Although Pastor Carlos told us in April that around 90 percent of his flock were still employed, when work began to get sparse, especially for the less skilled, he started remodeling and redecorating the churches at Valle del Cabo and Lomas del Sol. On the other end of the city, Richard started putting men to work on his continued expansion and improving of the church at Tierra y Libertad.
As you look at the pictures, you may notice fresh Fleur-de-lis designs (swirls and flowers) along the walls of the freshly painted churches. Our brothers and sisters in Los Cabos are ecstatic and very proud of the new look for their churches.
Due to the increase in rent, the church at Lomas del Sol is no longer using the empty lot that Pastor Carlos has been renting for several years and there is now a fresh, clean wall separating the much smaller church and the empty lot.
Richard has been working on building a room over the kitchen at Tierra y Libertad for the person in charge of caring for the property at any given time. He designed it with a ‘front porch’ that overlooks the road in front of the church. It turned out quite spacious for where it is at (Richard spent quite a bit of time planning it). He and the men he ‘hired’ to work with him did some needed upgrades to the original bathroom and put stucco, paint and tile on several walls. Richard has a passion for vocational training for the men in Los Cabos and this project was no different. He even had boys learning to use a drill driver for screws and the older teens and men learning to use a skill saw—along with hours of wise teaching as they worked alongside him.
Please do not ever forget that what we are able to do in Los Cabos is because of your prayers and support. Enjoy the pictures and be blessed!