Worship Warriors

perry-grone-lbLgFFlADrY-unsplash.jpgPondering — Reflecting — Thinking! And it’s a whole new month at that! YAY!
Happy July everyone.  Today I want to share some great things about great people.

The spouse — children — partners and family in ministry that you don’t see as “casual friends” these are right relationships.  When you have them in the body of Christ we do appreciate them in more ways then what is spoken.

The enemy tries to say that is not our focus.  Then I see things differently and say “WOW — que mentiroso!!!”

We got Cassiandra Isabella — my sidekick — my daughter.  My little spitfire girl that is so like her dad, “I aint doin it!” She stands her ground in all that she believes and I honor that about her. She is ALWAYS bubbly when she comes in the morning or wherever she goes.  This past Sunday we heard her coming all the way from outside.  She is MAD loud 🙂 just like her mama but maybe a NOTCH up…. #JusSayin… we love it all.

We got David — my goodness! This guy! LOL just there I want to say AH HA HA! The energy –the humor –the joy.  I can always appreciate that.  He will make you laugh no matter what.  All around GREAT guy to be on a team with to hum and bum together. He takes risks. He tries his hardest with all his heart. When its no… its simply uhhhhh NO we ain’t doin it either! #Love&Laughter.

Our sister Janet! She is an odee secret agent spitfire! LML! She is super genuine and very loving!  She cares about team….she cares about worship.  She is always willing to try whatever and that makes it awesome! When she gives you the 100 –it feels like a 1000 because no matter what she experiences or when challenges come her way she will show up and put her gloves on! That’s pretty freaking amazing! #NeedMics

Our brother Rois! He has been with us for a minute! Super talented and super funny! He has been most helpful with us and VERY PATIENT!!! No matter what we throw at him–he will get it and try to make it work best for us.  We always have a great time together with him there.  When he responds 8 days later…it’s like we never lost touch! LOLLLLLLLL
We love this dude! #TwoPhones

So this is what our team looks like…. photo credits to our elite Jonathan Calderon!

Since the pandemic, we have had to adjust and find different ways to get into this mode. We may not be a full blown orchestra 🙂 but we are a team that will still try.  That tells us that we WILL get better at what we do in every way. The pic with David drinking water I was asking him if he can do the opening…. that response was priceless! He was like AH HA HA! Will try again next time!

How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony!
Psalm 133:1 GNT

So I wanted to take a quick note to reflect and say — look at how far we have come.  You may not see it all the time but these captured moments above speak for themselves. We are different. We are growing.  We are each unique.  We bring our own flavor to the team.  We make it work.

Everyone is different –and so is every team.  Not everyone is perfect. This one — yes we are flawed.  But in our imperfections God places His loveliness over us.  He gives us the grace and the covering to be who we are.  This is the MUI Worship Warriors.  You will see them online every Sunday at 9:00 am FB live.

I am grateful for each of them.  Love them to pieces!



About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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