It has been a busy summer. We are grateful for all that the Lord has done! It is exciting to see His hand touch the lives of the people we serve! On May 24th we joined hands with our Rotary friends in Piedras Negras to facilitate a Well-Child Clinic in a nearby village (Navaja). The small village (ejido) has a school (1st thru 6th grade) of approximately 25 children.
On June 10 we left for a trip to Paseo de San Antonio. We were joined by a group from Hill Country Evangelical Free Church led by Pastor Kelly Graham. We spent 4 days working with the folks of the village and then returned home on the 15th. Much was accomplished while we were there. In the mornings the group would work with the people of the ejido to repair and improve a clinic building that we will use this fall on a medical trip. While there is still much to do to this building, the group was able to add a larger waiting area, install new windows and paint the interior of the building. After lunch the vans were dispatched to a nearby ejido (Alamos de San Antonio) to pick up kids to join in on the vacation bible school class to be held in the afternoon. At 8pm everyone attended a worship service at the plaza with the people of both villages attending. We returned home on the 15th of June to prepare for a trip to Boquillas.
We departed to Boquillas on June 26th with a group of 15. 110 degrees Fahrenheit takes your breath away but the team endured. The clinic in Boquillas was well attended as was the worship service. On the 28th the team packed up and headed to Las Norias. The clinic went smoothly and the worship service was great. The attendance was far greater than it normally is in Las Norias. Praise God! The 29th found us in Jaboncillos. It is one of our favorite places to go. The food is the reason. Nieves Castillo is our cook and she blesses us with her talent! Again the clinic and worship services were well attended.
We returned home on the 30th. We spent a day catching our breath. On July 2nd we left to attend the installation of officers at the Piedras Negras Rotary Club. In addition we were able to give them $2000 to assist them in helping the victims of a recent flood in Piedras Negras.
On July 22nd thru 27th we facilitated “Local Missions week with the Heritage School Students. The students were able to assist an elderly lady in Harper with home repair, clean house for an Alzheimer patient in Fredericksburg, visit with patients at three nursing homes in Fredericksburg, help Stonewall Head Start move to Johnson City and assist with Vacation Bible School at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Fredericksburg. What a joy to watch these young people serve! They give me great hope for the future. Finally after we completed “Local Missions Week” we had a week to finish preparations for Fiesta 2013. It has been a busy year and we are looking forward to a little R and R. We are grateful to the Lord for all the tasks He has given us. In each of these endeavors we have seen His hand at work and we rejoice in His great work!