Hello from Mexico, and the Fitzpatricks!
People have asked us to post needs that come up, so I decided to present a few needs right now that we are unable to cover.
There are about 8 couples, that before conversion, just “hooked up”. They all wish to be married properly, and be baptized, but are struggling to get the $100 dollars needed for each marriage, which includes the blood tests and civil marriage certificate. We have already married 14 couples, at our own expense. This need will continue to present itself, because the people are very poor and find it difficult to pay the fee for the cost of the marriage process. Maintaining a high standard is a good example for their children. If you would like to help with this need specifically, please designate the gift for the Village Marriage Fund.
Our work truck is deteriorating fast. The water pump just went out yesterday morning, which left me and a load of Nicole’s children she teaches on Saturdays walking down the road. We need to offload the well used truck and purchase another one. The village churches are constantly growing and can never have too many work trucks, which right now we only have one. If you would like to help towards our transportation situation, please specify the gift for the Village Truck Fund.
We would like to purchase a milk cow, in order to supply milk for the children here at The Village, and a male and female goat for producing meat, milk, and cheese. I was recently offered a whole bee hive setup, with the queen, the colony, boxes and all for about $500 dollars, which would produce more than enough honey for the sweet needs of The Village. If you would like to help us with this area, then please designate the gift towards the Village Animal Fund.
We have a few debts, as well, that we have been struggling to take care of. As we continue to plant crops and eliminate energy needs we have been able to make the Village very efficient. We pay no water, no electricity, we have hot showers by free firewood, we have gardens, cut our own wood with chain saws for the dormitories (we are building another one right now), we also cut oak for a bridge that crosses our creek. We are now starting the planting stage and stopping for the most part the nearly one year of construction stage which has definitely taken its toll on our support. Each month we get closer to beating the consumption battle.
We had a young mother show up yesterday that had sold her baby to a prostitute to get some quick money. Nicole and I went and negotiated with the prostitute and her pimp to get the little girl back. The young mother and the baby are with us and the sisters are counseling and caring for them both.
God bless you and thank you for helping us help the least of these. Thank you for helping them come to know Jesus and change their lives forever! Gracias!!
P.O. Box 838 Raymondville, TX 78580 (956) 347-3802 Fax (956) 347-3430
Please make checks payable to Freedom Ministries, noted Jason Fitzpatrick