Mission to Mexico, November 9, 2009

Greetings, love, peace and praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Parting from the family can at times be kinda bittersweet. I love the opportunity that God gives me to serve through GMSM, at the same time it is hard to leave the family again, especially since we just got back from Haiti. I suppose it is a part of suffering that pales in comparison to the martyrs of past, present and future. God has given me a wonderful woman to support me from the home front.
I am so excited that we are going to build a house for a family in the colonias. A family in much need of shelter; physical and spiritual. God is so cool beyond belief. He provided the cash for this house in only a way He can. As of Wednesday we only had $950.00 to build this house. As most know it takes about $2500.00 for this to happen. By Friday God allowed several people to step up and crank out some cash. By the end of the day we had all we needed and more. If that’s not conformation I do not know what is.
We left Sunday night about 9.00 p.m. to head to P’Cola, FL to hook up with Ray White, grab a trailer and hit the white lined asphalt for the long haul west and then south to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. With tools and supplies in tow and no expectations, we are on route to follow the main dude, God. I am traveling with Shaun Ellis (pastor of Beachside Community Church), Scott Capps and Chuck Heiges. Traveling with Ray is Rickey Anderson. We met Shaun’s dad Bill and Shaun’s Uncle Charles who are from Alabama, in Sealy, Texas along the interstate. Now that all the players are visible and accounted for we are headed on down the road to Buc-ee’s. From there to San Antonio, a hard left south and on to Mexico. Once we hit Laredo, TX we will pick up one more truck and trailer and head over to Lowes and start to gather our lumber to take across the border. That will and always will be an adventure in itself.
Praise god the Lowes adventure went off like a hitch. We gathered our chum, got tax exempt, loaded and got out of there. We all headed back to Jaunie’s where Louise her husband had prepared a killer meal of tacos and tamales. WOW! After completely pigging out we once again assembled and headed towards the border. We got through without incident and without having to pay duty on the house supplies. We got to Casa Hogar Elim and bedded down to make ready for a good tomorrow.