We also visited in several homes, which I really enjoyed. Some of which I had visited before, and others for the first time. One particular home is very small (they are all small) and there are 7 people living in it, spanning 3 generations. We also visited the home of Suzanna and her family. This is a family which has become very special for me. Their Son Carlitos is my Godson. Last year, just before we arrived Suzanna had surgery for Breast Cancer and has been undergoing treatment for that. Now she is waiting for 2 more operations on her legs. She has blocked arteries. However, as medical treatment is really expensive, she has had to take on a job which is over an hour's commute away. We really are not thankful enough for our NHS, and coming here and hearing the stories makes me realise that. In stead of complaining about it, we really should be praying for it and pushing our government to do more to improve it.
After the Kids Clubs had finished, all the children from both churches congregated at Cristo Redentor for their weekly game of football. San Pedro verses Cristo Redentor, and yesterday San Pedro won. During the match, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Sullie, who we met last year. She is doing ok, and sends her love to everyone in Christ Church. Also I had a good chat with Delia who was one of the founding members of Cristo Redentor. She remembers Ray Mills (who passed away in March) coming to the area and telling them about Jesus. I hope to visit her again next week and have a longer chat. She is such a Godly Lady.
Today is going to bring a new adventure. We are going to a church camp which Anderson has organised specifically for men. I am preaching at this tonight and the theme for the camp is "How to be a Godly Husband". I really value your prayers for this! I am not sure whether there will be Wifi at the camp, if there is not I won't be able to post an update tomorrow morning, so don't worry if nothing appears.
I won't write anymore for now, but I do want to tell you about Brandy, however, I will leave that for another day.
Please pray for:
- Safe travels to and from the camp
- Gerry and I will keep well and not get sick from strange foods
- The men who will come to the camp
- For me as I preach tonight at the camp and tomorrow evening in Cristo Redentor
- Suzanna and her medical problems
- All the people we visited yesterday.