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 learning g disabilities. I. The Mexican school system here they do not have the resources, money, or training to help children who might learn differently or have a slight learning disability. As a result, these children get left behind and many cases are asked to leave school. In Mexico, you cannot get a good job unless you at least have a 6 the grade education. Vicky’s vision is to have this school be totally green and self-sustainable. Even though we are at the beginning stages of the project we know that every little bit helps to help her achieve her dream of changing children’s lives
OA house – over the course of the year we, Be2Live has been helping build a house for a single mom and her three children. We are almost done with the house as we are now tapping and mudding the drywall. The house they have been living in is full of mold and one of her sons has bad asthma.
Casa de Luz – another team went north to Primo Tapia to work on a teen center and women’s empowerment center. We were leveling dirt, more dry wall, and paint. Casa de Luz is also a no-cost day care. They have witnessed some of the children who have grown out of the day care when they are teenagers and join gangs. They are wanting to keep these kids engaged on the right path as well as reach other youth in the community. The down stairs of the center will be a place to train single moms in different trades so they can support their families.
Agape Hostel – a team went to Tijuana to a church that is housing over 200 Central American refugees, immigrants, and deportees. We went to play with the children and make lunch for everyone, but soon after we arrived, 40 deportees arrived. Tired, having not showered for 30 days, families, children, older men, blood shot eyes, and some in tears walked through the door. Our team spent time just loving them. Pastor Albert also asked if our team could sort clothes that had been donated to him. There are a LOT of donated clothes. As they were sorting them a little girl old the pastor that she has worn the same dress for three weeks now.
There are more stories to tell, but this is just a little of what has been happening here. Today we will head off to our worksites again to continue our projects.