September 1, 2010,
we pray but we do not always realize that even while we pray
the Lord is at work in the situation.
week there seems to be a report on the Mexican Drug Trade.
Yes, it is still powerful but progress is being made on a daily
basis. President Felipe Calderon has accomplished more
in the last 3½ years than any other president in the
last 20 years.
A few days ago Edgar Valdez, an important
leader in the Beltran Leyva drug gang has been captured in Mexico. He is an American citizen
and nicknamed “The Barbie” because of his fair
complexion. He is eligible to be extradited to the USA where there is a 2 million bounty
on his head.
In July, Ignacio Colonel another drug king
from a rival gang was killed by Mexican soldiers. The Arrellano
Feliz drug cartel which was based in Tijuana and
in the 1990’s responsible for most of the drugs coming
into the San Diego area
has been dismantled. The brothers ruling this gang were either
killed by police or captured in Mexico and in the USA.
the last few days over 3,500 Mexican Federal police officers
have been arrested for various causes of misconduct. 1,000
have been charged with corruption in connection with the drug
cartels. Yes, we have seen much violence in the last
3½ years, but this violence is due to rivalry among
drug cartels or drug gangs. Yes, 28,000 have been killed
in the last 3½ years since President Calderon has declared
war on the drug trade.
Unfortunately, some innocent people
have been killed. On November 4th, 2008, the
husband and son in law of my friend Dora Sainz were killed
standing on a corner in downtown Tijuana waiting for a green
light when two rival drug gangs opened fire. But, the
reality is that most of these 28,000 casualties were connected
one way or the other to the drug cartels.
In Mexico, the President is only allowed one term
of six years. The same party can be re-elected, but the
President is always replaced. President Calderon has only 2½ years
left on his term. Please continue to pray that in the
little time he has left, he will be successful in paralysing
the efforts of these infamous drug cartels.
Revival will come
to Mexico and
it will start in Tijuana. Local
Christians that have started Oraciones para Tijuana, (Prayers for Tijuana) and many churches are joining in to pray for Tijuana and
it’s residents. Please join with them for the deliverance
and salvation of this border city which as you all know, is
so close to my heart.
You and have a blessed day,
Tender Loving Care
blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and He adds no trouble