It's a whole different scene on the other side of the border for the refugees. We took a few people from Lufkin Texas to Mexico on Saturday to visit Senda De Vida home for the wandering migrants. Hundreds of people are living in tents, on the floor, under a tarp, in the soccer field. It's the reality of the situation.
  We toured the facility and talked to many of the migrants.  They are from every part of the world. Not just central America.  We met two women from West Africa, trying to get to the US. We prayed with several people before we left. We also gave several hundred dollars to buy some much needed hygiene products,  cereal for the kids, milk, potatoes,  eggs, and whatever else they needed. We crossed a bunch of donated candy, and juice boxes last week and brought it there. We got charged 400 dollars to cross it all. OUCH! The line was to long to go back, so I had to pay it.
  We also stopped at Melodys Orphanage to allow the group to visit there, before heading to the colonia and show them the work we do there. We got word that a friend, Domocillio had died. He had struggled with diabetes for years. We had paid for a much needed amputation of his leg a few years ago. He and his wife Aquillina we're in the first group we provided weddings for, 4 years ago. He's got a great Godly family, so it was a celebration at his funeral Sunday.
  I've only got 3 more cardiac rehab sessions left, and then I'm on my own to continue regular exercise. We're looking to buy a used treadmill to go along with the bike, stairclimber, and gazelle we don't use, LOL!


  Last Friday I was asked if we could take a delegation of pastors and leaders from different churches in mainly Florida and a few other states, to Mexico to see first hand how refugees are taken care of there. We agreed to take them to Senda De Vida. They house, feed and minister to those seeking asylum, or have been deported. They are way over capacity and struggle to meet the needs of so many.
  Unfortunately with the long lines at the bridge coming back, they decided not to go across. We instead had a great informational meeting, followed by the event for which they came. To bless and provide for the needs of our Border patrol agents and their families. What an honor to serve them and shake their hands and say thank You! A trunk load of food, loaded backpacks for the kids,  a blow up water park, food, drinks and a generous gift card to every family was given. A great time, meeting them and the people that put on the event. We're trusting God to raise up some new support from the connections to provide some aid to those on the other side of the border.  That is what they expressed a desire to do.


  With the record heat down here, and  my total lack of desire to do much outside, Rosa who lives in Progresso, Mexico has been waiting patiently for her roof to be replaced. Well, yesterday was the day, inspire of the heat. Me and 5 guys tackled the project in only 3 hours. WHEW!  It was so hot, even at 8 in the morning.  It wasn't the prettiest of jobs, but the house had 3 add ons,  all crooked!. We had lunch and we're home by 1.
  When the guys returned to the colonia,  they found the fire department putting out a house fire that destroyed Salvadors house. He's blind and was burning garbage that caught his house on fire. I guess there's another project put before us!


  My last post,  I wrote, " I can't wait to see what God is going to do next". Well once again God showed up as we ministered to the needs of the people in places that missionaries don't go. Up in the mountains near Puebla Mexico and 5 hours north of there.
  People from Oklahoma,  Texas, Our daughter from Colorado, Chiapas, Puebla, Masaguah, in Mexico, a Pastor from Guatemala

came to serve. Doctors, dentists, pharmaceutical workers, barbers, shoe shiners, hot dog cookers,  evangelists,  prayer warriors, clowns, face painters, gallon blowers, lovers of God and people. As as a result hundreds of men women and children got saved.
  What a great trip!!! Thanks for all the prayers and support,  we can't do without it.