ccm Cross 0018
Sunday December 21, 2011
Beside Still Waters Medical Mission
Atotonilco, Morelos, Mexico
ccm Cross #0018
GPS/DMS 18.6495° N, 98.8327° W
Additional photos after Testimony
2911 cdd From Cutting to the Cross
Cyber Daily Devotion
Volume 12 Number 259
Today’s Author: Pastor Bill
Scripture: John 8:36
“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free” NLT
ccm Cross #18 is planted in Atotonilco, Morelos, Mexico at “Beside Still Waters Medical Mission.” It is a training center and housing facility used as a base to launch medical and evangelistic ministry teams to the surrounding region. José is an Evangelist, Missions Coordinator and interpreter for teams. This is his testimony — José Schad Hernandez.
When I was young I had the opportunity to go to school in America. This was a period of time when I was godless. I was doing everything in my own strength thinking that my life had no purpose. Then I was ordered by my government back to Mexico ending my education in America. That was in 1994.
When I returned to Mexico I embraced the party scene and spent my time and energy looking for love in all the wrong places. One on my closest friends became Alexandria. She joined me in the party scene. As we partied on — she began to become a dark person. Her skin even turned a darker color without sun. Over the next two years she started to cut herself to relieve the pain in her life. If alcohol couldn’t calm her pain — cutting did.
Soon her countenance became distorted and she began to age quickly. Then she started to randomly attack people. Her life was completely out of control.
My brother Victor is a Pastor and I called him to see if he could do something to help Alexandria. He came to her house. Victor prayed deliverance over her and Alexandria started to attack him — he held up his hand and shouted, “In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ — stop.” She never touched him and without him touching her she bounced up against a wall. This was her time to be set free.
Alexandria went on to get delivered from the demons that were tormenting her life. She was saved that night and accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. It was incredible to see her new countenance — she was free of oppression. Her skin changed color and her aging was reversed. She became a beacon of light for Jesus.
Then it was my turn — over the next few weeks I listened to my brother and received The Lord Jesus Christ as my savior — The power of Jesus that flowed through Victor found its way into my life. A whole new world was just beginning for me.
I had lived with crippling migraine headaches since early childhood — the migraines were like a dark cloud over everything I did. When I received Christ the migraine headaches left and have not returned.
I joined the Emmanuel Church and started street witnessing and sharing my faith with anyone who would listen. That led to the use of the Jesus Film in village after village — week after week. Many villages rejected our Jesus and we were escorted out of town by the local sheriff. But we kept witnessing. At one village after being escorted out of town a local retired school teacher invited us to show the Jesus film in her house. 7 people came and 3 received The Lord Jesus Christ as savior. This opened the opportunity to do home meetings again and again — no more were we escorted out of town and Jesus was being accepted in all the villages. That first home meeting is now a thriving church of more than 100 members.
My Favorite Verse: Jude 1:24-25 “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen” NKJV
I believe the reason for the cross is to show people our faith in what Jesus did for us. Jesus is no longer on the tree but he is ALIVE. Hallelujah!
Prayer:Father thank you for making a way for anyone at anytime to receive the gift of eternal life and set free of unwanted habits and customs by accepting Jesus as their King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
Beside Still Waters Medical Ministry Headquarters
Atotonilco, Morelos, Mexico
Lumber yard where we bought Cross beams
Hildalgo Family Hardware Store
Jose Hernandez begins digging the hole
Jose trims Cross beam
Rev. Jesse Bystrom and Pastor Bill Hieb
steady cross during construction
Pastor Bill Hieb and Jose Hernandez seal the beams
Final adjustments of the beams
UP — UP — UP!
Fire in the Hole
Securing the cross
Workman climbs Cross retrieving ropes
Pastor Bill, Jesse Hernandez and
Pastor Bill Hieb during plaque installation
Atotonilco, Morelos, Mexico
Cross plaque #18
Jose Hernandez, Pastor Bill Hieb and Rev. Jesse Bystrom
pray for a family at the convention
Tasty Pollo (Chicken) Tacos
served at the convention
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