Richard and I have been busy this past month. Richard has been working in Playita with a couple of our local friends. He is such a blessing to them—they’ve never seen anyone so handy! Richard has also been working with the kids at the school, teaching them shop (tajear). Trade skills are generally not taught and the kids, as a result, have little skill in this area. It has been a blessing to see them eager to learn how to use tools and put their new skills to work. We’ve also both been serving on the administrative oversight committee—overseeing the reorganization of the school—praying for God’s direction and leadership.
I have been blessed to have the opportunity to meet and pray with several from the English Cabo Church. There, Pastor Mike and his wife, Laura, asked if I would head up the prayer ministry. It has been very exciting—seeing what God has in mind everyday as He continues to draw more and more who are interested in being set free and walking in a deeper relationship with Christ.
As Richard and I have become more involved in the English Cabo Church, we’ve had the opportunity to meet many dear souls—one of which is Martin. Martin runs a local house—Lighthouse in Mexico. Martin lived in this house when it was previously a drug house. When he got saved, he started witnessing to everyone else, which thinned out the residents, and now continues to bring men home and off the streets for rehab. Martin asked Richard and I to come to the house to share our testimonies and pray for the men. We were truly blessed to be able to minister there.
This past Sunday, Richard was honored to preach at Pastor Alberto Esparza's new church for the church’s official grand-opening celebration (pictured below). There were also special guests from the men’s rehabilitation center (Pastor Esparza works at the rehabilitation center in addition to teaching at Elsa Aramburo's school—Libertad). Pastor Esparza is a dear brother and friend. His daughters were an integral part of the service, as well. Belem led the youth choir in English praise songs and his oldest daughter, Sara, led worship. It was exciting to see the girls active in ministry. Both are dear to us – having taught Belem at Libertad and still now tutoring Sara in English.
The original church building, which is located next to the new building, is now being used for a feeding station on Saturdays.
A dinner followed the church service. It was a wonderful time of fellowship!