Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Her name is actually Tomasa.

But I call her Tomasita because I love her dearly.

Tomasa cooks all of the dinners for the groups that come through Ensenada. And now, she not only cooks for our groups in Ensenada, but also in Mexicali! If you didn't know, South Hills Church (my church from Las Vegas that I LOVE!) came to Mexicali last week for their Mexico spring break trip. In the next week, I'll share pictures and stories of what happened there. But right now I want to focus on Tomasa.

She needs your prayer. She loves to cook for our groups but is very sick. I don't think the doctors have diagnosed her with anything but she often has a lot of pain and fatigue and lately has also had a bad cough and fever. Last thursday, on the way home from Mexicali, Tammie took her to the hospital in Ensenada to get checked out. They sent her home with an IV in her hand and some medication to help her get better. I have been able to see a difference in her and she says she's getting better and better each day. Please pray for Tomasa. Cooking for our groups is a whole lot of work and she puts all of herself into it. She often over exerts herself to make sure everything is just right. Pray that Tomasa would be healed of her sickness and that all the glory goes to God.

Vegas loves Tomasita almost as much as I do. This picture below was taken right after Tomasa said some tear-filled goodbyes to the Vegas team on her last day in Mexicali with them. Tomasa is in the yellow sweater and grey shirt on the right hand side of the picture. Her husband, Pastor Faustino, is the guy crouched in front of her.

And on a quick selfish note...while you're praying, you can pray for me. Since the South Hills team went home I've been a little sad. I didn't realize how much I miss my church and my friends. I know I'll be going home soon enough and I want to stay focused on today and living here. All of the pastors and people here have noticed how sad I've been and I don't want them to think it's because I don't like it here or I just want to go home because I don't like them anymore. I want to love with all I am and be a shining light in the darkness.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!!! I love you guys.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Praying for you, love!

I totally understand! When close friends visit me or if I go visit them I am always a little sad for a few days. I live hours away from any big cities and any of my family/ close friends. I am slowly building friendships here, but it is hard to not have people that have known me forever... :)