July 30

Today was our last full day here! This week has been a great week of conversations and stories. Today we finished up pouring the concrete slab, constructing and delivering bunk beds to a refuge shelter (parking lot with no contact), painting, and other small jobs around the orphanage. Students have worked really hard. One student…

July 28

Today was a hot, hot day here in Mexico… Once again we divided into three teams: La Mision School: We finished painting the main school building and some yard work. The School appreciates the extra help as it will save them some money that they can put into education. La Hermosa Orphanage: Students continued to…

July 27th

The days are full and good and sometimes I forget I need to post…Sorry Today was a full day. This morning after breakfast and another good small group time debriefing the trip and talking about life we divided into three work groups. Vicky and Joe’s house: We finished our project of clearing the land, moving…

July 26

This morning we woke up to some cool fog and began our day with a good breakfast (pancakes, sausage, cereal, and some fruit).  After a quick clean-up of the kitchen and bathrooms, we broke into small groups to get to know each other a little better through some good discussion.   Then we divided into…

July 25

After a few gate changes our flight departed SFO on time. We arrived in San Diego and stopped for a quick lunch and then headed to the border.   We were able to cross the border without much issue. The Mexican border patrol did pull our vans over to secondary but just wanted to see…

June 25

This is an earlier post than usual, but tonight will be busy with dinner at a local taco shop, our last team time, and packing up to leave tomorrow. This has been a full week of service, conversations, experiences, meaning, laughter, and fun. Today we finished up the work we had planned to do with…

June 24

Today was a big Flexico Mexico day… This morning our goal was to have two concrete pours…we only had one. CDL – The students arrived at 9 am ready for the pour to begin at 9:15 am…but the truck didn’t arrive until closer to 10 am. This does happen often in Mexico. Needless to say,…

June 23

This morning we were wok up to beautiful fog over the mountains and chilly air. Later we heard thunder and it even rained a little. After breakfast and our solitude time, we headed to three work sites… La Mision – We had a big crew of students head to La Mision to finish the concrete…

June 22

Today was an early morning for the boys. They woke up and had breakfast at 7 am before heading up the hill from Carlos’ house to gather rocks to fill in for the foundation of his house. They were asked to move the rocks into large piles so a backhoe and dump truck could take…

June 21

This morning we woke up to a nice cool foggy breeze. But it didn’t take long for the fog to burn off and get hot. After breakfast and our solitude time we divided into four workgroups: La Mision – We are in the process of preparing a concrete (20×24) foundation for a family. About two…