Tuesday, November 25, 2008

VILLAGE MINISTRY WITH HAND'S EXTENDED

A group from Hands Extended Ministries in Yuma, AZ visited us this past Sunday. We did a program in the Indian Village and gave out ice cream Sundaes. Our friends Rich and Lori Barcelona from the Sombra Baptist Church brought a number of folks from their church who helped out as well. The older boys of Oasis served the sundaes. Over 200 people enjoyed this special treat. Afterwards, ice cream and toppings were donated to Bethel and Oasis. We thank Sherry Whitworth from Hands Extended for all the work she does for San Luis during this holiday season.

Monday, November 24, 2008

NEW MEMBER OF THE BLOSE FAMILY


Meet Spanky, our new dog. He is a lab mix we picked up at the Yuma Humane Society. Kendi has had a desire to have a dog for some time and we thought that she was old enough and responsible. We are having a great time, he is very playful and he likes his new home.

ROMANIAN CHURCH FROM PHOENIX


A group of young people, all from Romanian families who attend a Romanian Church in Phoenix, Arizona, came to visit and bless the children of Bethel. They played games, did a Gospel program and provided a Thanksgiving meal of Turkey with all the fixings. They also blessed the orphanage with food and cleaning supplies. We appreciate these weekend groups who come and help out Mama Bertha and the kids at the orphanage.

2ND DENTAL CLINIC


Drs. Rosa Isela and Dora came in this past Saturday to continue working on the Bethel kids. They did a number of extractions and cleanings, and will continue with fillings in two weeks. We praise the Lord that we can provide this service to our children.


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

MESSAGE FROM PASTOR GARY


Here is this month's message from Caring Hearts Board Member Gary Simpson:


CONTENTED CHRISTMAS


“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.” - Deuteronomy 8:10

God gave instructions to the Israelites before they went into the promised land. Speaking through his prophet, Moses, He said, “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.” (Dt. 8:10)
It’s easy to thank God when our stomachs are full like they were on Thanksgiving and will be this Christmas. But I wonder if we would still be as grateful to God if we didn’t have as much as we’ve grown used to.
Years ago on a trip to San Luis we were out in the villages on the edge of town where people eked out an existence living in tiny one room houses made of colorful bricks. My translator and I were walking the streets of sand inviting anyone we saw to come to a spot where we were going to sing, preach and hand out bags of rice and beans. As we passed one house a young mother invited us in. She had a small flat iron griddle on which she was making fresh tortillas. She offered some to us and at first I declined not wanting to take anything from someone who had so little, but she insisted. It was delicious and we thanked her and invited her again to our gathering. I remember that day vividly because the young woman seemed so content. She had no refrigerator and no stove, none of the things we all take for granted and yet she seemed satisfied with her humble life.
The Apostle Paul wrote that we are to … “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
We may all get to do just that. Our economy is in the biggest crisis it’s faced since the great depression in the 1930’s. Bank failures, home foreclosures and massive lay-offs are becoming common place. We need to prepare ourselves for what lies ahead and I really do believe that like the Apostle Paul, we can all learn to “Be content whatever the circumstances.” After all, our joy at Christmas is not found in abundance of our possessions. It’s found in the abundance of God’s love for us.
Your faithful giving has made the ministries of Caring Hearts possible for more than 20 years. Thank you for your generosity and faith. May God supply all your needs and may you be blessed as you have blessed others.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

WALNUT GROVE TESTIMONY


One of the members of the Walnut Grove team left this comment, I wanted you guys to see it:

I was on this trip as the designated "photographer" and shared the gospel at the women's prison on Thursday. My name is Lori Laskovics, Manicurist/salon owner, and member of Walnut Grove Assembly of God here in Pittsburgh, PA. What a wonderful blessing to visit San Luis and minister to the communities that surround the blessed and precious Bethel orphanage. We ministered in the brickyard, the dump, Oasis, the soup kitchen, and the men's/women's prison. God is alive and working through his sons and daughters in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico...Patty is truly a "beacon" in her community and is being used by the Lord. I've been to San Francisco, but I left my heart in San Luis! God is good.

CARING HEARTS ON THE AIR

2 Summers ago, a young friend of the ministry, Chris Moliter and some of his friends came to produce a Reality TV show here at Caring Hearts. It is now available for viewing on the web. Just click on the link below and you can watch this youth oriented program about our ministry.

http://www.thedrivetv.com/#/episodes/4529578568

Tip: It may not play that well at first. Put the player on pause, and let it download and buffer for a few minutes, then press play and it should be fine. For slower connections, you may have to wait longer.

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GRANDPA AGAIN!

