Thursday, March 26, 2015

Politics! People! Pride! Poverty!

Well these have been a lot of the words going around on Facebook Pages lately all relating to the problems we are having locally! For over 20 years the migrant workers have been brought here to the Baja to pick fruits and vegetables and export them to the states and other places! Well I for one am tired of the drama!

I do not like to get into politics or debates about others rights since without God it is all temporary! BUT I just have to put in my two cents worth!

There have been so many comments and opinions and thoughts! These people are uneducated and they truly have no voice! Even if their salary was doubled and they only had to work 8 hours a day they would still only make $2 US an hour! I made more than that in 1982 when I started working at 12 years old in a restaurant! Yes land is cheaper here and building a house is cheaper here but the daily cost of living is not! It is the same as in the US or more for many things! SO how can you buy land or a house if you can not meet your daily needs!
How can they read the WORD of God to know they only TRUTH that will set them free, if they can not read?
The majority are no longer migrant they live here and this is their home. They may have been born here since many workers are so young and uneducated. Many were never registered since their parents were never registered! You can not apply for a birth certificate if your parents have no id! Which means no school, no future to get better, just a cycle of poverty!

I was once told by a person who has been coming to the Baja for years: "The poor you will have with you always!" Yes this is true but if you read the rest of it Jesus said to do something about it. That person returned back to their nice comfortable life while the poor were still poor! We have been sent to Camalu to change the poverty mentality, to help them see Jesus and depend on HIM!
The battle here is not physical poverty as much as spiritual poverty! If we can help one family a day? Give them a ride to doctors, bless them with rice and beans, diapers, or meet a practical need to show that Jesus is in the details, then they will see Jesus in us! We need to be contagious!


Mark 14:7The Message (MSG)

6-9 But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why are you giving her a hard time? She has just done something wonderfully significant for me. You will have the poor with you every day for the rest of your lives. Whenever you feel like it, you can do something for them. Not so with me. She did what she could when she could—she pre-anointed my body for burial. And you can be sure that wherever in the whole world the Message is preached, what she just did is going to be talked about admiringly.”

Gilberto at 12 took on the role of his mother when she died 3 years ago. Eva his sister has CP and he has two younger brothers. One who works in the fields with his dad, when there is work.

Canda takes care of her younger sister now that Domi has a baby to take care of. This means no more Jr. High for Canda just like it meant no school for Domi!

Domi and Jose holding Mari Estrella. Domi has Spina Bifida and recently had her leg cut off due to infection, then returned to the hospital with another infection. Her and Jose's smiles are contagious!

Eva's aunt who tries to help take care of her when she can. The bags are full of baby clothes for her new baby!

We met Juan's mom one day and we just happen to be given diapers in his size! He fell and broke his hips so he no longer walks.

Since Juan is non verbal I guess he would be saying Mom I am hungry!

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