August 6, 2012

A Different Kind of Ministry

You may have seen them:  School buses loaded with “stuff” and often towing another bus or truck or pickup…
  We often see them rolling down I-81 on their way to Mexico and beyond.

     It’s a business that sometimes offers ministry opportunities.

     Last week Pedro Jose Montufar Paz (more commonly known as “Gerson”) stopped in to load items destined for ministries in Guatemala.  Gerson makes the trip from New Jersey to Chimaltenango, Guatemala once a month.  His wife also often drives one bus while towing another.

     In addition to hundreds of Bibles and Scripture portions, Gerson also loaded 200 Matthew Henry commentaries for a pastors’ seminar, a 5400 watt Craftsman generator, microwave, electric guitar, Peavey sound system, wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers.

The trip takes 8 to 10 days, depending on weather, traffic, breakdowns and crossing international borders.  Drug traffickers that  demand “tolls” can also be a challenge.

Gerson is a brother in Christ.  We look forward to working with him to supply some of the needs of ministries south of our border.

The ETS Staff