There is nothing more striking than driving a little south of the US border to show how blessed we are. I can not imagine my family digging through the trash to recycle stuff for a living. Praise God we were able to give out bags of soup mix and sandwiches.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This year we were able to return to the brick yards of San Luis to share God's love with these hard working people. I had the opportunity last year to try my hand at making bricks so I passed this year. How ever our kids and several others gave it a try. People live on land, often owned by others who provide the materials for brick making, and make a living by forming, drying, and firing bricks. They are made from a mixture of soil and manure. A very old way of making bricks. The people here have very little but received us very warmly.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday we arrived in San Luis at the Caring Hearts ran Bethel Orphanage. It is a small piece of paradise in a very impoverished city. They have excellent facilities that they use to house around 30 kids that are something in between orphans and foster kids. They also host teams. The kids, ours, the Haile's, the Norem's, all had a great time playing with the children their. It is really a great place to be housed and based. They regularly host teams that minister both in the orphanage and the community. I will post more pics and talk about some of the other ministry over the rest of the week.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010