1 Peter 4:10

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ciudad Juarez and the Deaf

The town was Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico and it just happens to be among the worst affected parts of Mexico’s drug-related violence. 

It also happens to be a place where the Deaf Pastor and Leaders Conference was being held.
After His wife passed away, leaving him with his two small children, Pastor Carlos seemed to be just keeping his head above water.  But in this last year we are seeing him really get his footing.  He is finding a maturity as a Pastor that is encouraging to see.
This conference was the first of it’s kind that he was able to attend in his history of being a Pastor.
You know how many other deaf pastors showed up? 
None.  Zip. Zero.
Just Pastor Carlos and the hosting Deaf Pastor and his church.  Be it for fear or for distance - because really - how many deaf Pastors are there in all of Mexico? NOT ENOUGH!   
But this translated into an intense meeting between God and Carlos, for a time of refreshment and edification
PRAISE GOD!  He needed it!
And he has returned. Safe and sound, and recharged.  It was a blessing! 
And THANK YOU to all those that helped him afford the opportunity! 

Friday, April 8, 2011


After to Haiti - Lonnie tells me - Honduras is the poorest country in the world.

Lonnie has returned from Honduras!  Lonnie is well and happy to be home, but quite moved by his experience there.

He tells me that of the groups that came down while there, he knew the most spanish, so his spanish being as it may - he was the interpreter . . . .
His high school spanish teacher would be proud.

He did a lot of traveling in taxicabs as he was often sent out to find this part or other to build the orphanage - and Lonnie used that captive audience to share Jesus. 

He says that the people's hearts are open to hearing.  He doesn't know if anyone accepted Jesus as their savior, but as he was building a home for kids - he was also planting seeds for the Kingdom!