Anna, Martin, Genesis, Tonyia and I treated the Hernandez family to pizza on a recent Wednesday night at Casa Cristana El Alfarero. Pastor Hernandez has a vibrant church in a poor area of Galeana. He and wife Martha have two kids, Soreal age 15 and Jessica age 20. They are all talented musicians and have a heart for the Lord.
The Hernandez family have been in Galeana eight years after leaving their family and a nice home in Veracruz. When the Lord called them into the mountains they came with very few possessions. They lived in a tiny apartment before building a small dwelling attached to the church.
He has been working on the church. It has noticeable updates and is almost finished inside. His
congregation is in a poor area and the family makes ends meet by selling tortillas. Each day they get up early to cook tortillas that Pastor Hernandez takes to sell by driving up and down the streets. He has a large speaker on top of his car and he announces his goods. He is never too busy to talk with someone who needs a kind word or prayer.
We learned at the dinner he needs some help installing a bathroom and he would like to find a resource for children’s teaching materials. We agreed to help. We also discovered Jessica, who just turned 20, is looking at attending Bible college. She has a heart for children and serving the LORD.
We recently had some aprons donated to us and Martha was the first one we thought of who needed a new one. She liked her new apron. While we were in McAllen last week we were able to go to a Family Christian store that had a good supply of Spanish language Christian material. We used the opportunity to get Jessica a well respected Holman Study Bible in the RVR 1960 translation.
We are so blessed to be an active part of God’s work. I pray that everyone who feels the Lord’s calling acts in obedience – there is nothing like the peace that comes in knowing we are in His will.