On the home front, we have been busy getting our home ready, as well as preparing for the many visitors coming to join us in the work here in Cabo. We purchased a work-in-progress last spring and let’s just say, the work is still in progress. We have redone the walls, added a kitchen, Richard has been busy getting the main bathroom up and running and I’ve been busy painting. Freddie and his lovely wife are busy working on the new palapa over the guest room - a traditional roof made of palm fronds. The fronds are soaked to add flexibility and then a string is strung through each frond. Freddie then ties each frond in an overlapping manner to a frame to create a roof. It is quite the amazing process!
We’ve also been experiencing heavy rains! This, again, is a miracle. While stories have varied, it has not rained substantially here for more than seven years. Last year was the beginning of God’s rain/reign. We believe He began to physically and spiritually wash the land. Although many had to deal with flooding, the people rejoiced at the sign of rain. The joy continues. Mountains are green for the first time. We even saw a worker being taught how to use a weed wacker. While we might not think much of this – imagine never having seen enough green to have need to cut it, let alone use a power tool to make headway into the growth! God is good! May He always reign/rain!
On the ministry front, it has been exciting to come home and see the progress made on several projects. The Seven Mountain Mission Fund was started last spring at one of Lance Wallnau’s Dream Trips. Attendees generously donated funds to help those in need in Los Cabos. We, along with Riu Manager Victor and his wife Monica, were charged with overseeing the fund and putting the money to work – providing help where possible. Monica was able to identify a couple of needs in the area and the projects began.
Mauro, an elderly brother was in desperate need of a new roof. Before I get to the roof, though, let me tell you about Maruo. He is an elderly gentleman in poor health. It is neither his age nor his health that stands out when you meet him, though – it is his spirit! He is a godly, vibrant Christian. He is passionate about the Lord. His countenance radiates Christ. Richard and Victor installed a new tin roof on his house – his old roof leaking badly. Between the times of work and the times of prayer, it was a great blessing to be a part of this project!
Another project tackled with the Seven Mountain Mission Fund was the building of a home for a mother of six. All seven of them – the mother and children – were living in a small trailer. The home has been finished and the children now have more room to grow, sleep and play. While it does not look like much to us, it is a nice home for the area and the family is very grateful. The home is a great testament of the Father’s love to them!
Pictured here are a couple of the projects we've been working on…