This past week, we walked around some of the Mayan ruins. We approached the altar with the remains of fresh ashes, remains of candles, the smell of incense, and smoke filling the air as a reminder of the sacrifices made to the “gods”. This is a reminder of people living in darkness. People worshipping false gods. People searching for truth. People living without hope. People not knowing the one, true God.
“In the Mayan religion, offerings serve to establish and renew relations (‘contracts’, ‘pacts’, or ‘covenants’) with the other world, and the choice, number, preparation, and arrangement of the offered items (such as special maize breads, maize and cacao drinks and honey liquor, flowers, incense nodules, rubber figures, and also, cigars) obey to stringent rules.” (wikipedia.org)
It is our prayer to break the generational spiritual darkness. Education and nutrition is simply a platform to tell people of the hope and salvation found through Jesus Christ.
“That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God…” 1 Kings 8:60