Goodbye 2020; Hello 2021!

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Rom. 12:12

The word for me this year is… hope! Hope in the Lord Jesus Christ who is Sovereign. I’m sure we were all are so ready to say good-bye to 2020! A year with much suffering for some, and a “welcome to the kingdom of heaven” for others. This past year has given me a determination to get the message of the gospel out to a dying world more than ever! Here is a little bit of what I have been up to at Calvary Chapel Pedregales in Tijuana, Mexico:

We were able to bless the children with a Christmas party Covid style! It was such a blessing to see all of our little friends. They came for a very short time to just basically pick up their gifts and a sack lunch and other goodies. It was a huge blessing to them, as many kids here don’t receive presents at Christmas time. They all know that the biggest and best gift is Jesus! Thanks again to all who made this possible! We love you!

Ricardo receiving his gifts
Alexander couldn’t resist giving hugs!

Our church was closed, then open, and now closed again. We continue to minister to all via facebook with women and men’s Bible studys, Sunday School for the kids, and of course midweek and Sunday services. The kids come to the church to pick up their material, all in ziplock baggies so they can participate at home.

Miriam and I give the Bible story each week
Womens bible study every Tues. via zoom with 35 women!!

We continue to feed our families of the 40 kids who are in our after school program, “Amigos del Rey.” (Friends of the King). We purchase food and drive to their homes to drop it off. We are praying that soon we will be able to open up. The kids desperatley need help with their homework. There are many obstacles for them with online learning, so we want to help them.

Carlos and Rosa receiving much needed supplies for school

The Lord blessed me with a mini vacation to Sacramento and Lake Tahoe with the Martinez family, my spiritual family here in Mexico. It was so nice to just relax and bask in God’s glory. Also enjoyed tremendously the Missions Conference in January at CC Costa Mesa. Great teaching and fellowship. It is refreshing and necessary to refill and spend time with the Lord to continue to give out.

Cambria, California
fellowship with long time friends at the Missions Conference

Prayer requests:

  • provisions to purchase the land below us to help us open a school that we in prayer for.
  • for the parents of the kids to come to surrender their lives to Jesus.
  • for the govt. to allow us to open up our church and after school program
  • for my right knee replacement to happen soon

Muchas gracias! Thank you so much for your prayers for me and the children at CC Pedregales. Dios te bendiga (God bless you)!!