God is Great!!
Many thanks to the community of Fort Worth, Texas for bringing a box truck full of supplies to minister to the Acuma tornado victims.
First Baptist Church of Del Rio had a great turnout at 9 pm to unload the supplies. Many deacons and church members showed their support as they pitched in and helped.
Shon & Janeene Young are our mission contact team and have been a huge blessing to our church as they plan and administer how this great support will be accomplished.
Day 5 in Mexico was one of importance. We sent a group of 7 to continue our presence for those that have been displaced by the F4 tornado on Monday. As we went in Jesus’ name, we made an initial stop by our partner church Templo Bautista Bethel. There we stumbled upon a pastor’s gathering in deep discussion. They were discussing how they were to proceed in preparing to begin a partnership of ministry to this tornado stricken neighborhood of 1300 homes.
After our first stop, we proceeded to a central area where we were to feed the workers and families that had a need for nourishment. As the morning drew to a close, we proceeded to a gym that was housing over 300 people. Here I witnessed a huge gathering of young students volunteering the sorting and packing of donated items into family style bags that included things like cereal, bleach, Lysol, toilet paper, toothpaste, canned food, and other necessary items. We fed the volunteers at this location as well.
In total 700 meals were given consisting of meat, beans, rice, bread, and water.
We also went door to door asking if there were other needs like a need for mops or bleach or a broom. Of course out supplies quickly ran out.
The best part of the day was after all the feeding and handing out of supplies. We set up a canopy, table, and chairs to attract the children in a coloring gathering. The kids as you can see in the pictures were coloring a drawing. Then the best part came. Olympia, started to present the Gospel to this young group of kids. They were attentive and afterwards were given a New Testament and invited back on Monday to continue the conversation. This is how you start a church in Mexico. You start by storing the hearts of kids.
As we were leaving we were able to minister to a young couple struggling to keep their marriage intact. Please pray for Diego and his wife. I plan to meet with them again on Monday
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,
This morning, beginning at 4;30 am, a crew from Primera Iglesia Piedras Negras Mexico began making meals to feed 700. A group from FBC Del Rio will meet them in Acuna and begin the feeding ministry.
Please pray for us as we battle fatigue, the border crossing, and not to mention that it poured rain again last night, so we aren’t sure about street conditions.
Today we are going to start a children’s ministry tent to begin the real reason we are there. To tell people the street of Jesus love.
Stay in the light, 1 John 1:7,
As a pastor, I am so proud of my church members and their efforts to help our friends in Acuna, Mexico, after the F4 Tornado. They have been so faithful to serve with glad hearts. Today over 500 meals were given out in love, consisting of meat, beans, rice, bread, and water.
Today, the Del Rio Uvalde Association delivered a collection of goods from the area baptist churches. They also brought monetary donations to purchase any other needs that come along. God has moved the body of Christ into full throttle action.
Here are today’s pictures. Thanks Alphonso for all your Facebook posts.
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,
Thom Rainer is the President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources
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