Living in what once was a booming resort town, we’ve grown accustomed to running into people from all across the world. Some live here in Mazatlan, others are visiting loved ones and most are on vacation. What we did not expect to run across is a group of young people from NYC en route to deliver an ambulance to a charity in South America. (And we are pretty sure they did not expect to run into this rag-tag trio.) But Thursday found our two paths crossing when Team Last Responders stopped by to see what Roots & Wings is all about.
We were so inspired by this group of young, successful individuals who have chosen to put their “regular” lives on hold for the sake of adventure and to no doubt bless many with the ambulance they are giving away. Thank you guys for taking the time to stop by and allowing us to share what God is doing in Mazatlan’s dump community!
Remember when we were talking about how God keeps blessing us with community? Well, this week we were also able to welcome back our friends from YWAM (Youth With A Mission). The “YWAMers” will be coming out every Thursday afternoon to help in whatever capacity they are able: from assisting with construction, to activities with the children and community outreach. We are so grateful for their desire to serve and we are excited to work side by side with them each week.
Then along came Sunday morning. Our hearts nearly burst with joy when eleven people from three families who live near the dump attended service at our local church, Centro Familiar Amor y Libertad. It just moved us so deeply to see these families we have come to know and love over time, in church, genuinely searching to learn more about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus.
We fervently pray that these families will continue to seek God and that God will give us the wisdom, the words and the way to share with them about the grace and love of our Father. And we ask that you join us in praying for them: that they will welcome Jesus as their Savior; that they may allow the knowledge of Christ to transform their lives; and that they continue to form a relationship with God that will only grow deeper and stronger over time.
And because we know a few of you love the details of construction, here’s what’s happening:
- This week: plastering, electrical and plumbing
- Saturday: paint, paint, paint! (both interior and exterior)
- Monday: pour the floor