Nonetheless, our new efforts to reach our neighbors around Cristo es el Camino’s Templo Tierra Y Libertad is definitely a new experience. First of all, we are in an area where the poorest of the poor live and secondly−the very obvious problem−we are still not fluent in Spanish and don’t always catch what is being said to us. This is especially difficult in an area where many different ‘dialect’ versions of Spanish are spoken. However, Pastor Carlos gladly came alongside our desire to go door-to-door in the colony of Tierra y Libertad by first coming with us himself and then by sending a faithful team that is not only experienced at this type of ministry, but really enjoys it.
For roughly the past two months, our Friday mornings have been fun and have been a new experience for Richard and me. So far, we have only had a handful of people respond to our invitations with attendance to one of our services, but it is a joy meeting many new people, as well as to have the opportunity to pray for many of them as we work our way through the colony.
We would like to thank Howard Bryant again—one of our faithful friends from our home base area—for his donation that has purchased the beans and rice we hand out as we go door-to-door (actually, fence to fence J). Even in Tierra y Libertad, most of the people who live here are probably not going to go too long without food, but the gift of food does encourage them to come out of their humble homes to talk with us. They often come to greet us when they hear Richard calling out−in Spanish−“We have a gift for you!” They have been so inundated with one of the area religious cults they have a tendency to otherwise ignore our friendly calls from the road.
Please be praying for spiritual fruit from the squatter colony in Tierra y Libertad and, as always, thank-you so much for all you do for us and the area of Los Cabos, MX!