Juarez: Children’s Outreach at San Francisco

sanfranPastor Hernandez, along with help from members of Santisima Trinidad, lead a weekly children’s program in “San Francisco,” a very poor community on the eastern edge of Juarez.  Upon his arrival, Pastor Hernandez drives through the neighborhood honking his horn, and the children come running out of their houses and sprint for the meeting spot. Music time, coloring, and Bible lessons are standard activities of these Wednesday afternoon gatherings.  Rev. Hernandez also includes the children and their parents in other activities of his church “Santisima Trinidad” and special occasions such as VBS & Easter, Christmas Eve, and Reformation services.  He arranges transportation for them at these times.  There are always always jokes that each year during the posadas, the kids from San Francisco will win the “best singers” contest.