Raining blessings upon others
Last week was a challenging week for Spectrum Ministries because of the rain. When it rains in Tijuana,
more specifically, the neighborhoods we go into for our Activity Days, the rain becomes both a blessing and a curse. The rain is much-needed in the dusty and arid land. But, with the rain comes muddy roads that are essentially impassable. So, when we had several days of rain last week, we were forced to cancel our regular activity days on Thursday and Saturday. Now, we could look at this in two ways—as a disappointment or as a challenge…we chose to take on the challenge!
While it was unfortunate that we missed an opportunity to wash and cut hair, play games and hand out clothing, the other opportunities we had were still a victory in our minds! We were able to bag up some fruits and vegetables and deliver them to homes in person on Thursday in several neighborhoods, and then create a meeting place on the side of the road on Saturday to distribute the bags in Ejido. Getting to go into people’s home to share, listen, and offer prayer was unmistakably a gift from above. If the rain had not come, we would not have had this opportunity for such intimate conversations in the atmosphere of a regular activity day. This day a challenge turned the rain into blessings of love.
Tomorrow we will be visiting a neighborhood we’ve only visited one other time, Pueblos Magicos. This neighborhood is near the Tijuana dump and last time we were there, people came out in droves! And, guess what? It is forecasted to rain, yet again. This time, we will go rain or shine- set-up our tents, bring some fun activities for all of the kids, some fruits and vegetables will be given out, and with hope and love in our hearts- many will be blessed by sharing, listening, and praying for all who need us—once again-- turning challenges into victory!