Many wonderful aspects of Conexion were revealed to me as I observed and saw small pieces all intricately woven together that eventually hit me with a large impact.  The first thing I notice about the Conexion ministry is the work they do. They travel to many locations and minister to such a wide variety of needs. One outing they may be working on buildings and infrastructure. The next may involve providing clothing, the next medical care, and then the next education. I’m sure I am only aware of a small portion of what they do and where they go.

But then, the next thing I notice is that while all this motion and doing is happening and going on, there are relationships that are maintained or initiated, fostered and grown. There is genuine carie and love demonstrated and shown. I see the eye-to-eye contact, the person-to-person engagement, and can feel how the Conexion members extend their hearts to each other and those they serve.

Of course, in my experience with Conexion, there is music. Music that speaks of the heart of God for His people, and their heart for Him. Music that creates an environment that welcomes the Holy Spirit and fosters an atmosphere in which people are free to outwardly demonstrate their love and thanks for all that God has done and will do in their lives. The strongest and most lasting impression I have of the Conexion Minstry is that the members do all the work they do in such a deliberate, faith-filled and sustained way. It is not an infrequent event for them. It is a following of Christ that they choose for themselves daily.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40

Frank Garcia – Asbury United Methodist Church Worship Team