Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome To Rancho Santa Fe Mexico Mission

          The mission base has individual rooms and also common rooms that can sleep up to 12 people.
                                          Our individual rooms are small, but still comfortable.

 The mission kitchen has hot and cold running water, freezer, refrigerator, gas stove with working oven, microwave and room for up to 30 people.
                                                 There is plenty of work and serving space.
                We also have a small seating area in the kitchen, with television, and VHS/DVD players.
                          We have Wi/Fi at the base and some American cellular phones work here.
   All the restrooms have electricity, same as in the USA, hot and cold running water and flushing toilets.
 There are lots of common dorms and plenty of small gardens around the base.  There is also a washer and dryer at the base. 
   We enjoy planting flowers, bushes and trees around the property.  It helps us forget we are in a desert.
 The there are four showers and four restrooms right in front of the common dorms.  At the base there are actually 10 complete restrooms.
 Plants are very important and we are working on a small park area where people can hang-out and BBQ their food.
                          We have on-base parking behind locked gates and high solid block walls.
                                           There is also a medical and dental clinic at the base.
      We keep a storage tank with over 4,000 gallons of water on hand, with pump and high pressure.
The base's church, El Camino Agape De San Vicente, is open on Sunday afternoons and also works as a great place for special events and for housing group activities.
 There are two different sides to the church.  We often hold adult services on one side and children's church on the other side.
              The church also has VHS/DVD and a big screen television available for use by visiting groups.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thanks From My Heart

Mexico Background 
Rancho Santa Fe Mexico Mission

My Dearest Friends,                                                                                       March 2013

Above all, I need to thank our precious Lord and Savior for the countless and multiple blessing that He has brought to this ministry over the past two and a half decades.  James 1:17 says this, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  Here on earth, the simple words, Thank You, even when said to Jesus, just seem weak and empty, nevertheless, I say thank you, to God and then to each and every one of you that is a part of this mission team.  He has always been lovingly constant and so have you.  Your gifts are perfect and I know that you give to this Christian work from the godly love that resides in your hearts.  I definitely thank God for all your intercession and prayers on my behalf and for all the children, men and women reached each year through this ministry.  You are also a blessing to all the other aspects of this mission.  Thank you for so much for caring and for sharing.

“To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it,” Benjamin Franklin.  As Ben understood, there is no way that I could ever repay your kindness and generosity.  The only thing I can do to show you my sincere gratitude is to continue being faithful to the evangelistic effort and all the outreaches connected with it.  God has asked us to do a good work in His Name and to spread the Good News of God’s Love, “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction the Word of God,” 2 Timothy 4:2.  And, for the past 25 years plus, that has always been the focal and driving point of this ministry. 
True thankfulness cannot be journeyed to, possessed, fabricated, carried or ingested, yet it is still real.  And, gratitude is the honest spiritual know-how of being able to live every minute of your life with love, grace, and appreciativeness in your heart, words, acts and even in written messages.  I am deeply, honestly and totally thankful for everything that God and every one of you has done to keep this work of God’s alive and moving forward, each and every year.

Thank you to everyone who makes this ministry possible.  I give all praise to our Holy God and a round of sincere applause to all who are part of this ministry.  Without your help, the doors here would close and the people that we could reach would stop hearing about the merciful love of God.  I cannot thank you enough, I am so thankful for all that you do to be a part of Rancho Santa Fe Mexico Mission.  You are a blessing from God.  Thank you, one and all. 

God gave me 86,400 seconds of time today and it has been my blessing to use some of them to say thank you to my mission friends.  And, I happily add, God Bless You, All!  Philemon 1:4, “I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers.” 

God Bless You.
Max G. Hashbarger

22421 Barton RD #298, Grand Terrace, CA 92313