Day 5 in Mexico was one of importance. We sent a group of 7 to continue our presence for those that have been displaced by the F4 tornado on Monday. As we went in Jesus’ name, we made an initial stop by our partner church Templo Bautista Bethel. There we stumbled upon a pastor’s gathering in deep discussion. They were discussing how they were to proceed in preparing to begin a partnership of ministry to this tornado stricken neighborhood of 1300 homes.
After our first stop, we proceeded to a central area where we were to feed the workers and families that had a need for nourishment. As the morning drew to a close, we proceeded to a gym that was housing over 300 people. Here I witnessed a huge gathering of young students volunteering the sorting and packing of donated items into family style bags that included things like cereal, bleach, Lysol, toilet paper, toothpaste, canned food, and other necessary items. We fed the volunteers at this location as well.
In total 700 meals were given consisting of meat, beans, rice, bread, and water.
We also went door to door asking if there were other needs like a need for mops or bleach or a broom. Of course out supplies quickly ran out.
The best part of the day was after all the feeding and handing out of supplies. We set up a canopy, table, and chairs to attract the children in a coloring gathering. The kids as you can see in the pictures were coloring a drawing. Then the best part came. Olympia, started to present the Gospel to this young group of kids. They were attentive and afterwards were given a New Testament and invited back on Monday to continue the conversation. This is how you start a church in Mexico. You start by storing the hearts of kids.
As we were leaving we were able to minister to a young couple struggling to keep their marriage intact. Please pray for Diego and his wife. I plan to meet with them again on Monday
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,
2 thoughts on “Acuna Mexico Friday, May 29, 2015”
Today was my favorite day! All week I’ve been searching the eyes of the people I’ve met. Most days I’ve been met with empty, bewildered, lost stares. I saw hope today. I saw children singing and dancing and praying to our precious Savior. I saw love today. What a blessing to watch God move through devastation with the promise of hope. Hope for a rebuilding of broken lives. Praise God that His promise for us is so much more than the rebuilding of houses and the replacement of stuff.
1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Amen Janeene. Jesus is Lord of Acuna!