Servant Events Help Families in Mexico
“Over there, the blue one!” Nohemi bubbled out enthusiastically in Spanish. She was pointing to the new home built for her and her children by the YLM servant event team, which could be seen from a distance perched on the side of a mesa, surrounded by brown desert sand. The home had been finished and a blessing service took place on Thursday. Now on Friday, she was telling Pastor Stephen all about the blessing her family has received, and she had come to the mission to thank God in prayer alongside other families at Iglesia de la Santa Biblia, a mission of YLM, about a mile from her new home. Her family along with others have been a focus of YLM’s care in the Anapra community outside Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico.
On another occasion, a woman in Anapra whose family had been blessed with a YLM home expressed her immense joy and her gratitude to God for the home that had been built. She explained to us, “Before… where I was living and caring for my baby, I would walk out of my door in the morning, look to heaven and cry out to God, ‘I feel like a rat living this way!'” When the committee of Anapra residents at YLM’s nearby mission reached out to her, and when her family was selected to receive a home, she was overjoyed. She knew God had heard her prayers and now she is sharing her joy and hope with others as one of the music leaders and teachers at the mission.
Building Homes, Leading VBS
Throughout the summer months, churches are coming to YLM ready to build homes for similar families in Mexico. Here are a few snapshots!
Faith Lutheran Church, Pierre, South Dakota – May 26-June2
Read article and view photos here.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, North Dakota – June 9-16
Trinity Lutheran Church, Centralia, Illinois – June 16-23
Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Ham Lake, Minnesota – June 23-30
(photos coming soon)