By Nathan D. Pietsch
Miracles in the Barrio
Dawn and I teamed up for outreach with a ministry in Mexico called, Heart4Cabo. We went into the barrio to meet with some local people Heart4Cabo has built homes for. Several of the individuals had serious medical conditions. In one of the houses we visited, the mother suffered with numbness and weakness in her hand. She was bitten by a venomous spider which caused the problem. After we prayed for her, the strength in her hand instantly increased. She also said the numbness disappeared.
Her daughter was suffering with kidney stones. She was in severe pain, and regularly had other chronic illnesses. We prayed for her healing in the name of Jesus and all the pain left her. Other ailments tormenting her also disappeared. It was wonderful to see her countenance transform before our eyes. (Click here to see the photos.) After we prayed for healing, we invited the entire family to receive prayer. By God's grace, we led the group of six into a personal relationship with the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.
We visited another home in the area. The dad was having a lot of physical difficulties. He was suffering with kidney problems resulting in weekly dialysis. He also had pain in his body and was blind in his left eye. He was so weak he had to lie down during the prayer time. (Click here to watch some videos from Heart4Cabo.)
After we prayed for him, he was able to walk around, the pain left, and he was seeing light and outlines in his eye which was dark beforehand. We then led his family in prayer to rededicate their lives to the Lord. God is on the move, and we are excited to be a part of it.
Storms in Cabo San Lucas, MexicoBy Dawn R. Pietsch
We recently had a category 4 hurricane come towards Cabo San Lucas. The hurricane decreased to a tropical storm by the time it got to us, but it still brought some destruction to the people who live in the barrios. These people are at high risk of losing everything, including their lives. They build cardboard or wooden homes to live in. Some of them if they are fortunate, get cement block homes in the auroras, which is where the mudslides flow, and take out everything in its path. People die from living in these areas.
This storm did not cause mass destruction, but it did cause rivers of water running through their homes and streets. We also found out that they only receive water twice a month. They have large containers on their houses that hold water in them to do all their cooking, washing, bathing, and drinking, but it is still not enough. The weather gets hot and humid, unbearable for most people.
Yet, in the midst of all of this, they are happy, hardworking, loving people. They live under a government that keeps them impoverished, yet they are still over comers despite their hardships. They serve, work hard, and are very humble.
As Nathan and I live here in Cabo, Mexico, we say that the best part about being here is the people... not the resorts, not the beautiful ocean views, but the awesome, amazing people who live here. Thank you for showing us what a servant heart looks like.