The daughter of our friends and directors of the Lord's Kitchen Feeding Center, Jose and Alejandrina Rodriguez, are grandparents again. Their daughter Alejandra (Alex) had a baby girl, who will be name Alejandra too. Praise the Lord for this new soul. We rejoice with the Rodriguez family. Some of you may remember Alex, she helped in the clinic in 2007, and was often at the Feeding Center as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIO AND LAZARA



Two of our outstanding young people here at Caring Hearts celebrated their birthdays this past week end. Lazara is now 17 years old and doing well. Mario turned 13, watch out! a new teenager to deal with. Ha Ha. We are happy and blessed to be a part of their special day.

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BLESSING FOR DUMP WORKERS


DUMP WORKERS IN FRONT OF THE NEW RECYCLING FACILITY

When we went to minister to the dump Saturday morning, we were informed that the workers were at their new recycling center getting training. Praise the Lord! This is an answer to prayer. Our friends at the dump will now have a cleaner facility where they can work, and will be receiving a regular salary from the city government and the private recycler. We went to the new center, which is across the canal on 26 and were able to minister to the people in the afternoon as they were coming out. We are excited for this new opportunity for our friends we have ministered to for years. It may change how and when we minister to them, but it is worth it to know that things are better for them.

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WALNUT GROVE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

This past week we were blessed by Walnut Assembly of God with a construction and ministry team. They worked on the coordinator house, and built an addition for our friend at the Human Rights Commission, Patty Armendariz. They also ministered at the soup kitchen, jail, dump, brickyard and our church. They blessed Oasis and Bethel with pizza parties. Many lives were touched as they shared the love of Christ wherever they went. Enjoy the pictures!

POLL RESULTS AND NEW POLL

Hey everybody! It has been a little bit since I posted, we were busy with the Walnut Grove group, but we have a few new posts for today. I wanted to give you the final results of our poll, which asked how often you checked the blog. 13 said they checked it daily, another 10 said weekly, and 8 said they were seeing for the first time, for a total of 31 people.

Our next poll asks where you are from. Please take a second and click the circle next to your answer and then click vote. This is the only way I can know if folks are looking at the blog. In the next month, please take the poll just one time and let us know where you are from. You will see the poll on the left side of your page. Thank you!

TECATE CLINIC

Sunday Adalberto and Maria returned safe and sound after a successful Tecate Clinic. 4 of our patients were operated on. We want to thank Adalberto and Maria for their service during this time as well as Dr. Jeff Moses and the Rotary of Carlsbad, CA and Tecate for providing these clinics. Here are some pictures, taken by Adalberto.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

EVANGEL TESTIMONIES - PART THREE


This trip was very touching to me. It showed me that I shouldn't bother my parents to get me stuff that I don't need. Also, that people are still happy even though they don't have a lot of food or clothes. After this trip I am going to look at things a lot different. I am going to work harder, spread the Word of God a lot more, and not act so selfish anymore. - Caitlin


One thing I got from this trip is how hungry these people are for the Word of God. This week at the dump, the hunger they had was satisfied and many people were saved. This was a big eye opener for me because I had never seen so many people saved at one time. - Wayne


We had a lot of great experiences on this trip. God moved through our group everywhere we went. One thing that I have realized is that I need to continue doing what I am doing here in Mexico when I get back home. There is just as much of a ministry at home as there is here in Mexico. - Andrew


While in Mexico, our group united in an awesome way. I feel like we had a lot of faith. Especially when the lady in the rehab center could talk again. We believe she had a demon in her and with our group's faith, she was healed. It was a really awesome trip. This oprhanage is being run beautifully and I am positive this ministry has touch many of the groups that have come to bless you. - Christina


I was touched by the way our students were received everywhere we went. This speaks to the importance that "Caring Hearts" has in its community. I could really tell that God is using your ministry to serve His creation in your community. God bless your ministry all of your days! -Steve

Monday, November 10, 2008

EVANGEL TESTIMONIES - PART TWO


There are many things I enjoyed about being in San Luis but the way the Lord moved at the Women's Rehab was extraordinary. I found out a week before we arrived that we would be ministering at that rehab and I begin praying for the women and fasted one day asking God to change lives. I went there expecting a move of God and He did. The women responded to God and a lady that was bound by demons was delivered. It was an awesome experience to be in the midst of God setting the captive free. I will never forget this missions trip and believe in my heart I will return to Caring Hearts Ministry. - Linda


It was a wonderful time of fellowship and ministry to the people of San Luis. You make it so easy to reach them. They are so ready for the gospel. The invitation was well accepted, everywhere we went. - Duane


This trip was absolutely amazing. I encouraged everybody to go to Caring Hearts. The Lord is truly working wonders here. This is the second missions trip I have been on, but the only place that has the full Spirit of the Lord. - Carissa

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DENTAL CLINIC

We did our first of our regular bi-weekly dental clinics Saturday. Dra. Rosa Isela and Dra. Dora graciously helped by examining the children of Bethel. In two weeks, they will do fillings and extrations for the children and staff who need it. We want to thank the families of Dr. Guy Bucci and Len Prividy who have helped us to be able to do these clinics.

