Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to us! Monday will be 7 years that God spoke to us about becoming more than just friends. 
This morning we prayed about all the clothes we have recently been blessed with and even some large boots and large size clothes. So we went to some new places and then God brought us back to where it all started. 

Me taking photos of Paulino taking photos of the women looking for clothes. Don Felipe with his daughter in law, you have seen him in many pictures before. He has known Paulino for his whole life and gives testimony to those who do not know him, of what God has done in his life. The trailer was full of clothes when we started and when we got back we had less than one hefty black bag!

Six years ago when Paulino and I married we had already decided to take our first fruits and start taking food to the trash dump. In that time there were 14 men living at the dump her in Camalu. So we were able to go to the local renta shacks and serve food to the addicts there also. 
One of the first people we met there was Jose Antonio Sotelo, he asked us to find his family in Santa Barbara and even with Noras help we could not find them. He went to many rehabs and then went to live back in Guerrero where he is from and serve the Lord there. He sent me this photo one day of his cousin and asked if we could find him! I was not hopeful but within a few days we found him just 15 minutes north of us!

This is him today. God is in the reconciliation business and He first wants to reconcile our hearts to Him! 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jesus Loves You This I Know

On the outside looking in! My sis in law and niece are growing closer to Jesus as they serve Him and others! 

Ryans 15th birthday! Pozole is normally cooked for special occasions! We were blessed to serve alongside Ryan who spent his 15th birthday serving others! 

I guess we do not see the trash! Gianna and I are now accompaning Paulino to the dumps. Sadly there is no glass recycling here but everything else can be recycled and that is how these men make money. 

So thankful others came to love on Efraim! Please keep praying he will choose to walk with Jesus right out of the dump! 

Sadly there are now women living at both dumps. To the left is her house please pray that God will change their hearts and protect them. 
All photos copied from our trip with Ryan and friends last week. 

Sunday Paulino took Carmelo to visit Jesus aka Chuy at the rehab center. We are still praying we can get Armando into a no cost voluntary center. However it may come to having him picked up and taken to a locked down center. We know just as Jesus spoke to Lydia and Victor when they were living in the dump south of here, he can speak to them!
Tuesday we took another man from the dump and told him we would give him a ride to Camalu and then from there he would walk to rehab. God changed Paulinos heart and we took him into the waiting arms of a rehab center that serves Jesus!
Paulino has known this man for years and Monday night late we were asked to take the Helping Hands group to the dump on Tuesday evening. When we were getting ready to leave a man showed up Paulino recognized him and gave him the opportunity to leave today!! He got in the back of the trailer and off we went.
Please pray for these men and women that they will hear and see God and all the love Jesus has for them! Resurrection day is coming soon and this is why we do what we do!!!! Because Jesus loves you! This we know!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Jose Angel Has Gone To Be With Jesus

For those of you who are praying, thank you I can not write or read much right now!
Some have asked how to give financially. Right now you can give through this link on our blog which goes to our paypal. Or send via Western Union to Paulino Martinez Roque, he can go pick it up. Deposits into our Mexican bank account via seems not to work. 
We praise God for His love for us through this time and pray salvation will come to many as the word was preached last night and again today! Please pray with us and for us!!!! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Our Saturday Morning

I love the sunrise and as it was rose I was able to sort the womens clothes, of which I am still doing! 

One the sun was up Paulino was able to work on our new wall of what we thought was going to be our community kitchen! Please be praying for this because it appears God may have plans of which we knew not nor consider ourselves worthy of! 

While our kids sleep others do not! Wonderful women come and get clothes for their families not only is it hard to find clothes for some sizes, what we can find can help them to use the money to buy food for their families.

Ezekiel was blessed with a new pair of shoes that will grow with his feet, His older sisters and brothers tried to fit some on their feet but they were too small!

We get water every three days to our town and the young men were happy to come and water their soccer field. Please pray that all the teams that come from near and far will receive Jesus! 

