My family is taking part on Amor’s Advent daily devotional to prepare for Christmas.
The first disruption for 24 Days of Disrupt was to “Create your Family Mission Statement.”
It was weird at first, but after watching the videos on the blog, it became a lot less intimidating.
We used the family rules poster we have for ideas; lingo from the 7 habits that Mia has been learning at school, and took turns answering questions about what is important for us. We put it all together in a beautiful sentence that little D created.
We also added and defined some values that are important for us.
“We will serve God through life’s journey with humor, compassion, love and respect for one another.”
Respect: Listening, seeking to understand, caring and serving one another.
Humor: Laugh at ourselves, see life with optimism add jokes and fun.
Compassion: Think of others and reach to those who are hurting.
Adventure: Seek experiences, try new things and don’t be afraid to fail.
Affection: Kind words, hugs, snuggles, and besos.
Family: Time together.
We hope this will continue helping us create a family culture that will help us guide us in the same direction during the holidays and on years to come.
Pastor Oscar lives with his family in Tecate
Fait, Love and Marriage
Some families in my journey stick with me in a profound way. The story of Pastor Oscar and Alicia exemplifies my passion for Amor. See, when I started in Amor, all I knew was that Amor built homes for the poor in Mexico and other places (South Africa and the San Carlos Apache Reservation) which is an incredibly courageous cause on its own. Then I found out that the vision the founders were given extended beyond that and included the Utopia of a world where spiritual physical poverty could be eradicated. It is a dream that I’ve grown to believe myself to be possible. Never before in history of humanity the possibility has been within reach. We got the resources we could have never dream of. The problem might appear to be a giant, but like Gayla Cooper says in her book Disrupted, “[David] looked at Goliath and believed, This giant is so big, I can’t miss!” The problem of poverty can seem overwhelming at times but no matter how big, we can’t miss. Whatever we do makes a difference!
However, when I ground everything we do in regular basis, it is the lives affected every day by Amor as a movement that make it so important for the lives of all of us who work here. Love, faith and growth. I hope you enjoy the story of Pastor Oscar and his courageous wife Alicia.