Dia de los Niño’s - Dios el Proveedor
Last post was about an outreach we were to be a part of for the Dia de los Niño’s so this is the follow-up post post.
One of the things that we had to deal with was the day before the event there was a farm worker protest that shut down the north-south highway in the town where we were to have the outreach. This was a continuation of the protests that went on for several weeks south of our location where the road was shut down multiple times by the protestors, stores were closed, and looting took place. It finally got partially settled in that area and then moved north. We had a report from a ministry we have worked with that their orphanage van was beat up when they tried to drive through and that the road out to us was completely blocked.
So we prayed. The specific answer to this prayer was answered. The next day there was no sign that anything even happened and the protests did not resurface until the next week.
The event itself saw involvement from a couple of churches in California, the church we attend that is English speaking, and the church we attend that is Spanish speaking. We were in charge of the food preparation, serving, and getting people from the English speaking church to help. At first, the show of interest was low but when the day came people showed up to dice tomatoes and onions (a few kilos worth) and then a surprising number came to help cook and serve the hot dogs.
We cooked and served 568 hot dogs to people that day. For the event itself, there were lots of games for the kids and a gospel presentation to them. There was the food and there was a clothing give-away. For the adults there was live music and a raffle of household items like plates, pots, etc. Before the raffle the gospel was presented and over 40 came forward to receive Christ.
The only thing that could have hampered that day was a little rain but all groups involved chose to continue to serve and bless the people of Maneadero. Thank you again for praying for this outreach event and all those involved. It was a joy and a blessing to join God in the work He was doing that day.