Saturday, July 13, 2013

Typical Amazing Day of Ministry in Mexico

As many of you probably already know, the H3O team goes to Mexico the second Saturday of every month to serve breakfast. This Saturday was just another typical amazing day of ministry in Mexico. With two rolling suitcases filled with hams, oranges, milk, syrup, pancakes, foil, and griddles, the H3O team carried across into Mexico what they call their “mobile kitchen!” Serving alongside H3O was Donna, and a new volunteer family- Karoline Hardesty and her two daughters.

Today’s Highlights

  • Today we fed 150 people. 
  • The 24-seat passenger van finally got its Baja, CA registered plates, so everyone today could ride the bus without any fear of being pulled over!
  • Many families that the H3O team met at the RMDH live in Rosarita or Tijuana, and today some of them came to help us serve.
  • We did an amazing Bible Craft (wrist bands) that referenced Romans 12:9, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.” The verse was written out in Spanish on the front side, but the backside everyone could decorate themselves with multiple colors of sharpies and glitter. The message they took home was- to cling to what is good. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

April Journeys 2013

H3O Expanding to the Islands

Thelma making fresh squeezed organic orange juice
 Thelma came to the RMDH maybe looking for a meal or someone to talk to, but left with a new purpose and vision for her life. Thelma’s daughter, Kelly, had recently given birth to her daughter Haley who was suffering from heart disease. Originally from Hawaii, the family found themselves flying all the way to San Diego to seek the best medical care from Rady Children’s Hospital. One morning, Thelma walked into the kitchen and said she wanted to help serve.  Throughout the next couple of weeks the H3O team got to know Thelma, who was not only an amazing woman of God, but also a great breakfast server!
One Friday in April Thelma came in to tell us that her granddaughter had passed away at only 22 days old. The H3O team immediately loved on Thelma, but the next day God did something amazing. Not even 24 hours from when Haley had passed away, a body of around 50 believers, family, and friends gathered together from all over the United States to come console, and support Thelma and her family. There is currently a small RMDH in Hawaii, but Thelma’s new vision is to bring the H3O foundation alive there by serving breakfast in not only God’s name, but Haley’s as well. Please pray for Thelma and her family as they embark on this new journey together.

More Than Just Breakfast!

Laura and Maria together after shopping
Maria is a single mom from Calexico, CA who had less than 30 minutes to pack everything she needed before an ambulance rushed her 8 year old son to Rady Children’s Hospital with a burst appendix.  After serving Maria breakfast a couple mornings Andy, part of the H3O team, sat down with her just talk and pray over her son. Maria was open to talk, but was very fragile and tied up with emotions. She expressed her loneliness to Andy, and all the challenges that come along with being a single mom.

Not having grabbed a lot of clothes and essentials in the 30 minutes, Andy had an idea to make her life a little easier. Part of what the H3O ministry does is to try and come alongside those who need a little extra help. As Andy said to Maria, “Our heart wants to stand in the gap and help you in he name of Jesus.” The next morning Laura, a friend of the H3O team, picked Maria up and spent the whole day with her. They went to lunch, bought new clothes, got their nails done, and hung out. Not only was it an amazing blessing for Maria, but also for Laura as well. Maria’s son made a full recovery and they were able to go back home together.

Never Too Young to Start Giving

Emma and Ari together at her birthday party
One the great things about the H3O foundation is that it encourages parents to bring their children along with them to help volunteer and serve. Meet Ari— a 4-year old child with a heart like her heavenly Father’s. Ari and her family helped serve breakfast at the RMDH during spring break. Little Ari had a blast making fresh squeezed organic lemonade with her friends. While Ari was there she met a sibling of one the sick kids across the street at Rady Children’s Hospital. She was so moved by the encounter that she decided rather than having gifts at her birthday party, she wanted to raise money for H3O. By the day of her birthday party, Ari was able to raise $500 for H3O.

H30 First Dinner Service

As many of you know H3O has been serving up an amazing breakfast at the RMDH now for over a year and a half, but the H3O team doesn’t stop there. In April they served their first ever dinner with the help of Panera Bread and their volunteers. One particular employee of Panera Bread who helped serve was Sarah. She was so touched by all the families stories and faith filled prayers that she has come back twice already on her own volition to help serve. Sarah and her boyfriend have now adopted one day a month that they come down to the RMDH. And Panera Bread has signed up to serve dinner once every quarter.

H3O Has Special Volunteer Family from Tijuana 

The Strutton family

Juan and Alicia Strutton have one amazing family. In 2006 the Lord prompted them to sell their home in North County, SD and move to Tijuana to start the first ever baby orphanage there. In 2008 they broke ground on what they call Grace Babies’ Home, and in November of 2011 they received their first baby from the Mexican Social Services. Adoption is not something that happens in T.J., but the Strutton family has now made it possible. As if they weren’t busy enough taking care of babies and 4 kids of their own, on their off day they drove to the RMDH to help H3O serve breakfast. They were able to minister to people in Spanish and pray over them as well. What an amazing blessing it was to have them here. To follow and pray for the Strutton family visit their blog at:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our May and June Trips

Some of our great second graders at Horizon Prep with the collection of school supplies donated by students

What a Blessing!

Thanks Colonel John for your Help

Jake on the move with supplies

Our Team in May

Setting up the craft

Jacob, Jeri, and Kevin...craft central

Yea! Here they come

Pastor Enrique asking were he can sit....

This has been such a blessing from our friends at Grace Digital...we love our ECO Extreme....Love you Mr. Palmer
Here comes the milk man

Love those hot cakes

Hey I thought girls were first....and look at those beautiful necklaces...

On my way!

Isaiah 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young.

Thank You Horizon Prep!!!

Zachariah8:5 The streets of the city Shall be full of boys and girls Playing in its streets.’

Our servants waiting in line on the way home

Dad where's the rest of the team?...Our June trip
Can I take it home?...that our wonderful servant Liz

Mrs Jeri rocked it with this craft....our portable printer

Smile Jesus loves you!

Prepping the frames

It works !!!....Most of these kids have never seen a picture of themselves....

Presto right in front of there eyes....

This was so cool...Praise Our Jesus!!!

Very special

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Prayer request...Kevin and Jeri are headed to Oaxaca Mexico to do VBS...please pray for them and the rest of the team and the kids that will be attending

Jacob and Pastor Enrique
Our wonderful Mrs Donna
Kevin, Liz and Diana
A great treat in line on the way home

Laughs and fellowship in line.... please come and join us the second Saturday of each month

Prayer request were expanding....Gods expanding!!!

Matthew 14:19 And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

Join us the last Saturday of every month at the Ronald McDonald House @ Children's Hospital in San Diego....We will be feeding the families breakfast. If you cant make it, below are the items needed that you could purchase with your kids and delivery them to us or write us for a list of crafts needed. And by the way we need new tires on the van in Mexico.


Prayer request. The Albrecht Family is praying and seeking Our Lord in coming along side our brother Dan and wife Kristen and there awesome ministry in Malawi Africa. Not sure what God is up to ....But He's God!!!     Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.



John 14:4 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”