If you've followed this blog very long then you know about the Chácara. If you don't know what I'm talking about then click here to go to Matt's blog. He hasn't updated it in a while but you can go back through the blogs he did to get a feel for this place.
You can also type in the word "chácara" in the little white box at the top left hand side of this blog page to see old blogs that we did about this place and the men there.
The guys at the chácara have a special place in our lives. Our church family is pretty connected to this place and these men as they battle their drug and alcohol dependence.
I just got a call from our teammate Matt. He told me that 5 heavily armed men came into the chácara last night around 7:00 p.m. They made all the men go into the kitchen. The armed men then proceeded to go through the grounds and steal food and whatever electronics that they had there.
These men literally have nothing and for someone to come in and steal what little they had is just wrong on so many levels.
Getting robbed or having a gun pointed at you is, unfortunately, fairly common here. It's happened to our family and it's happened to Matt before. That doesn't make it any easier to swallow.
Matt is taking a group of men from our church out to the chácara tonight to minister to these guys. They are, obviously, pretty shaken up by what happened.
We hope to send more groups out this week to care for their psychological needs.
Matt and I agreed that we have no doubt that our church family will take care of the physical needs that these guys have. God has blessed us with such an amazing group of servers and they will meet the needs for food and replacing the electronics.
What these guys need now more than anything is prayers.
We wanted to ask you to join us in praying for these men. That God would bless them spiritually, psychologically and physically as they deal with what happened to them.
If you also feel led to do more than pray for these guys then just let us know. We'll make sure what you give will immediately help our brothers at the chácara.
Thanks, in advance, for your prayers for these men.