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 29

It was another hot day that ended with a great evening. Today one team went back to the school to finish painting the school. It was good to see a good clean finish on the buildings that needed a fresh coat of paint. Two other teams stayed here at the orphanage to begin cutting wood…

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 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…

June 20-26

Today was a great trip south. Our flight out of SFO was delayed about 1 hour. After landing in San Diego we grabbed lunch and then headed south. We drove across the border into Mexico. The immediate change driving across the border can be a little disorienting as everything changes so fast, houses, roads, people.…

June 18

This was our last full day here in Mexico. The students have worked hard and played hard. This morning we divided into three worksites and finished what we could to get our projects further along for next week’s group. Then for lunch, we all went to a local taco shop for some of the best…

June 17

Good evening…I apologize for the late post. This morning we woke up to fog and a nice cool morning. We divided into our three worksites and headed out for a great day of work. La Mision – We finished leveling the dirt to start pouring the slab for next week’s group. As we were planning…

June 16

Still Hot! Today started off nice and cool. We were able to watch the fog blow in from the coast and cool things down. The views from the orphanage are amazing! We continued on three worksites today: La Mision house the students continued to prepare the footers for a concrete slab. They had to literally…

June 15th Update

Hot, Hot, Hot, oh…and Hot! The last two days have been some of the hottest days this year. The evenings have been nice and cool, as long as you are not on the top bunk. The students have worked really hard despite the sun.   This morning students were a little bit slower out of…