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Hey Paul,
 
I hope you remember me. I was one of the team leaders for the last Teen Mania trip that came this summer. I wanted to write to you and let you know that I've been praying for you and to thank you for making such a huge impact in my life. I will always remember the gift that God prompted you to give me. I can honestly say that the money you gave at the last day of our trip was a huge answer to prayer. I see such a man of deep compassion in you and I wanted nothing more than to bless you financially while I was there but I had so little money. In fact I didn't even know how I was going to make it home. Then out of the blue you gave me that gift and I was utterly stunned. Through you and others, God has proven time and time again His faithfulness. I never thought I'd have to trust God for my every need in the way that I have these last few months, but I now realize it's been such an incredible gift. I am learning to expect God to provide, and to see His hand in all areas of my life.
 
 Even though the time I spent in Mexico  this summer was one of the hardest physical challenges I have endured, I've come to cherish the experience for all that God showed me. I've learned to be incredibly grateful for all that I have here in the U.S. and I know that there are so many that have so little. In fact, I was watching on the news aabout the recent flooding on the border and I was concerned for you and the people you know there. I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family and I trust that God will continue to protect you.
 
Thank you for all you have done this summer and for your faithful work in Mexico. I lhope to maybe come back and work with you someday, but I don't think it will be with Teen Mania. May the grace and mercy of our Father be with you and your family.
 
Charles Zapata
 
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 I have told everyone I come into contact with about the good work that you are doing. Working with you has been one of the single most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. God bless you. I will stay in contact and continue to gather items for you. Gary and I are working on getting the items to you as soon as possible. 
 
Love, Patti
Michigan
 
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Dear Friends and Supporters of S.O.S. Ministries,
 
My husband Leonard and I have just returned from a Mission Trip into the interior of Mexico with Paul and Tere Gonzalez.
 
We visited different pastors and their missions in the state of Veracruz and supplied them with bibles, supplies for their Bible Schools and recreational programs, toiletries, food and drink items, etc.
 
In the state of Oaxaca we traveled the incredibly steep and winding roads into the Sierra Norte mountain range to bring to the schools of the poverty-stricken indigenous peoples sorely needed school supplies, Bibles, sports equipment and toys.
 
I could talk for hours about our experiences on this trip, but I'll only mention a most important  opportunity for Christian evangelism among the Mexican people which Paul would like to act on in the very near future.
 
Mexico celebrates Children's Day on April 30th. It is a very important holiday in Mexico, because children are very precious to the Mexicans.
 
The pastor of a church in the town of Alvarado was asked by the mayor to organize the festivities surrounding Children's Day, while the city supplies the presents for the children. Along with these gifts, the pastor would like to present each child with a children's New Testament as a fantastic opportunity for evangelism. However, he does not have the funds to by 3000 New Testaments. These New Testaments, especially for children cost $30.00 for a case of 104.
 
S.O.S. Ministries would like to be instrumental in seeing that this pastor gets his wish. So again, Paul Gonzalez calls on your christian love and generosity to help out financially. Would you contribute $30.00 for one case? Or could you do even better and supply several cases? Please, don't wait! April 30th is coming up fast and a great opportunity could be lost!
 
Yours in Christ,
 
Janet Paul
San Benito Tx. March 3, 2008
 
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