On March 18th at 11:07p in a small hospital in Juarez, Mexico, Savannah Grace made her grand entrance to the world. One of the first things that stood out to me (Fred) was that her facial expressions were almost identical to her mother’s. I was amazed by the strength of her sneezes and the power of her lungs. She has a head full of beautiful black hair and her eyes captivate us (the jury is still out on what color they will be). As she has grown, her facial expressions have become more diverse and we have grown especially fond of her crooked smile. Her name speaks of a beautiful open expanse; it’s transparent, real, and stunning.
Every home in our colonia has a Bible!!! On April 11th, 2017, during a Tuesday morning YWAM staff Bible Distribution, the McCart family left a Bible at a red and blue house on the edge of our neighborhood – the last house in Sauzal to receive the Word of God! Every home in Sauzal has now been visited by a Christian carrying God’s presence. We’ve knocked on doors (or more accurately, shouted at people’s gates), asking if they have a Bible and if they don’t, we have given them a free copy of Scripture! The impact is evident in simple ways. On our way to a doctor’s appointment, Joy saw a young girl carrying one of the Bibles we gave away under her arm as she walked across the street with her dad. What an encouragement!
In Sauzal alone, we have given away 1,737 Bibles, and 45 people have given their lives to the Lord. We now have our sights set on the rest of Juarez, to continue to sow the Word of God to bring life to this desert city.