We still do not have electricity, although most of Los Cabos has power. Our house is in a trailer park run by the Ejido, which is the equivalent of Mexican Indian Reservation land. They are difficult to work with at times. Please pray for an overcoming miracle in regards to our power being restored.
The Mexican government sent in Federal Police from all over Mexico and restored law and order instead of the looting and lawlessness. CEF (the electric company) sent in trucks and workers, beyond what we could have hoped for, and power has been restored to over ninety percent of the area. The saving grace for our area is that the tourist season begins in two weeks and Los Cabos still remains a crown jewel of Mexican tourism.
On the other side of the spectrum is the absolute destruction of many of the squatter areas that were loosely constructed in the 'arroyos,' the flood plains that drain massive amounts of water from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. They have been warned many times of the danger of living in the arroyos, but the warnings have largely been ignored. Private help for the large population of people from these areas has already begun to flood in.
The just of the prophetic words coming forth from the Body of Christ is, "I am going to cleanse Los Cabos." Two days before what one 'storm watcher/news person' described as the worst hurricane he has ever seen, I heard, "The Lord is rebuilding Los Cabos," which obviously means more than face value. It is time for Los Cabos to be structured by Kingdom standards rather than the lusts of mankind.
The news for this morning is, since the Los Cabos airport suffered extreme damage and will be closed until the second week of October (at least), Richard flew out of the state capitol of La Paz early this morning on the way to Nairobi, Kenya. One of our faithful ministry partners, Keith Graham, asked to provide for Richard to fly to Kenya with him on a Kingdom Business Association mission trip. Along with ministry, this group of men and women survey impoverished areas of the world to see what God would have them do to use their capital to reverse the systemic poverty of the areas. Please pray for Richard. He will be in Kenya for nine days and is scheduled to fly back, again through La Paz, on October 11.
Richard and I cannot thank you enough for your love, support, prayers, encouragement, etc., etc., etc! It takes all of us together to do the work of the ministry wherever the Lord leads us.