Cozumel is a very beautiful island with warm, friendly people. When you visit, it is easy to see only the beauty. But, when you venture just a short 3-blocks away from the sea and cruise-ship-filled horizon, your eyes behold a very different scene.
Today we drove through a community called, Las Fincas, which translated to English means The Farms. I didn’t see any farms, but rather the area brought to mind the story of The Three Little Pigs. Many of the homes were built out of sticks, aluminum siding, pallets that washed
up on shore or tar paper. They are smack dab in the middle of the jungle – the lush greens of the plants make even the shantiest of homes seem pleasant, but in the rainy season (which it is now) the mosquitos abound carrying dengue fever and encephalitis.
So for me the question is, how can I help? I don’t want to assume that they are unhappy. I don’t want to change their culture. I just want to share the love of Jesus and provide wherever they may have need. We have decided to use the square gardening method of planting at the orphanage. It appears to be an amazing and somewhat easy way of growing food. We hope to train/educate the children there to create these gardens for themselves by teaching them how to compost, save rain water by making water catchments and rotate crops after harvesting. If this method proves successful, how incredible would it be to bring it to areas like Las Fincas. Please pray for open doors and that God’s work and word will go out.
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