We had a great weekend on the Family Mission Trip to Laredo as we Intentionally Engaged the Las Lomas Colonia with Pastor Mario Garcia.
The Vaquero Church Plant is well on it’s way. Just 18 miles East of Laredo, we discovered 1000 households needing the love of Jesus Christ. This country-like area is 30 miles from the border. The roads leading to the location are dirt roads, and it is not uncommon to see Vaquero Peoples riding a horse down the way. If you are in the area on Saturday afternoon, you might even witness a PARADE of Vaqueros following a truck cranking out Tejano Music. These people need the love of Jesus and Mario Garcia is starting a strong church basing from a Men’s Bible Study held out at a ranch in the area.
We met this Bible Study group and shared Cabritos with them! The guys meeting on Friday for Bible Study and an occasional cookout are then invited with their families to the Vaquero Church Sunday afternoon.
Oakwood families set out on the journey Thursday night for a 3 hour trip to Laredo. We spent Friday and Saturday painting the interior of the Worship Center, updating a shower, throwing a block party/carnival, cleaning the inside and outside, and decorating the place with a Vaquero Church theme. We also had time to add walls inside a house of one of the Vaquero Church members that is being trained for ministry.
We came with Galatians 5 on our minds and hearts. As we are looking at the FREEDOM we have this July in the great country of America, we realize there is a GREATER FREEDOM in CHRIST.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.