Just now we received word of your timely gift. The timing really was important because about $10,000 in out of budget medical expense we put on credit cards is now coming due. Far more important, Becky was pronounced cancer free and I was not scheduled for heart surgery.
As I write we are in Mexico. I preached in Cuernavaca on April 29 and again Heaven came down. Souls were saved in every service (I preached three times) and two surrendered for the mission field.
We are now in Tlapa. We made it in time for Mexico’s April 30 Children’s Day. It was a rollicking good time for everyone. We had a special meal, six piñatas, and soccer balls for the boys. Becky found amazingly soft teddy bears for the girls. Today I met with the staff and we had gifts for all of them as well as their children. The staff meeting, planning sessions and teaching times were anointed with Heavenly oil. Prayer time was especially sweet. All of the kids have now made professions of faith and are baptized. Most have become prolific soul winners as well.
Construction is to begin next week on the new buildings at the boy’s home. By God’s grace we had not begun when two devastating earthquakes hit. Our other buildings had only cosmetic damage. God was gracious. Please help me pray in $4000 for air conditioning. (It reached 105 F today.)
Both homes are in need of new commercial cookware as well as large deep fryers. This represents about a $2500 need for each home. They use pots big enough to boil a large missionary whole so I try to keep on their good side.
In His love,
P.S. I cannot tell you how good it is to be back in Mexico. Thank you for praying for us! It worked!