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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Day One June 9-15

Yesterday was a great travel day. After meeting everyone at the airport we stopped at Costco for some supplies and lunch. We then crossed the border. The border crossing was smooth with no issues. We drove along the southern side of the wall. There are actually two large walls between Tijuana and San Diego. On…

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Friday June 2-8 (Last Blog)

This is our last full day here in Mexico. Tomorrow we will pack up, clean up and head out. It has been a great and full week. These students have accomplished so much in a short amount of time. So much, we ran out of work today. This morning we worked a half day and…

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Thursday Blog June 2-8

This week broadened my view not only of Mexico, but people in general. Coming on the trip, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and was pleasantly surprised when I discovered new friends and experiences that I will never forget. This trip helped me look deeper into the lives of those who are less…

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Day 3 June 2-8

Hey Everyone!! First, let me say that these students have been working really hard. Today they woke up with soar and tight muscles, but in great spirits and having a lot of meaningful fun. The people we are working with have been so grateful for the work and dedication of your students. You would be…

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Day 3 June 2-8

Day 3 – June 2-8 Unlike yesterday morning, everyone was moving a little slower this morning. It took a little more umph to get the students out of bed and going. They have all been great and working hard. Today was another good day of service and conversation. Team Canyon – We had two teams…

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June 2-8 Day One

Day one – June 2-8 Today was a great and easy travel day. Plane was on time, van pick up was easy, the Costco stop was short and the border crossing was one of the easiest we have had in a while. One of the things that is always interesting is student’s response from crossing…

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