Towards the end of last year, Brenda, one of our dear friends from Cabo Church who is working with Cabo Church’s feeding stations, asked us if we could talk to Pastor Carlos to see if any of his ladies could help with the feeding kitchens at Tierra y Libertad. Pastor Carlos talked with his faithful ladies, and since that time, he and his faithful team have been working with the kitchen and teaching the women and children on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The ‘event’ he mentioned was something that had been in the works that we knew nothing about.
Los Cabos had not been a part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program for as long as any of us knew, but in 2014−due to the devastation in Los Cabos from Hurricane Odile−the churches in La Paz, who had been attending all of the mandatory trainings and meetings necessary to be given “shoeboxes” from Samaritan’s Purse, asked if their shoeboxes could be given to Los Cabos.
Unbeknownst to us, Pastor Luis Corello, who does the 1:30 p.m. Spanish service on Sundays in Cabo Church’s building, has had a team holding a “Five Day Children’s Club” at Cabo Church’s building on Friday evenings. Due to their participation with Samaritan’s Purse, Cabo Church received a shipment of “shoeboxes” this year. Not only were they handed out at the Five Day Club, but we also receive shoeboxes for Cabo Church’s feeding stations; this included the station at Tierra y Libertad where Pastor Carlos’ team has been ministering.
Tickets had been given out to the children who regularly attend the feeding stations, in order to receive a shoe box. Tierra y Liberad had fewer than fifty of those, but due to the graciousness of an anonymous donor, Pastor Carlos was given the money to purchase gifts for any other children that attended the Saturday event.
The church at Tierra y Libertad ended up hosting and feeding 250 children! As usual, they know how to decorate and host amazing children’s events and this was no exception. It was extremely successful, and we have no idea what ministry may develop in the future from this event.
Pastor Carlos had his daughter, Paola, take pictures and she did a great job. Enjoy the pictures and please pray for the continuing ministry at the church at Tierra y Libertad.