One of the women we visited is named Maria. She is 100 years old and therefore bedridden, especially because of the arthritis that distorts her fingers. We visited her to pray for her and she said that she prays for us! After we prayed for her she had sweet tears streaming from her eyes. She longs to be free from her bed and dance for Jesus. Her faith is so moving. It is this way with all who we visit. Jesus blesses you as much as He uses you to bless them, it is incredible. - Olivia, ASU Chi Alpha Group
When we were going to different homes for the shut in ministry, almost every tieme we started to pray I started tearing up and crying. The presence of God was just so powerful and real in the homes of the people we saw. It was clear that they had such hope and faith in Jesus, even in whatever circumstance they are in it was really encouraging to see and experience. - Morgan, ASU XA Group
Here are some more photos taken by Mike Hannah from the Prescott Chi Alpha group. Enjoy and be blessed!
Our own Sarai graduated from Teacher's College Friday and she was at the top of her class. Congratulations, Sarai! She is currently our 3rd and 4th grade teacher at the Caring Hearts School.
Here is the final report for this years medical clinic
The Medical Mission Trip was held from in February 16-23, 2013. Forty eight volunteers from the USA traveled to San Luis, Mexico to minister to the poor and needy of Mexico. We held clin-ics in four different areas in Sonora, Mexico, three is San Luis and one clinic in Puerto Penasco. I am excited to report that we had over 1600 salvations and gave each new believer a Bible to help them in their new life. We also had 5,399 patients, gave out 6,545 treatments, over 3,000 pair of eyeglasses and 13,000 pounds of beans and rice. Praise the Lord and Thank You to all those who served in Mexico and for all of you who prayed for the team.
This was my first trip to Mexico and my first mission trip. It was new and unknown and I was really uncomfortable because of that at first. But almost immediately after arriving God started opening my eyes and heart to what He is doing here and it was absolutely overwhelming. I quickly put my selfish feelings aside and by doing that I was able to learn and love the people here so much better than I thought I could - Sarah, Prescott Chi Alpha Group
This is my third time on this trip to this place and yet every single year, months before we leave, I get tears of joy just with the thought of coming back again. I'll never forget crossing the border to the U.S. my first time, and realizing that for three days I had not thought of a single thing I want to buy or acquire. I think here was the first place I experienced what true Biblical selflessness is. - Sky, Prescott Chi Alpha Group
Although I grew up coming to Mexico as a kid, my experiences were sheltered. Rocky Point is not a true depiction of life in Mexico. This trip and being actively involved in this community has opened my eyes and heart to the trials of the people in this country. - Tess, Prescott Chi Alpha Group
When you come to San Luis, you won't believe it. Unless you have seen it already, or been here before, you will be changed. We are created to give ourselves away. We are engineered to be generous, you can not shy away from the opportunity to serve others. When you see these kids, and the others in San Luis, I hope it changes your heart, and you learn how precious generosity truly is. God bless you.
- Gretchen, Prescott Chi Alpha Group
The group of students from Chi Alpha of Arizona State University spent some time with some of the shut ins. Kendi took some pictures.