We just returned from a few days by the border. We had to get our Mexico visas renewed. My brother Arlen and his wife Linda met us in McAllen with some big print Spanish Bibles, teaching materials and some wonderful home-made aprons. The Spanish language materials were given to us by Pastor Pablo and Pastor McGarity both from Bandera county, Texas. Linda and her granddaughter Lori made the aprons for us to give to the ladies here. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We went to stores in McAllen where we bought things we cannot find in Mexico. We ended up with four BIG boxes on a rack attached to the back of our car. I thought this made us a likely target for the Mexican border officials to search and tax. Tonyia told me to have faith so we prayed “Lord in the past you made blind men see, but today we need you to make seeing men blind.” It worked as we got a green light, no questions asked – amazing!
Centro Cristiano Victoria
One of our great blessings was to be able to worship with Pastor Francisco and wife Estella at their church Centro Cristiano Victoria in Reynosa. It was a very spirit-filled service. Tonyia and I both spoke briefly.
The service included dancers, a large praise band, a guest evangelist, separate children’s and youth time. The service went over two hours plus there was a meal for all 200 or so who came.
The church building does not have air conditioning except in a few rooms. It was 95 and the humidity was the same. But the heat did not impact worship, it was a powerful, Holy Spirit filled, service!
Francisco and his wife Estella showed us around the church and the improvements that had been made. The women’s restroom had stalls added and safety bars were put on the balcony area. We are blessed to work with this great ministry!