Greetings and as you may know January of 2012 marked La Roca’s sixteenth year of proclaiming the goodness of God and serving the poor in Tijuana Mexico. God’s people again showed their commitment to God’s mission, and friends like you contributed to our work through your prayers, gift, and encouraging letters. Even though of the worldwide economic uncertainty, you helped us under the Lord’s providence, to sustain and increase our outreach to the lost and devastated. We deeply appreciate your willingness to stand with us.
I have exciting news on our progress of the funds to buy the church building! As of January we have raised $48,000.00, with 17 months left and still needing to raise another $171,000.00 dollars. Remember all things are possible with our Lord Jesus Christ.
So, please continue to keep us in your prayers and the Lords blessing upon us during this critical point in our history, for our efforts are pointless without God’s approval. As the founder of the La Roca Ministries, I have to be convinced that the money you send to us is spent in an efficient and effective way, the way God would approve of! I feel that we are translating your gifts into helping and making disciples for Jesus Christ from the poorest of the poor, and part of that confirmation comes also from letters and emails I continue to receive from many that have come with us. “My life has not been the same since coming down with you…” Thanks!
This year we are going all out in reaching the Zona Norte, we have brought in our big guns, like Rudy and his wife Sofia and Rosalina which is our main teacher for our small groups at the old dump and women’s studies. The women’s outreach at the shelter continues to grow as the word gets out that they are allowed to shower and get a clean change of clothes! It’s surprising to see so many women homeless of all ages, but especially those who are senior’s citizens with nowhere to go.
The La Roca Ranch has an urgent need for two vehicles. The current water tanker truck (see picture) needs replaced as it is on its last leg. It has rolled several times and is barely holding together. We would like a 1-1/2-2 ton dually pickup … typical 4500 series vehicle. This vehicle make many steep hill climbs several times a day hauling water to the discipleship ministry at the Ranch. If you have any possible vehicle that might fit this need please send a contact request HERE.
The second vehicle need is for a pickup or small SUV to take the Ranch kids to school each day. This is approximately a 20 mile round trip. An economical vehicle is needed to save the wear and tear on the larger vehicles and to save on gasoline. Please consider helping with this transportation for the kids. Currently, there are six staff kids that are being taken daily to school from the Ranch. If you can help please Contact Us.
The La Roca Ranch is a rehabilitation and discipleship Ranch for men of all ages. The program is for one year and seeks to change the lives of men so that they are socially responsible and spiritually strong.
By Faith We Will Own Our Church Building”. Friends of La Roca, We hope that this summer has been filled with great rest, fun, and lots of sun for you! Here at La Roca, we find ourselves in an exciting season and wanted to share with you something that God has put on our hearts.
As you may know, over the past 8 years, we experienced growth in many ways and our ministry facilities limited us in what we could do in part due to lack of space. In mid-2009 we experienced God’s favor as we were able to move from our original church facility in the Zona Norte of Tijuana to rent (with an option to purchase) a much larger facility about 5 blocks away. This new location has proven to be a great blessing, allowing us to expand our ministry in unprecedented ways and is needed for continued growth.
Recently, we sensed God calling us to take a step of faith and pursue the purchase of the church building that we are currently renting. As we’ve prayed we believe God is calling us to take steps of faith to raise a total of $225,000 over three years. Why three years? Let us tell you . . .
As time has gone by we see more people coming back to Tijuana and Rosarito. The police no longer patrol in groups of four, but have gone back to normal! The news media has taking their focus of the drug war to something else. So I feel with confidence to invite all to come and help us with the so much work that needs to be done!
For those who like to build, we have the family housing for families who are struggling with addiction and struggling to keep their family together! We have the solution: our discipleship ranch where we will provide housing for the families and bring healing to those who are being torn apart!
The new church building also has so much work left, the rainy season is coming and we need a new roof, it will cost anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 dollars. We need electrical, plumping, carpentry and so much more. We could desperately need your help! Or just let us know what you have to offer and we can use you in the many areas, Like the House of Grace, Discipleship ranch, men’s shelter, our outreaches, our kids club’s and so much more. Would you take the time to pray and see in what area God could use you!
Thanks a million and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.