My heart is just breaking I am not sure if I can handle any more so forgive me if I am dumping but I need to get it out NOW!
Please forgive me if I offend someone it is not meant to, just to inform you!
Many have commented about the gas price it is not about that it is about the fact that it takes 6 hours of work for one gallon! For the fact that the field workers strike resulted in very little! And that many feel they should be paid a fair wage for back breaking work. I was recently in the states for 6 weeks and during that time of grocery shopping I did not see that many things were priced differently than groceries here in Mexico. However the hourly minimum rate in the states and other countries is our daily rate for 10 hour days and actually the peso is less now. I am finding it hard to understand why people who do not even own cars are out protesting and losing money for work when those of us with cars are inside the house saving the gas for when this is all over!
Why are so few people out on the streets protesting and the roads are blocked with things not protestors!
Paulino needed to go to emergency this morning and I needed to take my mom in law to the doctor in Ensenada but since our truck looks similar to a federal police truck I did not want to tempt those who are mad at the government!
It is getting easeir for me to understand why people do things like take to the streets to get better wages, Cesar Chavez was made famous for it! However there is not much publication or press internationally around here! There is not many people saying we stand with Mexico!
We are here to change hearts and pray that as they follow Jesus and He provides their every need! They will leave poverty and have plenty to share with others while sharing Jesus with them.
Yesterday we had no rice for ourselves and I received a phone call from a friend saying are you going to be home later I am passing by your part of town! She brought tons of stuff! She seems to show up unexpected and unknowing of our needs! Paulino spent the rest of the day making up bags of food for the seniors who really need food in this cold time!
So no life is not about gas and the fact that it costs some 15 minutes of work a gallon and some 6 hours of work a gallon! IT IS ABOUT BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY!
IT IS ABOUT LOVING THEM WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS AND DOING WHAT WE CAN TO CHANGE ONE LIFE AT A TIME!