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Kids Feed in Colonial 89

We always feed the kids and this time was no exception. However this location was new. It was in the poorest part of Ensenada, Colonial 89, but a much better area of this colonial. We witnessed a very organized, purposeful pastor that has been working with children for many years. We just added to his program some fun children’s worship songs, our turkey dip sandwiches and homemade cookies. After leaving this location we all felt it was a place to model for children ministries.

Prison Ministry


We have been going into the Ensenada Prison to visit many who NEVER get a visit and also take in much needed personal items. We have seen hearts of inmates change and also we have seen them on the outside after their release and some are now Pstors, leading worship, being mentors etc!! We have also seen hearts of the leadership in the prison change because of this ministry. Sometimes they, the leadership, just can’t figure out why we keep coming back. You may want to try going with us once and maybe you will figure that out.

The prisoners seem to understand why we keep coming back and they are grateful we do. Recently we were able to take in t-shirts, socks, and underwear to the men’s mental ward. This seems to be a forgotten group of men as stated by a working inmate who recently pleaded for help for this group of inmates. We have adopted them and continue to take in much needed items. Another church recently provided prayer knot blankets for this ward and the women’s as well. Many prisoners we very uplifted by this gift. The young woman who was told by God to make these blankets told the inmates: Every time you wrap yourself in this blanket remember how much God loves you.

Prison Ministry


At the beginning of this year the inmate Pastora of the Women’s prison church let us know they were planning a Baptism and wanted our team to be a part.

We set several thinks in motion. We set a date and got permission from the officials. We knew 6 inmates wanted to get Baptized. We past out the book, How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley( Spanish edition), to each cell, 2 weeks before the baptism. We gave them the assignment to either read together or individually and then discuss it among each other. The book gives a clear explanation concerning the path to salvation.The average cell has 8 inmates.

They actually got excited about doing this assignment. We also re visited the ladies before the baptism and had a service in which our local Pastor / Missionary spoke on how good is good enough. He explained that the warden of this prison is not good enough and the guards that over see you are not good enough to enter heaven. We could hear sighs and see eyes widen as they listened. Many became tearful. The gospel message was given with the emphasis on that clear message of salvation. As a result we had 24 ladies baptized on March 19th, 2015. That day we celebrated by joining all the inmates in a time of worship, sharing, eating: hamburgers, macaroni salad and home made cookies.

We have prayed for favor within this prison and we have thankfully received that. The officials have stated those 24 women that were baptized have been model inmates. We have been given permission to do these big events when we want and favor in entering the prison for smaller events as well.

The officials are seeing a difference in the behavior and attitudes of the Christian church within the prison. Many times they will mix them with the new inmates because of these results. We are praying the officials will receive Christ as well. We always ask the officials what are the needs of the women so we will be bringing in items of value. They have asked for white tennis shoes and underwear in all sizes.

The Orphanage


We had been encouraged by our friend Susan who lives at our base camp, Rancho El Refugio, along with her husband Don. She asked if we would be able to go to an orphanage God has directed her to visit weekly. We said absolutely. Upon entering we find many small children under five walking all around along with other older children getting ready to go to the afternoon school session. AudreyUpon us entering our grandchildren immediately began picking up the small ones or playing soccer with the older ones. Language didn’t matter nor did the conditions of the dirt yard and crowded home. But for me I kept having to hold back emotional tears. Most of these kids have been dropped off by parents that are not able to take care of them because of many reasons centering on an irresponsible addicted life style. But these children are left in limbo. They can’t be adopted because legally they still belong to the parents, yet this loving women has chosen to take them in with the faith that God will provide all: housing, clothing, food and helpers. It was a difficult visit.


We had prepared turkey dip sandwiches on these amazing rolls. The kids all ate and then readied themselves for the surprise. Our missionary friends came in their clown costumes ready for some serious fun. Is that possible? DSCN0757Ricardo and Erika interacted with all the children, even dressing up our three grandchildren as clowns. They had games where all the kids learned English and Spanish words as a result. They concluded with a simple gospel message and gave the children a chance to respond. It was a wonderful morning event.

A Kids Feed in Colonial 89


We always feed the kids and this time was no exception. However this location was new. It was in the poorest part of Ensenada, Colonial 89, but a much better area of this colonial. We witnessed a very organized, purposeful pastor that has been working with children for many years. We just added to his program some fun children’s worship songs, our turkey dip sandwiches and homemade cookies. After leaving this location we all felt it was a place to model for children ministries.

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