Thank you very much for your prayers supporting our medical mission into Southern Baja Mexico last weekend! As you know, in addition to the specific prayer requests of our passengers, I always ask that you also pray for our safety in flight. I felt God’s protective hand on our little mission aircraft during our return to Calexico, California (just across the border from Mexicali, Baja and just south of El Centro, CA). We encountered very gusty winds from 30 to 40 miles per hour which lifted the desert sand to nearly 9000 feet above sea level. Climbing above the dust and debris, I searched for clear air to make our approach back into the U.S. Turbulence bounced us around the northern Mexican desert until I safely landed us at Calexico—although with shaken up and airsick children on board! I instructed the Adzima family to rent a car and drive the two hour trip back to San Diego while I set off alone to fly a turbulent instrument approach enveloped in clouds back into home base at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, CA. So, once again, thank you for your prayers for flight safety! I’ve flown more than a hundred missions into Baja and can count the number of times on one hand that I had to deal with those weather conditions.
Other than some turbulence, the mission was a resounding success! You prayed that perhaps the Lord would call one of the children to serve Him as a future missionary, well Lindsay Adzima (who just turned 13 a couple days after our return) may just have heard that call. She rolled up her sleeves and jumped right in helping me with the blood sugar testing by keeping records and demonstrating a true servant’s heart. Fearlessly, she stepped up to any task she was asked to do and let the Spanish roll off her tongue the best she could. It was fun to watch! Ten-year-old Lucas helped his mother, Barbara, take weight and height measurements while his dad, Jeff, took blood pressure readings. All were recorded along with my blood sugar readings on the patient’s card which was presented to the Mexican dentist, doctor, and eye care volunteer. In total, over the two days we served more than 220 people at the little evangelical Christian church in Cuidad Constitucion, Baja Sur. All heard the Gospel and were provided with Spanish Gospels of John or a complete Spanish Bible. All who requested prayer were prayed for by the local church leaders and Spanish speaking members of our team. All felt the love of the men, women, and children who ministered to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
R4M plans on serving on more of these missions and supporting missionaries Don and Lorraine Karsgaard of Mexican Medical. If you have an interest in serving on a four or five day mission, then check out their website for opportunities. You don’t have to be medical personal. Just bring your sonrisas! (Smiles). Click here for their website.
As always, I want to end my report by thanking the team of compassionate real-estate professionals who financially support R4M’s ministry. I’ve been a real estate finance expert for 25 years and I assure you that these people not only love the Lord and are generous with their resources, but they’re real industry pros. If you or someone you know wants to buy, sell, or refinance a home, then please let me know and I’ll connect you so you can bless them and, in turn, be blessed by their service.
SHORT VIDEOS FROM THE MISSION
40 second video of missionary Don Karsgaard sharing the Gospel with patients.
90 second video of my blood sugar testing setup.
Thank you – Thank you – Thank you!
William R. (Bill) Neail, Jr.