A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

Well it’s 12:30 am and I just wrapped up in the community and from a mini-FEST meeting…so…as promised I am sending some pictures tonight. These pictures will tell you a lot about what’s going on with our mission team.
The first is a picture of the front of the Church which got lettered today. The Church of Divine Mercy. We want everyone to know that in this place and in this community all can find the care and compassion of the Lord. I’ve told our mission team that ‘the design is in the detail…and it’s all detail.’ The small things like this sign make a world of difference to let all know the Spirit of our mission community and the care we desire to bring to our world.
The second is a bit of a gripping picture. Carlos and his mom (and dad) will be moving in to a new house on Saturday. They are the first of five families we are screening and selecting. They were moved with joy beyond words. As you can see from the picture, they live in a tin shack and use a tire as a stove to cook out. They live next to the river which means they are always in the zone for flooding. The floors are dirt which turns to mud with the rain/flood/water. Hardly a healthy home for a ten year old special needs child and his hard working parents. The dad has two jobs – he sells water by day and then works to make curtains and cushions in the afternoon and evening so the mom can take care of the son. The $200 he makes per month after working 6 and 7 days a week for 10 – 12 hours per day just can’t keep up. So you can imagine the joy in their hearts when they received the news tonight that they will have a decent house to call their home. You and our mission team are making this home possible. Without you and our team – they would not have a new home. God bless you.

The team is doing great. We had a baseball camp today with over 100 kids. We had English lessons for
about 125 kids. GREAT efforts by the team to keep the kids/teens engaged and learning. They were
making the pitching/batting/making the sign of the Cross. Truly a great blessing.

Please keep us in your prayers and know that you are in ours.

God bless. More tomorrow.

Father Bob Stec