The following letter and accompanying photos are from Rev. Isaac Guadalupe García Castillo, President of the Lutheran Synod of Mexico. The original letter was written in Spanish.
Greetings in the Name of Christ.
We were not really prepared to deal with this virus and everything in its wake when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Mexico earlier this year. Unfortunately, many people in our congregations were left without jobs. Others saw their wages reduced considerably. As shepherds, we have been able to share in the suffering of our congregants, while at the same time we have our own physical needs.
Rev. Omar Garza, Pastor of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Matamoros, Mexico, delivered food and basic hygiene items to people in need
But in the face of this entire situation the Words of Christ Himself remind us that everything is in His hands, our life, our livelihood and all that is necessary for our lives. He has promised to be with us every day, until the end of the world. God is with us and in many ways, He reminds us of that. Thank God He has answered our request and supplied us with basic food support that has been given to pastors and congregations, as well as over 100 families in great need. This support will serve to help more than 400 people.
President of the Lutheran Synod of Mexico, Rev. Isaac García, and church members shared food and hygiene items with local people.
We thank The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, especially the Disaster Response department, for hearing God’s voice and helping us in this time of need. We pray that God will remain with you.
Rev. Isaac Guadalupe García Castillo, President
Lutheran Synod of Mexico