Please be praying for each of these initiatives to begin and thrive in 2021:
The first two programs were training events for Avanza sin Tranza (Thrive Without Bribes). The Mexican people are actually taught from an early age that if you don’t insist on bribes or use methods we might call ‘corrupt,’ then you will not succeed in Mexico. Avanza sin Tranza is a Biblically based values program (without chapter and verse), which was created by Daniel Valles of Ciudad Juarez.
Ninety educators were signed up for this training, which was schedule to take place at the end of March 2020―until the training was canceled by Covid-19. The school systems in most of Mexico are in need of a value-based program at all levels of education. Beyond Los Cabos, Avanza sin Tranza was to be considered as a possible solution for this need.
The second initiative was Avanza sin Tranza training for 50 law enforcement officers working for the Municipality of Los Cabos―just imagine! This training was scheduled for the end of April of 2020.
The third initiative involves the Quinta Real Property. The Lord led us to this property several years ago. The vision for this property is being developed with the help of our dear friends from Australia, Neil and Lee Woollacott. The vision for the property is to eventually be owned through a trust, which is being established by Neil Woollacott. The property would then be developed for several different ministry uses (see previous articles for details). In the meanwhile, New Life Outreach was given sufficient funds in 2020 to be able to rent part of the property for a year. Richard had several conversations with the brother in charge of the rental of the family property. He and the family representative were narrowing down a figure when the Covid-19 restrictions went into effect. This agreement had to be tabled until Los Cabos is released from crowd-size limitations.
All things are possible with God. None of the delays in programming took God by surprise. He stills has grand plans for Los Cabos. We want to thank each of you for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support of what the Lord is doing in Los Cabos. May the Lord bless each of you!