Better to Give…

The children were very focused during the entire program.

Lots of excited kids

The ministry here in Mexico annually hosts a Samaritan’s Purse Christmas event. In case you don’t know… Samaritan’s Purse rallies caring souls to fill shoe boxes with toys and goodies so they can be distributed to needy children around the world. This year the church decided to step it up a notch and we hosted two events, one in the small mountain village of San Marcos and another in a poor subdivision outside the city dump.

A grateful little girl

A grateful little girl

The entire church was represented at the event. The kids, teenagers and many of the adults wore costumes, performed skits, sang songs and choreographed dances. My three year old Caleb even danced with the crowd. There was a ventriloquist, a puppet show and most importantly a mountain of presents and candy to give away. Many poor children in areas like these never receive Christmas gifts. What a delight it was to see their faces light up as they were handed the tenderly wrapped boxes full of surprises!

The Best Gift

The Best Gift

The salvation message was presented to everyone at each event and along with all of the other gifts the children were given a small book called “The Best Gift” which explained God’s love and purpose for them.

Prior to the Samaritan’s Purse events El Faro de Esperanza sponsored a medical outreach in San Marcos. A follow-up medical/dental outreach was held after the Christmas event.

A group of medical professionals volunteered for the San Marcos outreach

A group of medical professionals volunteered for the San Marcos outreach

Waiting for a check-up

Waiting for a check-up

Proof that Ron is taller in Mexico

Proof that Ron is taller in Mexico

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About Ron

At the end of September 2008, Ron and Ivonne Mouser abandoned all of their earthly possessions that wouldn’t fit in their truck and moved to Arriaga Chiapas, Mexico with their two small children. In Arriaga, they helped administrate an orphanage, shared the pastoral responsibilities of a local church and built a thriving youth ministry. At the end of 2011 they left Arriaga to pioneer a new work among the marginalized people groups living in the poorest part of Chiapas near the city of Comitán.

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  1. Thanks for the update and the pictures I love hearing what is going on in your lives. I can only imagine the number of lives you are changing there. Thank You both for giving so much to GOD you will be blessed greatly and those blessing will be passed down to the boys and their family. I admire what you have done with you lives and what you are doing there.
    I read this posting and I just cried out for these kids and their families every day I thank GOD for our hot water, food, clothing and bed for I know there are so many without. I don’t ever want to forget and always be thankful for even what I think is small is real important to those who are doing without it. Stay strong, I keep you in my prayers always.