EVANGEL TESTIMONIES - PART ONE


At first, I was not sure about coming to Mexico. All in all it was a great experience. I particulary enjoyed going to the rehab center. The atmosphere was interesting at first, and I was unsure about myself, but God did great things there. We prayed with a woman who was mute beacause a demon was within her and she was set free. Do not get rid of this ministry tool! - Madisson.

I came on this trip not knowing what to expect. I knew that God would be doing many amazing things and I was ready for whatever he wanted me to do. God ended up doing many miracles and saving many lives. We can never underestimate what God can do. he changed many lives down here and he changed my life. - Maura

For me it was amazing to see the hand of God moving with us. Everywhere we went God was there in some way doing something amazing in someone's life. I didn't know everything was going to happen the way it did. - Desiree

Saturday, November 8, 2008

PLASTIC SURGERIES BEFORE AND AFTER

Friday I had all of the candidates for plastic surgery come in. This is a fulfilling time for us as we see the results of the previous clinics surgeries all healed, and we are happy with the results, and the families are even happier. Below you will see the before and after pictures of a number of the patients. Some are through with the process, others need further work done. I will be sending these pictures to Dr. Jeff Moses, who will do his best to evaluate them and he will let us know if they will be operated on this trip. The clinic will be next Friday, and our own Adalberto and his wife Maria, and a friend from the local Rotary, Yucca, will be taking the patients. Be praying for this trip and for the finances to do it. If you would like to help, let us know writing caringheartsmexico@gmail.com.

EVANGEL HEIGHTS - DAY FOUR

The last day for this group. In the morning they went shopping at Algodones, and then in the afternoon, they ministered in the village on the East side of town. Many people were touched by the powerful ministry of these young people. In the evening they had dinner at the boy's home and enjoyed a time of fun and fellowship at Oasis.

I really appreciate this group and the preparation they did before they came. They were very well organized and practiced up for the ministry. When I see young people like this, with a heart for God and ministry, it fills me with hope for our future. Thank you Evangel Heights for all you did for Caring Hearts and San Luis.

Over the next few days I will be sharing testimonies from this group with you on this blog. Keep checking daily!

Here are some pictures from the last day:

EVANGEL HEIGHTS - DAY THREE

Thursday the Evangel Heights group went to the garbage dump, where they ministered to 50 dump workers. They handed out beans and rice to the workers. In the afternoon, they went to visit the City Senior Day Care Center and presented a program to bless the folks there. They were greeted coldly at first, but soon the people warmed up and they were rejoicing by the end. In the evening they presented a program at the Caring Hearts Church. Pastor Gary preached from the book of Esther.

This group opted to have Mexican meals cooked by Isabel, and it was a big hit with the young people. This is the fifth group that has done this this year, and it has been very succesful. The group applauded the efforts of Isabel and were very happy with the food. If you are planning on coming down, think about this option.

Here are some pictures from their third day:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

EVANGEL HEIGHTS - DAY TWO

Wednesday was another blessed day for the young people of Evangel Heights. In the morning, the women went to the Special Women's Rehab Center, and the men went to the Merida Rehab Center. Both groups had mighty times in the Lord. At the Women's rehab, a demon manifested and the person was delivered. Alleluia! For lunch, the group enjoyed Tacos at the Taco Stand. In the afternoon they ministered in the Indian Village. A large crowd came out, a sign that the crisis has hit San Luis, as many out of work men attended the program, which is unusual. The group sang, performed dramas, gave object lessons and shared testimonies that blessed young and old. After the program we gave out rice, beans and candy. In the evening we did another VBS program at Bethel, with 70 children (26 from Bethel, 44 from outside) Fun was had by all while at the same time they learned about the Crown of Life God has ready for them. Enjoy the pictures:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

EVANGEL HEIGHTS - DAY ONE

The missions club from the Evangel Heights Academy is with us this week. This team of 23 comes from a Christian School in Pittsburgh. Today they did some painting at the Coordinators House and visited the nursing home. The also did a VBS program at Bethel. Enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

CTVN'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Our good friends and loyal supporters at CTV in Wall, PA will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. It has been a blessing to work together with them. They have supported me faithfully all 18 years of my missions service, and we as a family truly appreciate their heart for missions. I have prepared two greetings which they will use during their telethon in December celebrating their anniversary. You are getting a sneak peak.

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OASIS NEWS

Here are some pictures from the boy's home. Pedro and the boys are making a chest of drawers based on what they have learned over the last 4 years, all by themselves without a carpenters help. Looking good! Also we are continuing our welding classes, twice a week with Mr. Carrillo. Enjoy the pictures.