Dear Ones,

There are times when I stop and just really wish that you were here with us. Here in a foreign land (to me) where the Creator of the universe set me…..in all honesty there are times when I really miss the USA and truly question if I am in fact in the perfect Will of Yahweh or if maybe I just got emotional and convinced myself that the Lord spoke to me all of those years ago.
Then will come a time such as this-
Today was a normal day of cooking for the kids, then driving into town with frank to get the massive grocery shopping done as well as taking care of paying the light bill and all of the thousands of other little things that must be done if things are to run smoothly or even at all. I was grumpy and weary as we unloaded what seemed to be 100 grocery bags and hauled them in, then the cats had to be fed, the house was in disarray and the heavy fogwas rolling in over my freshly washed clothes out on the line and we had to get those down.
I had just slipped into some comfy clothes when I heard them calling from downstairs. It was nearing dark but we didn’t yet have the generator on, just a couple of candles in the kitchen. I thought, “Dear God, what can they want NOW?” in an attitude quite unbecoming to any godly person I am sure.
It turned out to be the family of Mario, the little boy for whom we are trying to arrange cataract surgery. I had totally frgotten that we had sent a message for his parents to come up after work to discuss the next step in this process.
We brought these two very humble Trique people up into the house and began to explain what needed to be done next and how we needed to take the mother and child into town Friday for an appintment to finalize there Mexican Government insurance. It was a LONG process as they understand precious little Spanish and do not read at all. We explained the surgery and hw fortunate it was that it was being caught now before Mario was totally blind. The father then asked us how much it would cost.
Frank explained that Yahweh, the Father of Jesus and God that we serve had opened doors for the child to obtain this surgery free of charge. Now we knew the mother was an believer because she was saved in our church about 1 year ago. We asked the father if he believed in God and if so what was the name of his God. He said he believed that Jesus was his Saviour. But as we spoke of Yahweh’s Provision and how He could meet all of their and our needs I could just see that the father was not getting it. Not understanding and not believing. It lit up for both Frank and I at the very same moment, these people have ONLY heard of Jesus as Saviour of our souls and didn’t in any way relate to Him as anything else. The father told us how they had once taken the boy to a specialist in Oaxaca and were quoted a price of $50,000 pesos for the surgery back then to save his eldest son’s sight. (Understand that $50,000 pesos might just as well be 1 million dollars to these
very very poor people) He pronounced this amount with great wonder and hopelessness. Frank then asked him if he understood that Yahweh was going to essentially pay that amount by providing this surgery. The father just sat there wondering, with no answer. I had to give it to him for being honest instead of just saying what he thought would satisfy us which many people will do.
So Frank told him about Yahweh owning ALL of the silver and ALL of the Gold and the cattle on a thousand hills and he said now if YOU had all of that you could pay it right. The guy laughed and said well of course! Again Frank told him that Yahweh was the owner of these resources. It was the colset thing, Uncle Richard, sitting in the candlelight with these people who hail from attally different world basically than we do and watching as the Holy Spirit quickened this information in this man’s heart. I mean you could see it just as sure as you see a light come on and chase away the darkness. Faith came on in this guy like that and chased away the doubt and I wished you were here. I thought of you and how had shared the Gospel with me as a child and in essence armed me for life’s battles. And I know you have the same experiences sharing with people there in your church and you enjoy it but still there was something so wonderful about that I truly
fervently desired your presence. I guess just knowing that you would appreciate the mment just as fully as I did…..
So Frnk went on and got out his little matchbox truck on which he had set his faith to obtain that big truck he had and he proceeded to teach this couple on faith and the Lord’s Provision and it was AWESOME. I know that they went home tonight thanking almost a different God if yu know what I mean. I mean still thanking Jesus but now seeing Him as their Provider as well. And I have faith that they will come to knw Him as their Healer and as EVERYTHING else that He truly is, but at least it is a start!
This does cause me to see the injustice that religion does by preaching mainly or only salvation and in essence crippling people’s relationship and limiting it severely.
So, i’d better go unpack my groceries BUT wish you were here and love,
detra

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