Happy week before Christmas, everyone! Here’s a glimpse of our week of outreaches in Mexico.
Quick links to the other parts this week:
This week has been a whirlwind! We bring groceries to families in need in a few different areas each month. In December, we bring the regular grocery bags with staples and necessities like beans, rice, and toilet paper. And then, closer to Christmas, we bring a special grocery bag filled with food to ensure each family can have Christmas dinner! We’ve had delays getting the first groceries delivered so we just brought those to the two areas we serve just north of where we are. Next week is Christmas, so we’ll bring Christmas dinner to everyone then, along with the gifts for the kids we serve!
There is still time to sponsor a gift for a child for Christmas, both in Mexico and in India if you want to help us! ♥ See our page for details: Sponsor a gift for a child in need this Christmas.
We helped Jaqui navigate the confusing and often contradictory instructions she was getting from the treatment center. (you can catch up here) But we got her to the hospital, and she got the markers placed for her radiation treatment. She didn’t go in for the first treatment on the 14th, as they originally said. She’s still waiting for their call. It’s really hard for her not to know when she begins. Each day might be the day… or not. There is blessing in the delay though, because their family has been very sick, and this gives her extra time to recover before beginning treatment. Much of our town is sick with bronchitis, and many of our kids have been home sick this week. Thankfully none of my family or our volunteers have gotten sick! This is a huge blessing since this season is our busiest. We have our Christmas party with our Escuelita on Tuesday, so we are praying the kids are better by then!
We’ve also been getting our Christmas mailing ready, and we got the first batch in the mail yesterday! We had some mishaps, first the envelopes never arrived, and then the wrong ones did. Then the post office told us they sent us the wrong stamps and we had to redo them. I was in the US twice this week trying to get that all sorted, and we now hopefully have the correct things to get the rest in the mail next week! Another blessing is that the border hasn’t yet been backed up yet! This time last year the border line to cross into the US was so long we couldn’t even find the end of it, so we began leaving the house at 2am in order to make it in line. It still took several hours to cross, and then we had to wait till everything opened. I’m very grateful we haven’t had to do that yet! Thank you so much for praying for us this time of year!
Ok, onto our week here in Mexico!
Last year, just before Christmas, the camp of 40 refugees was filled to overflowing when over 100 new people arrived without notice. Since then, many have come and gone, and we never know how many will be there when we arrive. So we pray that we’ll bring what they need each time.
Thank you so much for praying with us for those we serve together!
See the other parts this week:
Thank you for your love, and your prayers for those we serve around the world! It’s absolutely amazing what happens when we come together and follow the Lord’s leading. I’m beyond grateful for you all!
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Thank you for keeping us, this ministry, and our outreaches in prayer, and thank you for your support! We couldn’t do any of this without you.
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