Spring brought big celebrations in our churches, and now we’re ready for the summer construction season. Here’s an update on Faith Ministry’s work along the border of Mexico and the U.S.
Last month, our three churches in Reynosa, Miguel Alemán and Naranjito assembled at the Naranjito church for Bible studies, games, friendly challenges, singing and worship. More than 200 people took part in what we hope will happen twice each year.
Mother’s Day is an important occasion in Mexico, and we celebrated at our three churches, in the Betty medical clinic and among construction staff. More than 100 mothers were honored with small gifts and prayer.
“I haven’t been hungry since you began visiting us.” We hear it frequently now that, with your support, we’re taking food to families who can’t get to our compounds in Miguel Alemán and Reynosa. This winter, we began to feed children at the complex in Miguel Alemán, and we’re seeing some 20 per day. In Reynosa, the need continues to be strong, and we’re seeing 30 children each day. When we’re able, we also provide meals for adults and seniors.
We have five teams scheduled for the summer (and 21 for the year so far). The teams, which begin arriving shortly, will build seven houses in the next two months. We can still schedule additional teams, so please contact Faith Ministry Executive Director David Rodriguez ((956) 631-3567) if you’d like information on bringing a team.
Can You Spare a Cup of Coffee?
For as little as $5 per month, you can make a difference in Faith Ministry’s work on the border. Just go to our website at www.faithministry.org and follow the link to set up a monthly gift by debit or credit card. It’s secure and quick and will tremendously help. Most of us won’t even miss the money. The direct link is http://fs17.formsite.com/kenm875/form23/index.html.
Thanks for all you do. We may be a small organization, but last year, working together, we built 34 houses with families who are in desperate need. We saw hundreds of patients. We provided help for kids in school. We supported vibrant churches. And we fed dozens of children each day. As Mexican and U.S. volunteers and staff, we are the hands and feet of a God who is at work despite tremendous challenges in the region. Let’s not grow weary and continue to have faith in God!