Greetings to all our dear friends,
I hope all is going well! Can you believe that summer is over, and the end of the year is just around the corner?
Well, as usual we have been very busy with all the growth and keeping up with all the demands of all the new regulations for this year. Rossy stays busy with taking course after course to better prepare herself as the leg of the ministry!
Thanks to God for His Grace and favor, as He has allowed us to continue to grow and make a difference in so many lives!
Let me give you all a small testimony of a boy named Salvador, though everybody knows him as Chava. Before the House of Grace became an Orphanage, it started as a house for single mothers who had different struggless, from addictions to abuse!
One of the mothers that came was Suzana, and she brought her four children with her. She was coming out of prostitution from the zona norte. To make a long story short, she left and took her kids with her; all except Chava. For some reason she did not want anything to do with him. He was three years old at that time. Chava will be turning 12 years old this October; amazing how time goes by!
To our surprise Suzana came back to visit last year to see Chava. She was dying from breast cancer. All I can say is that Salvador (Chava) is doing well in school, is on the soccer team, and is doing great in general. He knows he is loved and is cared for. His dream is to become a police officer. So please keep him in your prayers! Pray that he becomes a strong follower of Jesus Christ!
Another praise report, we had 12 baptism this month! 4 came from the church at the dump and 2 who came out of homosexuality in the red light district!
One of which is Hugo, he has been a resident of the shelter for years, and we are so proud of him. He has be struggling with this issue for years. About three years ago he came to me and confessed and said he wanted to change. We have been by his side this whole time, but finally a change came and it was obvious. He said, "I want to get baptized!" He came to our baptism class and was one out of the twelve that got baptized. God is good and has blessed us to be able to see what we sow. That alone is a reward that keeps us going. Knowing that our work is not in vain!
Also a quick update from the dump; with temperatures reaching up to 112 degrees, a small swimming pool was used to keep the kids cool, from morning to late afternoon, and nobody wanted to get out! It was fun watching them play in the water. The water soon became dirty and had to be changed. I think it was the first day that a majority of the kids were clean for most of the day! But not all were as lucky!
All I can say is, do not get tired of doing good, or of preaching and teaching God’s Word. For it never comes back void. Don’t be silenced, don’t be ashamed of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t try to be politically correct, but be bold in your faith!
Again, thank you for your prayers and your support! We could not do this work alone! But as a body working together in obedience to our Lord, who can stop us?
Your missionaries Carlos, Rossy and the rest of the team!