June 2 – Thursday

This morning started out hot. But the students rallied and was able to accomplish what we needed to and more. The director of the day care was blown away by how much concrete we poured this week as we were able to move the project along further. Today we poured footers for a retaining wall…

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June 2 – Wednesday

Something that is great about these trips is that there is a basic structure to most days. So each day can feel the same. Breakfast, clean up, solitude time, work sites, lunch, time with kids, food distribution, free time, dinner, team time. But the beauty is that with in each day there are new things,…

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June 2 – Day 3

Each day so far when we wake up there is marine layer fog that eventually burns off by 9:30 am. Then it gets hot. Today was another day of concrete, drywall and painting. The drywall/ paint crew continued to mud and tape the house while another group painted the outside of the house. They were…

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June 2 Day 2

Everyone was pretty tired last night so most if not everyone got a good nights rest. This morning we headed to breakfast at the kitchen which is down a steep hill from our dorms. Soon after breakfast we had our solitude time (time for students to journal, read and pray). Then we divided into two…

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June 2 – Day – 1

Today was a loooong travel day. Thankfully we all made it to Camalu safely. The day started early as we left the Oakland airport. After arriving in San Diego we headed to the borders after crossing with no issues we drove to Tijuana Playas to see the border wall up close. On the Mexico side…

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June 1 Last Day

Today started out EARLY! as we all got up at 6:30 am to clean, pack the vans and head north to Rancho Genesis. We left shortly after 9 am. Once on site we took a tour of the amazing camp and then had lunch (it was a 2 hour drive north). Rancho Genesis provides a…

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June 1 day 4(?)

Sorry for the late post… Today was a full day. We had one big crew pouring concrete again up until lunch. Daniel the director asked if we could keep going after lunch. Though tired, the students finished off then concrete work a day early! 150 concrete bags. Another crew went to the house to continue…

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June 1 Day 3

Every mornings it’s a little harder getting the students moving. They’ve been working hard and are sore and tired Today we continued on our worksites. The concrete team has poured 100 bags of concrete in two days. We still have more to pour tomorrow. The drywall team continues to knock out the dry wall for…

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