While on the last days of my trip with Power Ministry,  I got word of our good friend Marks passing from this life to his heavenly home. Mark finished well! Having accepted Christ as Saviour 5 years ago, he became passionately involved in the building of Melodys Orphanage in Reynosa,  and supporting it almost entirely on his own. His legacy will indeed live on.
  A good friend of Mark's supplied Paula, Jaime and me free airfare to fly to Chicago to offer what comfort we could to Kathy and the family. I've never seen so many people at a wake and funeral. Mark was loved and respected by many, and he will be missed.
  Last Sunday we were able to attend the 75th anniversary of Moraine Valley Church.  It was quite an event, followed by food and fellowship. It's always good to go home, if only for a few days.
  Upon our return home, the Senior Carpenter's Crew were hard working at Big Heart Orphanage in Reynosa. They asked me if I could drive them to Big Heart Orphanage in the mountains near Saltillo on Wednesday. We made the over and back trip the same day, just taking a tour, eating lunch, and then heading back.
  We held our monthly food outreach Saturday morning and 170 families came, to worship God, hear the Word, and recieved the food that a team from Balstrop Texas had provided the funds for. They also came and shared the message.
  Paula is battling the flu, and is on the mend. I spent the last few days preparing donation statements for all those that have been a part of all of our ministries, and we want to thank you all. About 75 different people donated to the ministry. WOW!

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