Last week Angie Lara and the kids drove all the way from SC to pay us a visit as well as some friends near Houston. 9 of the 11 kids made the trip and what a joy it was to see them. They came to serve, and serve they did!
First, they bagged up a one ton tote of beans into gallon bags. I think it took about 700 bags which was all we had. I bought several hundred more bags so they could bag up rice. A gospel track and some other literature was put in each gallon zip lock.
The next day we bought 100 bottles of vegetable oil, 100 four pound bags of sugar, loaded 100 bags of rice and beans and several cases of bibles and headed into a few colonias in Alamo, and Donna Texas. The kids loaded up their arms and went door to door handing each family one of everthing we had. The message was that God cares about them and sent this gift. If they wanted a bible, they gave them one. One lady took the bible and immediately sat down and started reading it.
Saturday they painted most of the steel in our carport, which is something I wanted to do for a while. Monday we recieved a donation of 70 farm to family boxes of fruit and vegetables, and we drove to a couple different neighborhoods and blessed families again with food and bibles.
We'll never know the impact of what these kids did until we get to heaven, when all is made known. The whole family was such a blessing to have here, and they are such a testimony to God's goodness and provision. It's been 5 years since David went to be with Jesus, and Angie is still hurting, and also healing from the devastating effects of losing David.
We drove out to Big Heart Orphanage in the mountains near Saltillo on Friday to pick up Obed, and see Gator after his life changing fall that broke his back and several ribs. Please pray for him, as he heals. There's been a lot of progress on the new kitchen and dorms, but there's so much to do yet. We need teams or $ or both to complete it. The new kitchen at Big Heart in Reynosa is really coming along well.
A visit to Melodys Orphanage in Reynosa Sunday to visit the kids and join Jaime on his weekly Facebook bible study. We went there after our Sunday school class Zoom meeting that I gave the worst, totally off the wall devotion. I think I was having a bought of Alzheimer's or something.
Might be heading back to Saltillo with Sergio tomorrow afternoon. There's a lot more welding to do.
In spite of the Covid virus, we can cross the border, but it is getting stricter with temperature checks, and mask checks. We've been blessed during this time to be able to continue our monthly food outreaches, as well as provide several ministries with food. Muchas Gracias for all the prayers and support.