This is a huge praise report. This mother brought her three girls and their kids for clothes and shoes! When he mother was a live she was our local witch and NO ONE in her family was allowed here! Although they would sneak at times! 

We were also able to bless them with food for each family! You can see one of the withches grandaughters is still afraid she is holding her baby up in front of her face and sent her little sister to the store with her son they were not in the photo! God sets the captives free! 

Please pray for Armando out of the 14 men who lived at the dump when we started loving on them 6 years ago he and Jose are the only ones still there. Pedro died there! Armando did come out for a while and Paulino taught him how to lay brick so he could get a good paying job and he stayed clean for a while! But without Jesus it is useless! 

Jose also came with Armando to get his hair cut, he is very shy and so we did not take pictures of him, you will see we have very few photos of him. I praise God I was able to serve them a plate of hot beans and rice with fresh warm tortillas!
Rigo also came in the morning for blankets, he is NO LONGER LIVING IN THE DUMP! Without drugs you realize how cold it is here in the nights! He was happy to have some hot food and we can send him home with rice and beans to cook at his own place. 

We could not do this without your prayers and financial support! Crossing the border for me is almost impossible. We were low on beans and had no rice and no money! We were almost completly out of clothes! For us now that Gianna is in Kindergarden, and for our neighbors school uniforms and supplies use up a lot of cash. 
So receiving two 100 bags of rice from Least of These, and clothes donations even from local people has opened the doors to people we have never blessed! 
Please pray for that wall the north wall of our new addition to our ministry property, and pray for a shower and dressing room as we plan to build our clothing room in the front of our house! 
Please pray for our family Paulino, Christina, Jose and Gianna! And my inlaws! 
Praise God with us for each person who gives and prays for Cruz Alegre Camalu! So many are going through HUGE things right NOW! 

Psalm 113The Message (MSG)

113 1-3 Hallelujah!
You who serve God, praise God!
    Just to speak his name is praise!
Just to remember God is a blessing—
    now and tomorrow and always.
From east to west, from dawn to dusk,
    keep lifting all your praises to God!
4-9 God is higher than anything and anyone,
    outshining everything you can see in the skies.
Who can compare with God, our God,
    so majestically enthroned,
Surveying his magnificent
    heavens and earth?
He picks up the poor from out of the dirt,
    rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash,
Seats them among the honored guests,
    a place of honor among the brightest and best.
He gives childless couples a family,
    gives them joy as the parents of children.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Band Aid or Key?

Is the only way to free someone from drugs a personal relationship with Jesus?
Yes! Freedom only comes from walking in Truth!
Is the only way to end poverty is having a personal relationship with Jesus?
Yes! Poverty is more spiritual than physical!
Is it worth it to feed 30 plates of food for just one soul!
Is it worth it to give 100 large bags of food!
Although it may seem like we are putting a band aid on a very bad wound, I believe we are actually using the key we have to unlock doors to very hard to open closets!

Thursday was a very interesting day for us. Starting with a visit from some ministry friends who want to find a permanent solution to helping get the men off drugs and out of the dumps! Then Paulino took a Canadian group to both dumps while I took his sister and a car load of family to the cemetery to place the crosses on this last day of their 10 days of rosarys.
The group then came back to our place and played soccer and hung with our youth. Later they gave away 100 bags of food! 2 of which Paulino took personally to senior citizens who could not walk over to our house and one we took across town today to a family with a 33 year old disabled son whose mom just had her foot cut off! You never know who Facebook will connect you with!
We had given away 96 bags and were just getting ready to pray in the house when someone came over. It was an addict whose son we are thinking is also becoming an addict. Well the father never comes over or talks to us about anything! HOWEVER he really needed food and so he came to ask for a bag of food! Paulino was able to share the love of Jesus with him before blessing him with the bag of food.

