After two weeks of Easter vacation, school began again on April 20th and just eight days later the kids thought they needed a break! Of course, because it’s the 30th of April, Día del Niño, a huge celebration in Mexico. And yes, we celebrated it! Julia and Rocio planned a hot dog bar-b-que for the children with games and a movie afterwards. The houses also celebrated with pizza and cupcakes.
Congratulations Ricardo (Richi) and Saida! They tied the knot here at the Santa Marta chapel last December. Richi grew up here in the home since he was two years old and Saida also was with us for several years in the 90’s. They met up in Ensenada and married there in the civil courts but wanted to have a church wedding ceremony at the ranch to celebrate their union. They will return to Ensenada where they both are working. Felicidades y bendiciones a Richi y Saida.
Thank you, Hive Church, from the Corvalis, Oregon area for your sacrifice of spending Thanksgiving break and Thanksgiving Day here at the ranch. We appreciate your love for this ministry: helping out on our projects and spending quality time with our ranch children. You are part of the extended family.
The Santee Rotary Club along with Ensenada Rotarians have raised $32,070 of a $30,000 goal! Because of Rotary’s matching fund program, those funds will be more than doubled to allow us to invest in a solar system at the ranch. That is great news and we give the praise to God for this and the efforts of Allen Carlisle, member of the Santee Rotary club and his wife Becky who are avid supporters of our children at Rancho Santa Marta. There are a few infrastructure investments to be made at the ranch before we can begin laying out the solar panels but with those adjustments, we should be able to have solar power by summer time. Thank you for your contributions. This will help save at least 70% on our electrical consumption costs. Praise the Lord!!