good samaritan home
The Good Samaritan Home for Seniors / 2012 Visit
We were able to drop by some great caps that were handmade by friends at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca, CA. We are privileged to link up with this precious ministry through our financial support each month and make it a priority to visit whenever we head down to Mexico.
The Story of El Buen Samaritano- Juan and Lupita Vasquez Cruz saw a tremendous need to reach out compassionately to the elderly in their area villages. Many seniors were left on the streets, without any healthcare provided for them. For many of the aging, their families are either gone or scattered off to find a means of providing for their families. There are simply not the welfare systems in place that provide for such needs in their country. Juan is trained as a nurse but he left the security of a good paying job to begin this minsitry full time, with his family providing most of the vital services.
They began by opening their home with a small room to accomodate a few, but saw the tremendous need to expand. How were they to accomplish this? Juan had a dream, and he scripted out in his mind and on a hand drawn piece of paper a sketch of a home that could provide a loving, family-like environment that could compassionatley care for these seniors.
God provided! A brother from California who is a building and landscape contractor, met this man and saw his vison scrawled on paper. He went to work on drawing up a blueprint and came back with all the materials needed and a crew, then set out to build it.
They were shown such favor by the goverment to build such a home. There was a small piece of land that was secured, but to get the necessary permits, it was going to be a challenge. When officials came out to visit the site and saw what they intended to do for the needy in the community, they gave them the rights to adjoining pieces of property for future expansion, in addition to the permit! That brother from CA went and spent four months there with his family and with support from groups like ours, to make this dream a reality.
It is like walking on holy ground, to see the quality of love and care being provided for these needy people, all the while telling the story of Jesus' parable about the Good Samaritan and being ambassadors for the Gospel. It is a privilege to be a small part of what God is doing through these humble servants.
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Juan also serves as an a Assisatant Pastor at Calvary Chapel Vicente Guerrero.