Greetings to all our brothers and sisters in the Lord;
Time is going by so fast with so much to do! Please continue to pray for us, for wisdom, discernment, and that we would continue to be good stewards of all God’s blessings!
Both our men and women’s shelter, are filling up within two hours of opening the doors! It feels terrible when we have to say, “Sorry, no more room”, as we are trying to help as many people as we can.
I would like to share a quick story about Juan, who had been with us six months, and like most, was deported. But Juan had faith and knew that he was now in Tijuana for a purpose. He started working on getting his birth certificate and I.D’s.
One day as I was about to leave the shelter, I got blocked in by the propane truck. As I was about to say that I was leaving, I recognized Juan and quickly asked how he was doing. He said, “great, I am working for the gas company and will be getting married shortly.” I found myself praising God, and telling him, when they are both ready to get married, let me know.
I can only say that there are hundreds of cases like this, that go unknown, but we are blessed with the few that we get to see the fruit of our work!
I also want to share some words of a volunteer name Kindra, who came as a missionary with the children for six months! I hope you are inspired and challenged!
I have been with La Roca about 2 months and living at the house of grace. As I have settled in, I have found that the greatest need at the orphanage is loving hands. There are staff who are there full time, working hard, keeping busy, taking care of the basic needs. They cook, clean, take the kids to and from school and make sure they are dressed and groomed.
But with little time left to just spend time with them and love them and raise them.
I am slowly teaching them how to love each other, by giving them hugs and tell them I love them. I sit with them when they cry and rub their back, and tutoring as many as I can in math.
The greatest need is not tangible, it is mirrored by the first and greatest commandment. “Jesus replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul,and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.” Matthew 22:37-39 there are just under 30 kids here at the house of grace and I feel like one person.
But God who knows the heart of all, sent another volunteer named Courtney, who is just 17 years old, and what a blessing she is. Your servant Kindra!
Also, we are going to start building the boys dorm in the back, thanks to a wonderful family in Washington D.C. There’s lots of work, we need to paint, plaster and repair many parts of the house! It’s an old house in need of lots of tender loving care!
Also on a more personal note, my wife has become my translator at the church, and I love having her up in the front with me; I feel closer to her than ever! Our daughter Karla is learning to use the instrument panel and is learning quickly!
For those who did not know it, we have become a bilingual church. The church has grown in ways I never could have imagined! God is sending people from all walks of life, but with one common goal, loving God and His Word and loving people!
So again we thank you for your prayers and support. We know that it’s God who moves in the heart of His saints to get His work done! Thanks for being part of La Roca family. If you want to write to us here is our email and facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org and carlosrossymontoya or call us, we’d love to hear from you, 619-890-2830. Your missionaries Carlos and Rossy and the rest of the team.