As I was driving to the prison at Satanta Adelaida, outside of Matamoros, There was a strong torrential downpour. I could only see about a few hundred feet ahead of me and was only driving about 30 miles an hour. Though the thought of turning back never crossed my mind I knew that it was going to be “one of those days”. At times like this what do you do? You go on while realizing that you are going to be soaked; looking like you just got out of a swimming pool. Is this hardship? NO. Many a missionary goes through so much more than this in order to carry the Gospel.
However, things didn’t get much better after having arrived at the prison. I was informed of an inmate (a ZETA Cartel member) who had met with an untimely death. This seems to be a common thing at the prison in Santa Adelaida. He had an accident. ZETA members have a lot of accidents in this Gulf Cartel run prison. Also, an American inmate who went by the name “Cano” was found dead. He had been dead for THREE DAYS and NOBODY knew it.
Sad to say, this is the life behind these prison walls. However, this is where the Lord has sent us, but if it weren’t for the lives that we periodically see come to the Lord I don’t think that I would be able to handle it. Many times you feel so filthy after leaving these prisons because of the immorality that you constantly see, the wickedness that you can’t help but hear and the evil spirit of oppression that lays heavily all around you. However, thank God for His saving Grace! In the midst of these unbelievable environments the Lord is raising up a people that will follow Him!
Thank you for your prayers of support; not only for us, but for all those that minister on a foreign field.