August 29, 2010
Good morning everyone,
The Lord is good and worthy to be praised! I hope all is well with all of
you. TLCCM is doing well and exciting things are happening. I had an absolutely
wonderful trip in Mexico. It was 17 days of non-stop work but so very very
Upon my arrival in Rosarito, I worked with Pastor Angel to finish the last
details in the ladies side of our TLCCM apartment (hanging drapes, setting
up the kitchen with dishes, pots/pans ect.) before my team of ladies arrived
a week later. My small but comfortable room is also my field office, including
the internet. I feel right at home in Rosarito. Pastor Angel and his wife
Conchita take really good care of me.
My leaders and workers did a wonderful job of preparing our annual Vacation
Bible School program. With a western theme, we all had to wear our cowboy
hats/scarves (no guns). Everything was decorated accordingly. It took a
month of preparation to design, build, cut and paint every item. Every piece
was designed so that it could be lifted up and transported to the next location.
In Rosarito, we even had “Rocky” a real horse who was happy to
provide some rides, and eat all the hay the kids would feed him.
In 14 days we did our 3 TLCCM locations. The total attendance was 2,831
kids including 125 new decisions for Jesus. Everyday started and ended with
a worship session. Because of the amount of children attending, Pastor Claudia
had a rotation schedule including a session of each of the following: bible
study, bible memorization, craft, puppet presentation and a meal.
On the final day of the program each child received a gift, veggies, canned
goods, toilet paper, kleenex & other small items. All of our teenagers
received a bag of toiletries for which they were very grateful. The veggies
and canned goods were donated by a Mexican Foundation. Toiletries, toys,
and other items came from the donations received from a truck of blessings
donated by the International Church of Las Vegas. TLCCM bought illustrated
New Testaments and various bible stories/coloring books. Every child also
received the Spanish version of the Story of Jesus.
The ladies from Ottawa thoroughly enjoyed their trip. They were quickly
made part of the Mexico team. The language barrier did not hinder them from
ministering with my workers. They worked hard and long hours but there was
unity, joy and lots of giggling especially after 9:00 p.m. I made supper with
the understanding that they would set the table and clean up after afterwards.
Everyone prepared their own breakfast and lunch and also cooperated to keep
the apartment clean. They were absolutely great!
On Saturday July 31 st, I had a meeting with my leaders. I spoke to them
about going to the next level spiritually. I committed to come more often
for additional teaching and training. Afterwards, I treated them to some “Mexican
Chinese” take out food. Don’t laugh, the Chinese food in Tijuana
tastes much better than the one we can buy in San Diego…….and
much cheaper also. In a closing prayer Pastor Martin prayed for all of our
TLCCM Canadian sponsors. He also prayed for me and thanked me for being their “mom” and
their leader. It was quite special.
On Saturday August 7 th, I met with the ladies that faithfully work feeding
an average of 875 kids each week at our “Centro Réveil” feeding
station in Terrazas del Valle. I thanked them for their dedication and
for the love they show every child that walks through our doors. Each volunteer
received an envelope with monies donated by ladies attending a conference
at my home church back in April. They also received items from the truck
from Las Vegas.
The construction of the second floor in Terrazas is on schedule. Since Mexicans
are not too good at building a good roof, I will wait for the men from my
church that are scheduled for a trip in October. This way, I will be assured
that the work will be done adequately. The ladies coming with this group will
help at the feeding station.
In Rosarito, I met with the small group who will participate in an intercession
ministry. We already have a group of intercessors in Centro de Amor. With
the precious help of Madeleine Lajoie, my friend, and also an intercessor,
we will train both groups with teachings and buy them books on prayer. My
workers understand that intercession will open the windows of heaven for their
specific area. For me, as a leader, this is an awesome answer to prayer.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Pictures will follow in
a separate email. I love and appreciate all of you.
Rev. Denise Deschamps,
Tender Loving Care Children Ministries
The Lord Himself
watches over you! Ps.121:5a