On Saturday, April 22, 2023, a team from Kaleo Comunidad Cristiana – a Lemon Grove based Hispanic church plant– traveled to Tecate, B.C. Mexico to help in a children's event. Iglesia Monte de los Olivos Tecate hosted over 200 children who came from within the community to receive a gift and the word of God in two separate events.
Kaleo had the opportunity to bless and serve the church with physical and spiritual nourishment. In total, around 240 hotdogs, chips, and drinks were distributed to both children and adults.
Yessenia Jimenez, the wife of Pastor Michael Jimenez, who was part of the team that went to Tecate, says: “Seeing us united with another congregation in Tecate, serving the community was such an emotional moment. Seeing faces with smiles when receiving spiritual and physical food brought us joy. Seeing life and the gospel through the eyes of little ones reminds me of what Jesus said in Matthew 19:14: Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Parents were also encouraged by the Word of God. Pastor Alberto Sanchez shared the Gospel with more than 30 adults while their children had fun and danced in the sanctuary. The impact was so significant that we were amazed by the heart of the church and how God has blessed them.