A group led by members of St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry PA blessed us with a visit. They were a group mixed from many different churches who came with one goal in mind, to love the people of San Luis. They helped build a church , spare room for our laundress Edit and worked on a feeding center for sister Hilda. They also visited shut ins, the women's prison and helped in the Caring Hearts school. Here are some pictures and testimonies.
A NICE PICTURE OF LESLIE
I love San Luis because you are not greeted with frowns or questions, but hugs and tears. This place is my second home and it is to everyone who comes here to change the world. The kids and poor people are nice, and the people around you want to create a smile to go on every persons loving face. Thank you everyone who helped me go to help these people, but I must say they have helped me more. - Amelia (age 11)
SHUT INS WITH A GIFT FROM ST. FERDINANDS.
My heart was changed on this trip. The shut ins get me. Ever time I see these people who have close to nothing, then I see how we are in America. We are greedy. We need to be selfless and that is how I find myself acting more these days. This, and the previous trip here have totally changed my life. I am so excited to come back! - Megan
SHUT IN RECEIVES A GIFT FROM ST. FERDINANDS
A trip to San Luis is inspiring and life changing, always - Anna
This was my first trip and I enjoyed it all. I am sure everything will hit me when I get home. I will be back. Thank you for all you do for the kids. - Amy
KERRIANNE WITH ENRIQUE
This is my sixth trip to San Luis, Mexico. Every trip gets better because I love the people here. Each trip is different and such a blessing. After speaking at the prison, a woman came up to me with a tear running down her cheek. Sh said she was going to sleep in but God woke her up and told her someone special was coming. I am always shy and get nervous speaking in front of others, but I am so happy I did! - Amy
VISITING WITH A SHUT IN
Very rewarding. I am so glad I could DO something, working as a group, making a difference, touching lives, feeling the love, I plan to come again. - Teri
This was my second time coming to Bethel and my heart is so full of love from these children. Visiting the shut ins always gives me the feeling of hope amongst the hopeless. When you are standing in the middle of a broken home with 13 children, you realize that there is so much that we as followers of Christ need to do in our lives to help others. I just need to keep praying and remember that His Grace flows down and covers all my sin. - Melanie
My heart was changed at the prison. We visited the women's prison and it was an experience I will never forget. All of the women are so sweet and did not act like someone who would or should be in jail. Diana (a woman in the prison) shared her testimony and what she did that caused her to be in jail. These women broke my heart in many ways. They were so grateful for us to be there and they were so open to us. I am blessed for every experience I encounter and thank God daily for all He does and who He is. - Rachel
This will be the new location for our news blog from San Luis Mexico. We want to thank Joe Osborn and his Next Gen team for getting this new site developed. We hope you will be a frequent visitor. Please check weekly to see news of what God is doing at Caring Hearts.
Right now we are in the midst of a busy month, with three groups in a row. We are working now with our second group from St. Ferdinand's in Cranberry PA. They are doing some construction and working with the Bethel School. They are also visiting shut ins. Next week we will be hosting a team from Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin PA. They will be constructing a spare room for Edith, one of our helpers at Bethel.
Please be praying for Alex "Nene" our downs syndrome boy from Oasis, who has been diagnosed with TB. He is out of immediate danger and in treatment. All the members of Oasis have been tested and none have the disease. The treatment lasts for 6 months and he will be in partial isolation at the home and will have to use a mask when he goes out.
Please also pray for me as I continue in therapy for my injured leg. It is getting better but very slowly.
We pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving. It is not celebrated here in Mexico so it will be a normal day for us, we hope you remember us in your prayers. Monday they will be celebrating revolution day here, so the kids will have that day off.
Let us know what you think of the new site, we hope to hear from you. Tell your friends and family and help us help the people of San Luis.
PRAY FOR NENE AS HE GOES THROUGH TREATMENT FOR TB. BY FAITH WE HAVE PAID OVER 1850 DOLLARS FOR HIS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS. PLEASE DROP US A LINE IF YOU LOVE NENE AND WANT TO HELP US WITH HIS MEDICAL TREATMENT.