November 20, 2008

Report & Pics from Mexico!

Well, I am back from Mexico! It was an incredible trip and it will take some time for me to fully digest all I learned. We went over there to help these kids, but in so many ways, they wound up helping us. I am brainstorming and asking God to help me find ways to continue to provide for the orphanage financially. If we think the U.S. is in for tough economic times, the problems are only multiplied in Mexico and especially in this poor little border town. But, something tells me that the orphanage will continue to operate because God's provision has been so constant in the past. Mama Lupita, who founded and runs the orphanage, is as close to a saint as anyone I've ever met. She has such a clear vision for these kids that can only come from the Holy Spirit. Her top priority has been to feed them spiritually, knowing that if she put this first, God would take care of the rest of their needs. Truly amazing to hear about...even more amazing to see in action. I am going to make several more posts about my trip and the work being done there, along with pictures. I want to ask all of you to become involved by praying for them. Pray for their daily needs, but pray mostly that the Savior will minister to and heal their hearts and grow them up into the warriors that will in turn fight for and save their community (which the drug cartel has overtaken). Here are a couple of pictures to get you started:

Maria (11)

Enrique (6?)

Me & Madalina (4)


Lori said...

I'm so glad you are home!!! I can't wait to hear more!

Susana M Kepner said...

Wow! I need to hear more... love the pics!

sheree said...

Glad to hear you are back safely. Can't wait to hear more and see more pics. sheree