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I know this area doesn't look like much right now, but one day this lumpy lot filled with debris will house a beautiful feeding center for the children of this poor colonia in east Tijuana
SITE OF CHILDREN'S FEEDING CENTER
It is already beautiful to me because I can "see" the new building taking shape in my mind and my heart. Once again, we stand at the edge of a new, exciting project and ministry that God is placing before us. How kind He is to us to allow us to serve His people in Mexico .
Pastor Martin is the Pastor of the church, who has an intense vision to reach the children of his community for Christ. He has been feeding the children from the area from his home kitchenand out of the church for several years. Each week, he also travels to an even poorer area to feed those children as well. The Saturday children's program has been an intregal part of the church for some time. The pastor and his congregation work in the swap meet in order to raise money to provide food for the children. Since the evangelism outreach for the children they have all been so encouraged and blessed because of the number of children coming to the church for the Saturday classes and lunch has doubled.
Pastor Martin's dream is to have a permanent place to feed the children, not just weekly, but daily, and to be able to minister to them in all areas of their lives. Our dream is to help him with his dream. This month we will be breaking ground on that beautiful dream. Praise God!
We have so much to thank God for concerning the Children's Home. God is truly doing an amazing work in the lives of the children and we are so grateful.
School Will be out at the end of June and, just in time for summer, we were able to get the long-awaited playground ready for them. It took 21 years for us to have the space to accommodate a play area, but the time has arrived and the kids are thrilled.
We were also able top get our very first vegetable garden planted. It is small, but a great first endeavor and the fresh tomatoes and vegetables will be a delicious blessing.
The childrens music lessons will continue through the summer. Several of our kids are excited about the possibility of being able to be a part of the worship team at church one day.
God is doing great things and we look forward to an incredible summer of ministry and miracles for the children. We can see God preparing these children to be His dynamic leaders in the coming years.
PASTOR MARTIN AND HIS CHURCH FEEDING THE CHILDREN
SUPER SPECIAL DAY - HAMBURGERS!
CHILDREN'S OUTREACH TO CHILDREN
In preparation for the new feeding center, we helped the pastor of the church and feeding ministry with an evangelistic outreach to his colonia. The children poured into the area in front of the church for the games, skits, music, and stories-----all topped off witha huge lunch, treats and gifts for all. What an incredible day!
I must admit one of the highlights for us was watching the children from the orphanage minister in clown drama to the other children. Seeing God work in the lives of these once broken children as they reach out to others is one of the greatest rewards we could ever know.
How incredible is the love of our Father, who heals the broken hearted and uses them to reach out to others who are broken and in need of God's love! What an awesome God we serve!