As the new year of 2011 started, It had seemed to us that the work at the mission in Solidaridad was winding to an end. The contributions for the breakfast program were down and then the violence we just missed being in the middle of in July supported our thinking. However, when we met in January with Enrique, Erika, and Amado we realized the Lord hadn’t dismissed us. As Helen and I walked down the street one day in San Luis Potosi, she said, “Doesn’t it seem like this is the place we should be right now?” I had to agree with her.
We had explained to Enrique during our time with him in San Luis Potosi, that the contributions were down and we might not be able to continue the breakfast program. The funds we had would keep it going for a couple more weeks and then we’d just have to see how things stood.
When we returned to the States, the news from the Chapel by the Sea was that contributions were up. We were able to send Enrique more pesos to keep the breakfast program going.
Enrique emailed to acknowledge receiving the pesos, and he mentioned how timely the news had been that we’d continue the support for the breakfast program. It seems that the government had started a program providing what he called a cold breakfast for kindergarten and grades one and two children at the primary school in Solidaridad. However, at about the time we were meeting with Enrique in San Luis Potosi, someone had broken into the school storeroom and stolen all of the breakfast supplies. The new supplies won’t be available until the next school year starts. Once again the Lord provided for needs before we knew what we needed. Our breakfasts are for all children, not just the 5, 6, and 7 year-olds. Praise the Lord, Enrique is able to continue this important program.