Throughout the years of leading our construction projects in Los Cabos, Richard has continued to see the need for structured vocational training. Part of the vision of the two and a half acre parcel of land, called Quinta Real (the Real family), is for the frontage on the northwest side of the property to be used for vocational training; offering not only training, but a location where they can earn money for their services or products, while learning a trade.
Meanwhile, Richard is always working to encourage local men as to how they can improve their skills and/or start small businesses of their own. One such story is Ubaldo―one of Pastor Carlos’ lay ministers. After losing his job as a purchasing agent at one of the larger local hotels due to Covid-19, he bought a welder and was starting a welding business. He was already on his way, but Richard and our friend Gordy (another tradesman from the United States) were able to give him some welding tips, as well as Richard being able to help him design a professional looking invoice and coach him as to the need for bookkeeping for the new business. The end of this story does have a good, but strange twist; Ubaldo was called back to work as a purchasing agent at his hotel. Nonetheless, the skills he developed in his time off work will still be valuable in the years to come.
I just have one last project to report. At the end of June, one of our young friends from the church at Tierra y Libertad Church moved back to Los Cabos from our capitol city of La Paz. Brayan came back with a need to find a job, and Richard has wanted an ‘assistant’ to mentor. Since Richard does a little bit of everything down here, Brayan will get some good life experience as he continues his university classes online.
Enjoy the pictures of Brayan helping Richard, and another picture showing the northwest frontage of the Quinta Real acreage.
May the Lord bless each of you richly!