This week in Mexico 7-28-23

Here’s a glimpse of our week of outreaches in Mexico.

Quick links to the other parts this week:

We are moving to the neighborhood of our Escuelita! It’s a long time coming and a long story I’m excited to share as soon as we’re settled and I have internet working and my computer set up! We are exhausted, and not even close to being finished, but so very grateful. And my sisters will be moving over here soon as well! It will be amazing to be even closer to them and especially to have more of us around for our brother. We will be able to walk to our Escuelita from here! :heart::raised_hands: We were 25 minutes away before with very poorly maintained dirt roads in between us. So this is very exciting.

I’m going to do my best from my phone to share the outreaches with you and hope to get the internet working and my computer set up soon. :pray:

And I have some very exciting outreaches news to share too!

Our new house build!

You guys! We’ve been praying about our next project for after we finish the roof for Oscar and Sandi. (Who are at the doctor’s right now hopefully getting her cast off and beginning to use the walking cast!)

You may recognize this single mom and her three kids from our outreaches. We have wanted to help this family for a very long time. Now that construction is back fully from pandemic restrictions we knew we wanted to help them. Arelis and her kids live in a tiny battered trailer next to what they’ve been trying to build for years. Bit by bit with used material given by others, and help from friends and neighbors, she has a concrete slab and wood framing for a home. We were excited to put on walls and a roof and quickly get this family a safe, dry home. But when we went to the site, all of the wood is rotten. And unfortunately the slab is crumbling and wouldn’t sustain a house. It was disappointing. So we are looking at options! Everything has changed since the pandemic. Building with wood versus block usually costs the same. Block is cheaper, but takes longer. Wood is more expensive but goes up so fast. So in the past they have evened out. Workers love building with wood because it’s so fast and much lighter work. Wood can rot and needs upkeep and maintenance. Block is pretty indestructible. And for a single mom, maintenance is a hard thing.

So please pray with us for guidance in this as we go step by step in this to see what the Lord has in store for this sweet family.

Escuelita kids group

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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God bless you!
♥ Samantha