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On my last trip to Mexico, Jerry and I took a load of furnishings for the kitchen, office, and recreation room. The favor of God was with us as we crossed the border, twenty-five mile check point, and on the road; we did not have to pay any tax on what was brought in or have any problems with the “bad guys”. Praise the Lord!
Our 10X6 trailer was completely full; with lots of pots, pans, skillets, mixers, toasters, blenders, crock pots, new glasses, plates, utensils, flatware, etc. I believe if you need it we had it. Added to this were special “Quilts” made for each of the children associated with the children’s home by a group of ladies in Lampasas, TX. On top of that we had two desks, two file cabinets, a chair and scales for the office, a leather sofa, and a love seat for the recreation room. We would, however, still like to put up a flat screen TV in the recreation room.
I can say with the exception of the small stuff (pictures, plaques, and some of the license that are required to be displayed) we are finished with the inside of the children’s home, We do still have some more to do outside; to paint the outside and to make a designated play area for the children. The painting will begin this week and hopefully will be done within the week. The play area will be started after the last of the upstairs school construction is complete.
During the last trip, I took Luis & Lucy Vazquez, directors of the home, and Christy Garcia, one of our five board of directors for the home, to visit two other operating orphanages. The first one with 18 children was located in Cd. Victoria, Tamps and the second one located in Monte, SLP with 43 children. Both of these are well respected operations and serving their areas with excellence. We learned a great deal from both operations.
All in all, our progress it going pretty well by Mexican standards and was a successful trip. Christy Garcia has taken on the responsibility to push our paper work with DIF, the state and federal government. This will allow Luis to stay focused on finishing the construction for the upstairs school rooms.
There are areas of construction upstairs that I had hoped to get done by taking in some adult construction groups early this summer; however the violence has increased in intensity to the point I do not know if it is wise to do so. Please continue to pray for the children’s home and the country of Mexico. I know that this world will never know true peace until the “Prince of Peace” Jesus Christ returns but some sense of normality would be acceptable.
Going back to Mexico, may God richly bless you and help you to sow your seeds in such a manner as to have a continual harvest coming your way.
We are excited about all that God has planned for you, the children we care for and this ministry. We pray for you as our partners and believe that as you give you will have a continual harvest, and that all your needs will be generously and abundantly met. 3rd John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.