Our first major boost for the US Border Patrol was in the El Centro CA Sector. This sector is southwest of San Diego and covers much of the California border and interior. We connected with Mike, the Union President for the Sector. Upon asking how we could boost the morale of his Agents, Mike suggested a carne asada taco lunch. It seemed too big a challenge, but we figured out how we could make that happen in an economical way. We didn't have the finances to cater it, but we have backgrounds in catering and event planning, so we just made it happen. The BP stations each have a BBQ grill and serving utensils. With a little creativity, we served up delicious carne asada tacos, with the toppings, adding beans, rice, fruit, and cookies for three stations on three successive days. We brought Bibles, prayer request cards, a thank-you banner, thank-you cards, and smiles. Three of us served almost 500 agents between all 3 stations -- for less than $5 each agent. THE BEST PART!! When the dates were scheduled, two months in advance, we had no idea the government would be shutting down causing the agents pay to be furloughed. THIS was the first week they would not receive a paycheck. We were told over and over, how our timing couldn't have been better. But it was God's timing! This 3-day event created relationships with Agents and Management that we hold dear today.