Written by Dr. Alex Perez
(volunteer/staff, Proyecto B3 for a handful of years)
Some of the things I enjoy most when we travel are to see the beautiful places we go and discuss spiritual things with my teammates. On a recent trip, after the Sabbath worship service and Aktapi (potluck), DJ and I went for a walk up the mountain to stretch our legs. As we contemplated the beauty around us, I remembered a quote from Patriarchs and Prophets that I had recently read.
“Shut in by the bulwarks of the mountains, Moses was alone with God. The magnificent temples of Egypt no longer impressed his mind with their superstition and falsehood. In the solemn grandeur of the everlasting hills he beheld the majesty of the Most High, and in contrast realized how powerless and insignificant were the gods of Egypt. Everywhere the Creator’s name was written. Moses seemed to stand in His presence and to be overshadowed by His power” (E. White, p.251).
I am grateful for how God uses the places and people, especially my teammates, on these trips encourage me to be faithful and think on heavenly things.