"Prayer, with thanksgiving, is the means God has appointed for our obtaining freedom from all anxiety, and the peace of God which passeth all understanding." R.A.Torrey.
Mary Ann was in charge of about one hundred volunteers serving over five hundred people a Thanksgiving meal last Saturday. By the grace of God and though your prayers everything went really well.
Cesar's adoption is being held up because CPS cannot get an original copy of his birth certificate. Now, after how many months, they say we have to go to Tucson and get it ourselves.
Our Sunday school in Mascareñas is doing very well, much more consistent now. We normally have 16 to 18 kids. Last Sunday about half of them were suffering from colds. One little guy, Manuel, was in tears trying to continue working on the prodigal son story. We stopped, had everyone lay hands on their neighbor and we prayed for one another.
Laura's adoption in Indiana didn't work out, she is now back here in Arizona. She has been over to visit a couple of times. Twice now she has called us to come get her because she was locked out of the home she's living at. It is possible she'll be coming back to live with us again soon.
There continue to be murders everyday in Nogales, Sonora. I talked with a lady who has moved from Nogales, Son. to Nogales, AZ. who says that the cartel are buying up a lot of homes in the more wealthy areas of Nogales causing a lot of people to leave and buy homes on this side of the border. Her husband is a lawyer, and is scarred to take cases over there for fear of them.
We continue to visit in the neighborhoods, the Lord opening doors every time for opportunities to share the Gospel. We shared Jesus with Jesus on Sunday. He said by his good behavior he'd get into heaven. He was on his way out, but he gave me five minutes to convince him his way wouldn't work and that he needed Jesus Christ in order to make it. I went over by two minutes, but I believe he was convinced.
God bless you all this Thanksgiving, and for your "prayer, with thanksgiving." May "the peace of God which passeth all understanding," fill you all, your fellow workers,
Darwin, Mary Ann, Gracie, Cesar.... and Melina.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
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