Yesterday while were surrounded by kids and their parents, we gave them a clear and concise invitation to receive the greatest gift of all for all of mankind, namely the forgiveness of sins provided by the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth. Salvation can be found no other way than to accept the free gift of Salvation wrapped up in a relationship with the only One capable to to offer it. God came down on that Christmas morning to reveal His plan of redemption to mankind. When this baby boy grew up, He provided purification from sin (unbelief) and now resides in the heart of only those that believe, Wow what a gift!!! The God of all creation lives in me.
Many came forward for prayer and an opportunity to give God thanks. Paula and Carmelo cooked up 600 hot dogs for the event, and Curtis and Brand Adams flew in from Kentucky for the opportunity to bless all the children with a gift for Christmas. Lee and Diane Thalmen from our church in McAllen joined us for the day along with several other friends that are servants in Mexico to the poor. Hundreds lined up for hot dogs, juice boxes, a gift or two, a salvation bracelet, and a copy of the Story Of Jesus booklet. The Garcia family provided the worship music, as Brandy and I joined in with our new found passion for playing the guitar. Carmelo and Paula both gave a great Christmas message.
When the festivities were done there, we drove through the colonia giving hot dogs to everyone that we came in contact with until they were all gone. An awesome day indeed followed by another great meal that Ruth and Paula made while Brandy, Curtis and I jammed on the Guitars trying to sing in Spanish and play at the same time. I think we sounded pretty good!!
Paula and Ruth are making tamales today, we'll spend tonight in Mexico, eat tamales on Christmas morning, and then head back across to join some friends at Scott and Joannas house for Christmas dinner, and then on Friday our friends from Moraine Valley Church come down for a week of building a house and blessing more people. Yea it's busy around here, as always, but "ONLY WHATS DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST."
PEACE AND GOOD WILL TOWARDS ALL, FOR YOUR GOD CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN JUST FOR YOU AND ME BECAUSE HE REALLY REALLY LOVES US!!!