The girl behind the camera--Avery Reeder (on the right) with a friend in Mexico.
Maritza Cosano Gomez, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2012
Filed under Editor's Note
In a crowded hallway at Calvary Christian Academy, a student chats with another, who lost her dad in a terrible motorcycle accident three years ago. It is a site worth watching, even though your heart breaks for the one who cannot face another fireman memorial.
Her broken heart, now healed, came back from the 11th grade missions trip in early January full of hope for a country on the other side of the Atlantic–Mexico, where she hopes to return. Her beautiful photographs tell a simple story–everybody wants to be loved. Her journey there, as well as that of her classmates and other classes before them, was not in vain. The people of Mexico heard the Word of God. For some, for the very first time. The students’ work there proved that change is eminently possible.
That such work can still be done around the globe, is a blessing and a true testament that “making disciples” is our vision, not just our school’s mission statement. Students take this seriously because they feel called. CCA didn’t just parachute into this zone; it has spent years planting roots in the Mexican Yucatan, building relationships with the Mexican people; building a school and hiring teachers to spread the love of Christ to the young along the way.
The missions field is here, too. Often, we feel in tune with it or flummoxed by it. I’m blessed enough to be part of a group called “messengers of God” who write about it. Telling the news through God’s lenses is a great responsibility and a calling– a direct assignment from God.
Browse this site, read their articles. Applaud their creativity and be inspired by their words and pictures. As their editor-in-chief, it brings me great joy to be a mouthpiece for their work.
Grace & Peace,
Maritza Cosano Gomez