January 9th, 2013
Bego Haces, a college student in Puebla, Mexico, has been a valuable part of the Globalscope El Pozo campus ministry for the past five years. Now she’s making plans to extend her ministry by spending a year working with the Globalscope Spain campus ministry in Salamanca.
CMF campus minister Kami Burns first met Bego in 2008 when Kami went on a mission trip with the Georgia Tech campus ministry to build houses in Mexico. A team from El Pozo met them there to help out, and Bego, a young girl from Acapulco in her first semester of college, was a member of the team. Kami and Bego became friends and their relationship grew steadily as Bego was baptized and Kami joined the team there as a campus minister and team leader.
“Over the past five years Bego has been a student leader in every sense of the word at El Pozo,” said Kami. “She’s been part of discipleship groups, spoken at our events, traveled to the U.S. to help out with our (fund-raiser) golf tournament and given of her time and energy to help make El Pozo the place that it is. She has become a dear friend to not only me but to all of our staff, and is a source of constant encouragement for us because she ‘gets’ campus ministry and understands that her role is not just to receive, but to serve this ministry and her campus.”
Not only has Bego served unselfishly at El Pozo, but she’s also demonstrated a real heart for evangelism by bringing many others to the ministry with her.
“When Bego told me she wanted to work abroad for a year,” said Kami, “her reason was that ‘if I go somewhere new, every person I meet will be a person that I can share Jesus with.’ And although Bego knew Jesus become coming to El Pozo, she has become the minister that she is through campus ministry.”
Kami adds that Bego was a little afraid that Kami would be disappointed that she wanted to continue her ministry abroad and not at El Pozo, but that wasn’t the case at all.
“I couldn’t be prouder of my dear friend Bego,” said Kami, “and I love the fact that El Pozo is sending out its second missionary! Thank God for Bego’s part in the story of El Pozo; this ministry is what it is because of her. Join me in praying for her as she raises support and prepares to head to Salamanca in June.”