Today, we moved out of our house sitting situation in Wills Point, TX to a guest apartment at the Camino Global Center in Dallas. We have a few days here to wrap up a list of details before our caravan is assembled this weekend at the border. It’s over 100 degrees here for highs all week and at 11 p.m. tonight it was still over 90 degrees. This is not our favorite kind of weather! I don’t know how folks endure this heat here year after year but many do. Of course, most are able to stay inside cool air conditioning and that does make it tolerable most of the time.
I didn’t intend to simply write about the weather and I do have a very important prayer request to share with you from down in the heart of Mexico.
A couple we’ve been discipling and who are our good friends, Jason and Kristin, are really struggling this summer. Kristin had a job offer that she accepted at a school to teach English to children. Later, the school ran into difficulties following through on this position and ended up cancelling the position. This left Kristin without a position for the upcoming school year. Meanwhile, Jason’s employer which had been very good to him since hiring him last summer, abruptly began firing all the workers that were hired after Jason was hired and he is very concerned that he may be next and that many more will be fired. It is not clear to me what the situation is within this company that manufactures commercial size coolers and freezers, but it sounds like the economic situation has created a hardship for this corporation. At least, that’s my guess.
Jason asked me if I would be willing to ask believers north of the border to pray for them south of the border, specifically that he would not lose his job. Obviously, none of us know what tomorrow will bring nor what the Lord has in store for us in our next breath. Pray that they will depend on the Lord no matter what happens and that He will provide for their needs. They’re really hurting right now.
Thanks for praying together with us and with Jason and Kristin. I’m sure they would love to know that you’re praying for them. If you are willing and able, would you be so kind as to leave a comment mentioning that you’re praying for Jason and Kristin? I know they’ll be encouraged by your comments and the knowledge that our great big family of God cares enough to pray for them.
Grace and peace to you!