Many people are worried about our safety. Many people have asked if it’s safe to visit Mexico. Some people have even encouraged us to leave Mexico because of what they have seen on the news. Is Mexico as dangerous as the news channels have made it out to be?
Regardless of where you live, danger exists. Every country and every city have their own unique problems and dangers. I’m not going to write a lot about the issue of safety in Mexico, but here are a few things I’ve seen on the web lately about safety in Mexico:
Is Mexico Safe?
- Is it safe to do ministry in Mexico? by Mike King – among other things, his post says, “Trying to eliminate danger from every area of our lives will lead to paralysis and missional impotence.” I like that quote.
- Living the Dangerous Life in Mexico – “Mexico isn’t Taco Bell,” from a website created by expats in Mexico called “The Truth about Mexico.”
- Is It Safe? by Pura Vida – “Are we trapped here?…No… Perhaps they’re trapped here with us.” Great perspective on safety and ministry.
- Rant on Crime and Going to Mexico on Between Diapers and Dishes – Interesting video post about who to associate with when you come to Mexico.
We’re confident that the place we live is safe. We are thankful for those people who worry about us. But, we have work to do, and we know that we are in the safest place we can be right now.