“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
My name is Vanessa Lerma, I’m a River Ministry Missionary in the Rio Grande Valley and our mission is to share His love.
Since the pandemic started, ministry work has changed for us. One of the hardest things was to stay still especially at first as we didn’t know what to expect. But we continue to share His love, as state, national and international instructions change.
As the number of positive cases increases exponentially, families are struggling financially because of lack of work, kids are at home, border crossing regulations changing, and immigrant family’s court dates keep getting pushed back. Families are scared and restless. Isaiah 41:10 reminds me that He is with us, He is our God, He will strengthen us, help us, and we are in His hand. They need to hear the good news, they need Him, they need His love and the hope and peace that only He can give us.
If your missions-discipleship group is interested in partnering with Texas Baptists River Ministry, here are three ways you can join us in the Kingdom work along the border:
Join me every Monday at 10 am and 10 pm in prayer. Send an email to rgv.riverministry[at]gmail.com to receive updates.
Email rgv.riverministry[at]gmail.com to learn more or give online to the Mary Hill Davis Offering to support missions work along the border and beyond.
Email rgv.riverministry[at]gmail.com for a list of needed supplies.
Thank you for your prayers and we're continually praying for you and your loved ones as well. Be blessed to bless others.
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