in Mexico, June 24 to June 29, 2012
June 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM
We have arrived in Mexico!! After a long trip, we were happy to see the church where we'll be staying. We were welcomed by two other groups and felt very comfortable as soon as we got here. Our evening was filled with dinner, fellowship, and worship. We were blessed at the worship service by a mini concert from our Trip Leader, Burton Brooks. Our new friends from Playa del Carmen enjoyed it too. We spent the rest of the evening meeting people and setting up our sleeping quarters. Can't wait to see what God has for us this week!
June 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Today was our first full day in Mexico. This morning, we began our service work at the church where we're staying. We cleaned toys that are exposed to the weather, moved gravel and wood from the courtyard area, and painted a room a bright peach color. We painted ourselves a bit too! After lunch and our first Mexican siesta, we headed over to a sports complex to play and minister with some local children. Some of us played soccer with local kids, and talked with them. Others in our group were on the playground, chatting and climbing with children. God is showing us that even with a language barrier, we can communicate his love and acceptance. We had so much fun, we can't wait to go play with more kids tomorrow!
June 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Richard and Tom with one of our new friends from Minnesota. Mark and his team are working and staying with us at the church.
June 27, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Tuesday was a great day in Mexico. It was sunny and hotter than we are used to. We praise God for the opportunity to get some service projects completed in the morning. We painted a large wall in the courtyard, sanitized and reorganized the kitchen, cleaned out storage areas, and finished various other projects. We were surprised with the opportunity to do a skit or a song in the park later, so in less than a half hour, we got one ready. We chose a song, had it translated, learned the motions, and practiced to perform it all in that short time! So proud of our whole group for jumping in and getting it done!
June 27, 2012 at 08:24 AM
Yelling "JESUS" at the end of our song in Spanish. We had so much fun learning and performing it in another language!
June 28, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Wednesday we had a recreation day at the beach. We loaded city buses after breakfast and headed down to the center of town. There, we split up into smaller groups and shopped, swam and rested. The sun was hot. We enjoyed lunch at Mexican restaurants, right on the beach, and took pictures with sombreros. We have one day left to work and minister to the people of Playa Del Carmen. Can't wait to share our experiences with you all in person.
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I am praying you guys enjoy your last day in Mexico. What an opportunity of a lifetime. To serve others and grow in Christ what more can you ask for! Praying for safe travels... God Bless
Praying for all the people you have touched this week. May the seeds planted continue to grow.
Leah's Aunt Tammy
What a blessing you all are to the body of Christ!! We are praying Gids continued favor and blessings as you continue to witness and share abode love to our Brothers & Sisters in Mexico!
We are praying for you here! It sounds like you are all having a tremendous time serving. I pray this experience will give you memories that last a life time! Looking forward to reading your blog daily. Keep Pressing and hang in their with the heat! God is so good.
Sending prayers your way. I hope you treasure every moment of this experience. It will touch your life, and the lives of those you witness to, forever.
We are praying for you! Lord, please prepare the hearts of those serving and those receiving. Please give them good health and may they find great joy in the journey! Can't wait to hear how He has blessed you for your service!
Praying for you.