We had a good break over Christmas. We had a great Christmas Party with the La Paz kids. Dana couldn’t be there as she has been recovering from Bronchitis. We made cookies for some of our neghbors and families we work with. We had a great Christmas with our family.
Over the break, we moved into our spare bedroom and the plan was to finally fix up our bedroom. This has come to a complete halt after our sewer line completely clogged starting Christmas Day. It took a week to get a plumber out to try to clear it and now we are waiting for the weather to clear up so he can dig it up. Ah, the joys of owning a 90 year old house! In the meantime, we are living in, “Let’s pretend we are still in rural Mexico” mode.
The good news is that La Paz House is going well with a lot of kids there everyday. One 11 year old named Daniel said, “This church is the best thing that has ever happened to me!” Later he was asking me a lot of questions about church. Yes!
We recently won a grant to make some improvements at La Paz House, help with utilities, send some youth to a youth conference this summer, and pay at least one assistant to work with the kids! This is going to be a big help to Dana and me. Often, I am there working with 15 kids by myself.
Another thing we are working on is hosting a group of young adults to start talking about how we can better reach out and meet the needs of people their age in our area.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we move forward to make a difference in our neighborhood and share God’s love!