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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,you were doing it to me! Matthew 25:40
VCH is working on its 13th roof/home project at Margarita’s house. This shack of a building is where Margarita and her husband, Andres, who is a mechanic’s helper, and their two children, Oziel and Rosa, live. With the numerous holes in the walls and roof, the water comes into the house when it rains.  There are grooves in the dirt floor so the water runs out of the house and doesn’t flood their home. With tears in her eyes, Margarita shared with me that this home that we are building for her is like a mansion.  "I never thought I could ever live in a real full size family home, where the rain is not flooding my dirt floors. This is a dream I don’t want to wake up from. Thank you so very much! My family and I are learning about the Love of God from your team” Margarita and her family have been attending Bible studies at our new tent church at the IHI Bible school.
Our goal is to also build a small 16’ x 16’ home for her older son, Geraldo, and his wife, Ana. The cost is $3,500 just for materials and $3,000 for the labor. The cold weather is beginning to come down south to Mexico! We need your help! Whatever support that you can give will be a blessing to these families. Our goal is to help put up 25 roofs and build 25 homes for these needy people.  We have seven VCH staff workers building these roofs and homes. The cost for 25 roofs is $50,000.  This includes materials ($500) and labor ($1,500) for each home. The cost for 25 homes is $212,500. This is an average of $8,500 for a full sized family home and includes all the materials ($4,000) and the labor ($4,500). So far, we have built five roofs and seven new homes. We are blessing the people as we continue to share the love of God. If you would like to help us as we help these widows, single mothers and needy families, please give towards this project and note on your donation for “Matthew 25:40 roof/homes project”.
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Graduation to Heaven

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his godly ones. Psalms 116:15

My father, Alan Blanchard, graduated to Heaves on Sunday, October 25, one month after his 84th birthday. Alan was a corporal in the U.S Marine Corp., became a glazier and later, in 1963, he joined the Denver Fire Department, where he was a fireman for 28 years. He was also the founder and co-owner of Sweetwater Construction Company in Evergreen, Colorado, and built custom homes with excellence in the mountains west of Denver.

He helped design and build the International Harvesters Institute Bible School in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. I drew up the plans on a napkin, transferred them to notebook paper and from that, my dad created the blueprints for our three story multipurpose building.  He came down many times during the construction of the IHI Bible School.  Dad also joined us on mission trips to the Huasteca region in the interior of Mexico, where we ministered amongst the Nahuatl indigenous people group.
 
Alan was a self-taught man in many areas, including construction and mechanics, always figuring out ways to build, fix and solve problems.   He was active in the Conference Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and built the parsonage, as well as an addition onto the church.
 
He taught me so much growing up! He taught me a lot of common sense. He taught me determination and perseverance. He taught me to work hard. He taught me to be successful and to trust in God. He set an example in discipline, support and encouragement. He was friendly and so helpful to many people around him. I thank God for the influence that he had on my life! I thank God that we know that death is not the end for those who hope in Jesus Christ! Death is the door to the eternity and it won´t be long until we all rejoice together before our King!! I love you dad and always will!
 
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Children's Winter Outreaches

It’s once again time for our annual VCH December children’s outreaches! 

We will be blessing the underprivileged and needy children in the neighborhoods throughout Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and also in villages in the interior of Mexico.  From December 9th through the 12th, we will be holding these VCH Children´s Christmas ministry programs and distributing toys to the boys and girls who would otherwise likely not receive anything.
 
We are raising $6,000 for this project, enabling us to purchase toys, children’s Gospel tracts and “Stories of Jesus”, as well as beans, rice and candy.  You are invited to come and be a part of this exciting annual event!

If you wish to join us, please let us know by calling our offices at (956)727-0059.

 
If you would like to help us with a donation, please note for “Children’s Outreach” on your special gift. Thank you and we are excited to minister to the children again!
 
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“When Jesus saw this, He told them, “Don’t stop the children from coming to Me. Children like these are part of the kingdom of God. I can guarantee this truth: Whoever doesn’t receive the kingdom of God. As a little child receives it, will never enter it” Jesus put his arms around the children and blessed them by placing his hands on them.” Mark 10:14-16
 
Dear Partners
“Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP

We are so very thankful for you and for your friendship and faithfulness! During this Thanksgiving time, be thankful that we have an Almighty King who desires best for each one of us. He has blessed us to be blessing to those around us. He has given us His salvation, life, joy, peace, healing, word, restoration, promises, and blessings! Rejoice for the Lord is good and continually give thanks! We praise God together with you, for all that He is enabling us to do to make an eternal difference in the destiny of those around us and especially throughout Latin America! May God‘s special grace and blessings be upon you at this time!

"O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting." 1 Chronicles 16:34
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