When men come into the rehab center, they go three days "cold turkey" right off the bat. This is Ra'el (Ry-el). He is in his first day at the center and is trembling from withdrawls from an intense alcohol addiction. We are smiling, because as we sat with Rael, prayed for him and comforted Him, we knew there is great hope for his recovery. Please pray for Rael. He is in the midst of this battle to be free from alcohol.
Here we're walking through a colonia inviting families to come to the church just down the street. We shared a meal with them, had fun activities for the kids, visited with them and helped them connect with the pastor who is there to serve them.
This man's name is Arelio. God used him to challenge & impact some of the team members in a powerful way! He is a dear, sweet brother in Christ who has been through more trials than most of us will ever face. He's lost everything, but He has Christ and His joy is contagious! He has bad athsma and couldn't come into the service, so we were able to go to him and sing for him (we sung, "This is the Air I Breath").
A couple of the ladies went and picked up a prescription for him from 2 months ago! They brought him inhalors and antibiotics. Imagine not being able to breath, because you can't get to the pharmacy! Wow.
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