Editor’s Letter

January 2014 - Editor
by Lori Hatcher

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January 2014 - Editor

The average wage in Cabo San Lucas,Mexico is ten to twelve dollars.Not per hour. Per day.The cost of living, however, is equal to or greater than California.Most residents work for the tourist industry and serve as maids, grounds keepers, or cooks. Others sell merchandise and services, some in open-air markets, and others by walking the beaches where tourists lounge in cushy chairs sipping drinks decorated with umbrellas.

I don’t know how a man can feed his family when he earns ten to twelve dollars a day.A lot of beans and rice, I guess. I don’t know how he can feed visiting missionaries, either. On a mission trip to Mexico several years ago, our team of nine gathered under a thatched roof palapa for our evening meal. Every night a different family from the church would feed us.

Knowing that most were not affluent, even by Mexican standards, we expressed our concern to our hosts,TEAM missionaries Carlos and Sandy Rios. “Can they afford to do this?” we asked. “We don’t want to take food from their families.”

“They want to give back to you for coming so far and ministering to them.” Carlos replied. “It’s their way of saying thank you.”

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