This post is really just a great reason to brag about Kyle and Ellen Benefield, a young missionary couple in Mazatlan, Mexico. On Friday Kevin and I attended an informal gathering of friends who support the work Kyle and Ellen have been called to do in Mexico. It was a wonderfully relaxed evening and we were able to catch up with Kyle and Ellen, see their three handsome boys and listen to some great stories about what God is doing among them in Mazatlan. Kyle and Ellen originally committed to five years in Mexico. Well those five years have come and gone and they are still there, committed to serving and supporting the people in Mazatlan. Jesus said the world would know if we are His follower because we love. The Benefields are wonderful examples of this. They serve with love and humility. Not with an agenda.
Kevin and I have so much admiration and affection for Kyle and Ellen, they are truly living sacrificially in obedience to the Lord’s call upon their lives. And they do it with joy, humor and humility. I know they would say that by anyone’s standards in the colonia they live in they are rich. And it is true in that respect. However, it is also true that they sacrifice much: having family close enough to help out, safety (if you’ve kept up with the news you know that Mexico’s President has basically given up trying to address the drug cartel epidemic), close peers who support and care for them, and most of the conveniences we take for granted here in the states just to name a few. I am so proud of them.
If you want to know more about what Kyle and Ellen are doing check out their website here: Mexico Mercy Website They have some amazing stories of God’s intervention and favor.
Because I am committed to accountability, here is the outfit I wore on Friday. I chose to wear red in honor of Mexico Mercy.
Red printed Swing Top: CAbi, Red Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft, Nude Ballet Flats: Lucky Brand