Fait, Love and Marriage

Pastor Oscar lives with his family in Tecate

Pastor Oscar lives with his family in Tecate

Fait, Love and Marriage

Some families in my journey stick with me in a profound way. The story of Pastor Oscar and Alicia exemplifies my passion for Amor. See, when I started in Amor, all I knew was that Amor built homes for the poor in Mexico and other places (South Africa and the San Carlos Apache Reservation) which is an incredibly courageous cause on its own. Then I found out that the vision the founders were given extended beyond that and included the Utopia of a world where spiritual physical poverty could be eradicated. It is a dream that I’ve grown to believe myself to be possible. Never before in history of humanity the possibility has been within reach. We got the resources we could have never dream of. The problem might appear to be a giant, but like Gayla Cooper says in her book Disrupted, “[David] looked at Goliath and believed, This giant is so big, I can’t miss!” The problem of poverty can seem overwhelming at times but no matter how big, we can’t miss. Whatever we do makes a difference!

However,  when I ground everything we do in regular basis, it is the lives affected every day by Amor as a movement that make it so important for the lives of all of us who work here.  Love, faith and growth. I hope you enjoy the story of Pastor Oscar and his courageous wife Alicia. 

Busy at Work or Busybody

I don’t like to excuse myself, Dad always used to tell me “In this life there are two kinds of people, people who give results and people who give excuses, the first ones don’t need excuses.”

So I won’t, although in my title I kinda did 😉

I really wanted to share a couple of things I’ve been working with my team at Amor.

The first one is a video of what it means for a family to participate on a mission trip building homes for those in greatest need.

Aug 2013 Three Day from Amor Ministries on Vimeo.

And the second thing I want to share is a super creative campaign that we’ve envisioned to get a new server for Amor. Yes like you read it, a new server. Not the most exciting thing to rally for, but at Amor like at many organizations of our size a server is in many ways the heart of the operations. We are in the business of building homes for those in need, to bring hope and give incredible mission experiences to those who join us and everything happens thanks in part to Mr. Server.

“Let’s retire Mr. Server” is the first campaign I’ve created of it’s kind. You know I’m not good at asking for money (Not fully funded yet, but God willing I will by the end of this year :)) Yet, it has been fun to create this character.

Basically we only have two weeks to raise the funds our “IT guy” has deemed indispensable to have a performing server and not have any more blackouts…#ITproblems… And tell me about it, poor guy had to cut short his paternity leave to respond to a couple of emergencies with the poor old guy.

Watch it and let me know what you think.

Mr Server Retirement from Amor Ministries on Vimeo.

The website for the campaign is

http://www.crowdrise.com/retireAmorserver