A doctor acquaintance from the States, and his family, spent their vacation here, with the purpose of supplying some urgent medical needs for children here in Saltillo.
A social worker friend requested our help to start a library for the men's prison, and we organized a campaign to collect donated books toward this end. We visited the male prison, both to minister and to deliver the first load of books, to stock up the library. These included schoolbooks, educational and research books, dictionaries, Bibles, and assorted Gospel pamphlets.
Saltillo is a University town, and for awhile we operated a Christian Coffee House, which was a popular destination amongst students looking for a cozy, well equipped, pleasant lounge where they feel free to come and talk with their peers.
We participate in a program involving recycling wood and materials to create one room shelters for the poor and homeless. The materials were previously discarded from big factories, We pick up the wood & deliver it to the building site, where we gather a group of the residents to help build the shelters, including the furniture (specially designed from the same wood), treating the wood first to make it weather proof, so it will last. We also have to lay a cement foundation, so it will survive the flooding so prevalent in these areas. Lastly, we participate in the training of the builders.