I arrived in Guadalajara this past Sunday, 9/22/19! Thank you to all who've prayed and given generously!
- This week we are cooking food to bring to the villages of Agua Caliente and Chalpicote; both about an hours drive from downtown Guadalajara. The House has served these communities over the last 5 years, and I was blessed to join them there back in February when I first came.
- Currently I’m looking to find a place to live. Justin and Angela Jaquith, Lead Pastors of The House Church, are kindly allowing me to stay with them as I find a place, but I would appreciate prayers in that regard! I would love to be within walking distance of our church so that I can be there at any given time of the day.
- Financially, I’ve raised a total of $3,315 to date! Which is beyond what I expected to start out with so I’m extremely grateful. My hope is to raise $10,000 for the first year here, and then continue to raise funds for one more year of living.
Outreach to these villages is funded by The House Church which is also a Cafe Restaurant during the week. They roast their own beans, and every kilo of coffee pays for one meal served to children. Part of why I saw myself as a fit for coming here is because I have worked in restaurants and cafes for over 5 years, so my service industry and coffee knowledge is directly being used to help fund the projects I’m working. We’re praying that as business grows, we can greater provide resources that help end the cycle of poverty for many families.
This journey is really teaching me to trust God. You, the community God has placed in my life, have listened, prayed, given generously, and made it clear to me that I am supposed to be here in Mexico. So thank you again! I can’t wait to share with you all that I see over the next 2 years. Stay tuned for monthly updates! God Bless you!