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!
PLEASE LET'S FOCUS ON THE ETERNAL NOT THE SEASONAL!