Those plates of cooked food that we have been giving out at the dumps for the past 6 years if we added it all up compared to those we know are serving and loving Jesus! Would it balance out? Well only God knows and our reward is in Heaven but when I show you the photo of Paulino praying with two people both former addicts Paulino has known for years and I met at the trash dump!
Yep it is all worth it and shows me that in this desert ministry that may seem dry just like the cactus fruit it is sticky but sweet inside!
If you met these 3 on the streets you would have never thought they would be here praying for deliverance for someone else! 

Flaka at the dump eating her plate of food! 

We can not longer call her Flaka (skinny) now she is Hermana Lydia! 

Praying over her and her grandson on their way south to serve Jesus. She just came to put her daughter in a locked in rehab! 

I must say I was a little concerned since we had not seen her for two and a half years! Had no idea she had left this dump gone to one further south and was now loving Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, until one day she came to my house to give testimony that our prayers had been answered! 
When we were in shock she said, why are you surprised at what God can do?

Friday, June 16, 2017

Psalm 113:7

He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words! However I have decided not to write a blog today but to steal a post from a youth that accompanied a group to the dump. He lives here so it is in Spanish sorry that Google did not do the greatest job on translating! 

I just wanted to share something very interesting and sad at the same time.
I hope I do not offend anyone.
This morning I woke up covered with a blanket, a pillow, and a comfy bed!
I got up, I bathed and had breakfast.
Everything as simple as always,
Only in a "camp"
Where we construct "homes" for those who need it!
The point is that after you have finished with EVERYTHING! With everything that is home,
We accompany some people that every month end, take food to the people who work in the garbage dumps.
And I want to ask you a question ...
Have you noticed how lucky you are?
Have you noticed that you can wake up in a bed, a roof over your head, clothes, shoes, drinking water and food at your table every day?
Have you noticed that?
And yes, you better not have the most expensive clothes, a house of thousands of pesos, some original tennis, the iphone 7.
But ... I'm sure many would kill to have what you own!
Do you know what these people do in the garbage dumps?
Every morning they wake up or go to work, with a strong smell of burnt things (bottles, cartons, wood, and all kinds of garbage), withstand strong heat, and most do not have easy access to drinking water or food.
These people have a difficult life, while you are reading this, in the comfort of your bed or armchair they will have finished a long day of work withstand strong heat, suffering from severe cuts through all glass bottles and possibly sleeping with the stomach empty. (I.e.
I do not want to lengthen this much more.
I just want you to keep in mind and reflect on everything you have and to have that great blessing of having more than what you need. (I.e.
I'll leave you some photos.
Stolen from Yony Rodriguez facebook page. Youth so see things we do not! 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Crying as I write this amazing story! I tried to look at my facebook and find a before picture from 5 years ago and from 3 years ago! But God in His infinite wisdom did not allow it and does not look at our past but holds our today in His hand! 
This amazing woman of God is saved and healed and telling everyone she meets about it! Her whole person radiates Jesus inside and out! She loves Him and well as you know He is crazy about her! I was able to spend the afternoon with her the other day and as she says, why are you surpirsed, did you expect anything less from your prayers! Do you think God did not hear you! 
Although she and Paulino have been friends for years when I met her in the trash dump over 5 years ago I connected with her instantly. She later told me how she had come back from Chicago after her divorce and fell into the life that lead her to be called Flaka which meant skinny. Over 3 years ago when we first moved the trailer near my mother in laws she heard we were leaving and came crying no Jesus needs you in Camalu! She was so elated when I told her we were actually moving here! However I only seen her a few times after that! Later on I was told she was serving God and converted into one of us! 
I praise God there is a church two hours south of here that goes into the trash dump and loves on the people and invites them to come as they are into their church! One day we will go there and say thank you! But their reward is in Heaven as it is for all of those of you who have prayed for her and so many others at the dumps! Ministering to addicts is a very dry harvest but GOD!!!! 
 My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief. No one could ever get them away from him. I and the Father are one heart and mind.”