|CHURCH SERVICE FOR FAMILIES AT PUERTO ANAPRA|
|TREES BEING PLANTED|
|MELISSA'S MOM (LEFT)|
|EVELIN'S SISTER WITH A LEG INJURY|
|EVELIN'S MOM (RIGHT)|
|NEIGHBORS BEGIN TO GATHER FOR THE TREE CEREMONY|
|SQUARE OPENING ON SIDEWALK|
|WALL HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED BUT NOT PAINTED|
A few days before the service I had gone out and purchased three trees to plant after the service in memory of each girl: Pamela, Melissa, and Evelin. So right after the church service we headed back to scene of the accident to plant the trees. Previously I asked the families if they wanted the trees planted at each home or at the scene of the accident; they chose the scene of the accident. Men from each family prepared the ground for each tree. The trees were quite tall; each about 9 feet tall or more. As they began with the shovels more and more neighbors came out to observe. We planted the trees and each family wanted pictures of themselves by "their" tree. It was a very moving experience. I know that each one of the little things that were done and each drop of tear that was shed brought each family member a little bit more healing. I also gave each family a gift bag containing a Bible, some gospel tracts, and a movie called GRACE CARD (about the accidental death of a little boy and the years that the father lived in remorse and unforgiveness until Christ came into his heart). We visited with the families there on the dirt road and again tried to comfort them. More hugs and handshakes were shared and of course more tears.
|NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS THAT I PLAYED |
FRISBEE WITH JUST A FEW HOUSES
FROM THE ACCIDENT
|MY FAVORITE PICTURE. THE SMILE ON|
THE FACE OF PAMELA'S MOM
AFTER THE EVENTS.
There is a time to plant and there is a time to sow. You can't sow where no one has planted. Christians or not these families needed someone to reach out to them and I have felt very honored that the Lord chose us to meet these hurting families. They're all very precious and they need God's love in their lives. I am also very glad that the Lord opened up their hearts to receive us as wonderfully as they did. Someday, hopefully soon, the many seeds planted here will be harvested; and the harvest will be great! When God shows you a need it's an invitation from Him to act. We live in a hurting world and people are hurting everywhere. Don't ignore the hurting people around you; just open your eyes and your heart. We're called to be Jesus to this world.
Many, many thanks to all those who have supported the work in Juarez, Mexico for these past six years. It's been a wonderful journey. And now that the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife the journey is richer.
This ministry still needs more support so please contact me if you want to be part of reaching Juarez, Mexico for the Lord. In the future I know that the Lord will be sending me to other nations to minister there as well. There are many, many feeding centers and ministries in Juarez that are in dire need of help. Right now we help several but we are not able to help the many that ask for help. Also please write your comments on the comment section below; I would love to hear from you. You may also call me or write. Blessings to all.
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