Staying Cautious and Safe
This month, we took steps toward resuming our programs in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán, purchasing the supplies we would need to keep everyone safe and developing a protocol to be followed when programs were resumed. We had our first in-person (and socially distanced) staff meeting, and it was great to see everyone again!
However, due to a significant rise in cases and hospitalizations, as well as increased government regulations in Mexico, and out of concern for our staff and the community, we decided this week to take a step back and keep all of our programs suspended until further notice.
We are committed, as always, to caring for our community and will continue doing that through financial assistance, grocery packages, and more. However, we also have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our staff and those we serve. Our administration staff on both sides of the border will be working hard from home to make sure our employees are paid, our facilities are maintained, and our brothers and sisters in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán are taken care of.
Thank you all so much for your love, support, and prayers. This has been a difficult year for all of us, but we know that together, putting our faith and hope in God, we will get on the other side of this. We hope to get back started soon, and we will keep you posted every step of the way.
Just like they did for Mother’s Day last month, the youth from the churches in Reynosa and Naranjito made sure that the dads in the community felt loved and appreciated this month for Father’s Day despite the circumstances! They grilled burgers, provided to-go soda, and created special gift boxes for the dads and handed them out in the community. In Miguel Alemán, the church celebrated by giving out to-go meals to dads in the community. Our churches have had to adapt their ways of celebrating special days like this one, and these were great ways to show the fathers in their communities how appreciated they are. Feliz Día del Padre!
Worshipping Together from a Distance
Throughout this time of being socially distant, we have been working hard to stay connected as a staff, with our local volunteers, and with all of you across the U.S. This month, we hosted a singalong of our favorite songs featuring Pastor Carlos, our Board member Dave, and Dave’s wife Patty. Our hope is that worshipping together virtually brings all of us joy! Follow us on Facebook for more videos!
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We believe in the power of prayer, so please join us in praying for:
- The health and safety of our staff in Reynosa, Miguel Alemán, and McAllen
- Those who are on the front lines of the coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, and medical professionals, and those who are still working to make sure our daily lives run smoothly, including delivery drivers, grocery store employees, and farmworkers
- Those who are particularly vulnerable during this time, including families living in poverty, individuals who have lost their jobs, and people whose health is at high risk
- Everyone around the world as we endure this time of uncertainty together; we know that God is in control and that is too shall pass
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”