A Big Dream, A Big Risk, and 10 Years Later

Eleven years ago we began to dream about what could be. We began to ask “what if” questions.  -“What if we were to facilitate service trips to Mexico as our full-time job?”  -“What if we made a safe place for students to feel loved and accepted for who they are?”  -“What would happen if students…

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August 1 – Last Day

Hey Everyone, Today was a good day of work and service. We were able to finish mudding the Open Arms house before lunch which is a huge accomplishment. There are just a few things left to do before the family can move in! Thank you to everyone who worked on this project. We continued pouring…

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July 30

Today was a great day. The students this week have worked really hard with great attitudes. It had been a joy. Today we divided into three work teams and continued working at Vicky’s school, Casa De Luz and the Open Arms house. After lunch we had a great afternoon on the beach. Most everyone jumped…

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July 30

Once again we broke into four teams to the worksites we have been on this week. Though many of the students changed sights, a lot of the work remained the same.   Vicky’s School – We finished the foundation of the front wall, began digging on another foundation of the wall, cleared the land of…

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July 29th

Today was a great and full day here in Mexico. After a great breakfast we headed to our 4 worksites. Vicky’s school – about 26 of us headed out to some property along the coast to begin pour concrete for a walk that will be the future home of a school for children with slight…

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July 27-August 2

July 28th Day One Yesterday was a long travel day for everyone. After picking up everyone at the airport, we stopped for a quick bite to eat before crossing the border. Crossing the border at night ls a lot different than during the day. The border wall is lit up with security lights all along…

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Last Day June 9-15

This morning the students were able to sleep in 15 extra minutes. It may not sound like a lot, but everyone was grateful for a little more rest. This morning after breakfast and solitude time we all drove out to a piece of property to hear about a vision one local woman has for a…

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Thursday June 9-15

Sore, tired, yet in great spirits…I think this would describe how everyone is feeling. This has been a great week. The students have worked really hard, has done everything that has been asked of them, and with a great spirit of love and service. Today we continued working on the Open Arms house. We framed…

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Day 3 June 9-15

We had a great evening of games and discussion from our day. It is always interesting to hear people’s thoughts and perspectives on what they see and hear during the week. This morning we divided into two teams. 9 students continued working on a house for a single mom whose son goes to the local…

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Day 2 June 9-15

Last night DJ shared his story and challenged the students to not live a boring life, do something great with it! DJ is the American director here at Door of Faith Orphanage and has been here for 25 years. He has a great perspective on life, faith, and ministry. It was great hearing from him.…

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