*Longer Version including more “behind the scenes” of the trip.*
This is Cross and Crown (in Rohnert Park California) Lutheran Church’s annual short-term Mission trip into Mexico. This year, 15 of us headed into Tijuana, and built a new home for Sandra’s family.
Just three months ago, Sandra was returning from walking her children to school only to see her house in flames. Due to the fact that there was no fire department in her village, she watched her house (and all of her family’s belongings) burn to the ground.
Since then, her family of four had been staying with a neighbor down the street.
Amor Ministries was able to streamline her through the process of being recommended for a new home, which usually can take longer than a year.
With Amor’s help, we were able to complete the new house within four days, and were able to provide a new, safe place for Sandra’s family to live.
Our team of 15 worked really hard, and when the odds were against us to finish (end of day 3), we really pulled together the last day, and not only finish the house, but to do so with enough time to enjoy a wonderful lunch provided by Sandra’s family.
I am really proud of the high schoolers that participated this year – these guys could have done any number of things during their spring break, but they came down into Mexico – a land many were unfamiliar with, performed manual labor, camped in the desert, and became God’s hands. Great job done by all!
Music: “Safe” by Phil Wickham & “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North.
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