Helping our neighbors.
This week Martin Thorner, our Ministry Outreach Director, and his team delivered 42 despensas to needy families in Chapala, San Juan Tecomatlán, San Antonio Tlayacapan, Riberas del Pilar, San Juan Cosalá, and the CREADD and Mezcala Drug Centers. Again this week, the cost of the despensas over and above our regular deliveries were underwritten by the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club.
Plus, this week the despensas for families also included children’s clothing!
Just this week, while delivering depensas, Martin found a family with four young children living in a makeshift tent in the mountains. They had been kicked out of the room they’d been living in because they have no money. They had a little furniture, but no walls or roof, no potable water, no kitchen, no bathroom . . . and rainy season is just starting.
Martin discovered a small apartment in Chapala that rents for only $1,200 pesos per month. The church is paying their rent for the next few months to get them through the rainy season. (We have designated gifts that cover this kind of outreach.) They are so grateful and happy for their new place!
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in . . . ” Matthew 25:35
REMINDER: Tomorrow is Communion Sunday.
Please join us for a Zoom Communion meeting tomorrow. We will gather at 9:30 a.m. and start the service around 9:40 a.m. Just click on the following link when you’re ready to join. (And don’t forget to bring your own elements of bread and wine or juice to be consecrated.)
We’re looking forward to seeing you there! May God bless you today.