This precious little baby has no idea about the world she was born into. No idea that her mom and dad have to struggle to make ends meet and provide for her brother and sisters. No idea that the place they live has no running water or electricity. I would argue that innocence is indeed bliss! The face of this little child screams peace and contentment while she sleeps. A trust that she knows nothing about yet has been placed in the hands of her creator and He Will Provide. I'm so glad that we built them a home last year with the help of our friends from Zion Lutheran Church in Handcock Michigan. Thanks Lonnie and Dave. She has a clean dry place to flourish and grow and the problems of her surroundings are far from her thoughts. Because, she was beautifully and wonderfully made and God has a plan for her life. We have been buying up all the bicycles we can find in Reynosa and plan on giving them out over the course of the next few days. We were issued a permit by the Mexican Govt. to bring all the toys and backpacks we have, to be given out this Saturday on the Day of The Child. It is also the day we give out food to all the families as well, Roy and Rebecka and their kids Jose', Jacob and Andrew will help us get it all done. We have literally thousands of toys, two hundred backpacks and we will also grill hot dogs, pop popcorn and give out juice boxes and raffle off the bikes.Calebs injury to His head on Easter, hasn't slowed him down a bit. There's a term in poker when placing a bet and it's called "ALL IN" and that means, your putting everything on the table and betting it all on what you THINK, is a winning hand. Well, Paula and I are ALL IN on the purchase of property we have been renting for four months now, waiting for our house to sell to pay for it. Some trust in the things of this world to carry them, but we're trusting in the LORD OUR GOD! We don't need no stinking 401k's we got Jesus!
We prayed before the men started digging a hand well in front of our house, that they would find clean water and that there would be no rocks to hinder the process. God answered both prayers and by the end of the day, we had stuck water. The men dug twenty two feet down with a hand auger and sections of pipe attached as they dug deeper. We finished the well off with 8 inch pipe and filter gravel and pumped out the muddy water, which blocked the electric pump, so we have to draw the water by hand until it clears up. Jesus met a women at a well and as a result, she received LIVING WATER that lasts for all eternity never to thirst again. We pray this temporal water will help the families around us to meet some washing needs. We have been traveling around Reynosa and Rio Bravo flea markets, buying up all the bikes we can find to meet a huge need for men needing them to go to find work and those that have jobs but have to walk great distances to get there. A generous donation from a family in La Harpe Illinois has made it possible to touch a lot of peoples lives with used bikes. There are several kids bikes as well and they will be given out on the 30th of April as we celebrate the Day of the Child. We also bought several fishing poles and tackle to give to those fishermen using Coke bottles and string to fish for thier daily food. The beans and rice in the warehouse are going fast as many Pastors from Mexico have heard about our ministry of giving food and clothes. We are praying about God providing more beans and rice to meet growing demands from the Pastors as well the needs we meet ourselves in the colonia. I figure when we give out all we have, God will fill the warehouse up again!!! THANKS FOR THE PRAYER AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT, WE ARE ALL PART OF WHAT GOD IS DOING HERE.