Richard’s evangelistic ministry along the Cabo San Lucas Marina continues to bear fruit. The number of ‘hawkers’ fighting for the business of everyone who appears to be a tourist, or appears not to be a local resident, is down this time of year. Even though the numbers are way down, though, Richard is still having at least one good contact each week as he banters with the salesmen. By this time in the year, many of the salespeople are aware that he is a pastor, but because of the turnover in where these on-site salespeople are assigned, there is still the possibility of finding someone who has never talked with him, and because tourists are sparse this time of year, even those who are aware of his method of evangelism will strike up a conversation out of boredom.
We were able to provide bibles for several of his contacts this quarter, and were able to fulfil a request for a devotional one man specifically asked for. Even when there is not much conversation with some of the hawkers, Richard hands out one of our New Life Outreach tracts, “Jesus Took Me to the Cross with Him” (with Spanish and English versions). When all is said and done, we never know the impression that just contact with a Christian as winsome and straightforward as Richard might have on the population that gathers at the Cabo San Lucas Marina.
Continued Ministry; 2021 Christmas Family
We have shared before that the families of two of our daughters have donated the amount of money that Richard and I would normally spend on them for Christmas to the ‘Christmas Family of the Year’ (Due to the home going of my brother at the end of November of 2021, our Christmas Family for 2021 was not celebrated until the beginning of 2022).
The most recent family consists of a mother, Magdalena, who was abandoned by her husband just eight months ago. We know Magdalena and her family well, and they have been an integral part of the ministry of Cristo es el Camino Church for as long as we can remember. This abandonment by her husband has left Magdalena and her two children with no regular source of income, and only a small room off the ‘home’ of her brother.
When another one of our daughters and her family heard about Magdalena’s struggle, her family donated enough for Magdalena’s family to receive enough money every month to provide food for the family.
We want to thank our daughters and their families for their concern for this family. We also want to thank every one of you who continually give to the ministry of New Life Outreach. We continue to pray for a spiritual outpouring for the Municipality of Los Cabos, and reach out with various programming and evangelical outreaches.
Our Heavenly Father loves the people of Los Cabos, as well as all of Mexico; and He has a plan for their spiritual freedom!