Horizon Mexico Youth Mission Trip
Ensenada, Mexico - Summer 2006
Well, I packed up my belongings once again, and as I blew kisses to my parents the tears flowed. The tears didn't stop until a good 30 minutes into the drive where I told myself I had to stop because I had a 10 hour solo drive ahead of me, to my new home...Tijuana, Mexico. Our God is so good and He blessed me with the opportunity to serve with the high school mission trip in Ensenada where we built two houses and did Vacation Bible School in the afternoons with our beloved missionaries Dennis and Debbie. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect and blessed first week in my new home, Mexico. Thank you Horizon!!!
Brian, the youth pastor with Sergio, an intern that has been working with Dennis and Debbie for about 5 years.
Then we went on a bathroom break and met alot of Sergio's precious cousins.
Ellie and I
Thank you Lord for children! What a gift they are!
Off to VBS! We went around and picked up the kids in the neighborhood, we fit 29 kids in Old Blue (15 passenger van)!!!!
We spend the first 45 minutes playing with the kids, then we go into the church and sing songs, listen to a Bible story, do a craft, memorize a Bible verse, and end with a snack.
One of the beloved mamas on the trip, Beverly.
Matt and Sam working on the house.
This is the house that my team built.
We put on lathing, and then the next day stucco it.
Of course, we always have some fun, as were building.
Debbie and Vanessa. Debbie is in charge of one house, and Dennis the other. Thank you Debbie for your great leadership and taking on all that responsibiltiy! The Lord provides!
Saul -- There were neighborhood kids that came over and hung out as we built the house. Really sweet kids.
Jesus and Saul his cousin.
I got really close with these boys, and was able to talk with Jesus (he's 12 years old) about Jesus. He is the man of the house, as his parents left to work in the U.S. and he has not seen them for 1 1/2 years!! He has a quiet, strong spirit. Please pray for him and his family.
Who needs toys??
The neighborhood kids were so eager to help. It was really neat.
They just wanted to work!