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My Mexico Missions Trip

Me & Ivan

Me & Ivan

Me & My little buddy, Ivan. (pronounced E-Baun in Spanish)

On July 14, 2008 at 5 Am I hoped in a van with many of my friends and we left for Mexico. I was completely unaware that my whole life would be forever changed.

The drive took about 8 hours of: fun, many bathroom breaks, tons of gas station stops and the highlight crossing the border. We arrived in La Mission, Mexico around 8:30 that night. We unloaded our stuff into the church, then we were shown to our dorms. Which were 2 big rooms above the Pastor’s house, one side: guys, the other: girls. The each dorm had 3 4-story bunk beds made of wood, with nothing but a piece of foam on every one.

Some people even had to sleep on the floor. But some how we all loved staying there. Every day we went to the Daycare (Open Arms) and played w/ the kids, ate lunch, and made little friends. The kids immediately loved us and were wanting to play 24/7! Awwww! It was the best feeling, making friends w/ a little kid who didn’t care if you spoke the same language as him. Or if you even knew his name.

After lunch everyday, we would go give fliers out to the whole little community, telling them about the event we were holding the next day! (Like we had a soccer clinic one day and a baseball clinic another day.) Then once we finished that, we were off to the construction site. With direction/help from the missionary/leader Daniel, we helped frame and put up drywall for the new dorms we will be staying in next year. Oh, and finish the roof! πŸ™‚ I was given the job of measuring the wood, but one day when the “Cutting Guy” Chance, didn’t show up, I offered to take his place and work the skill saw! I might as well tell you, he didn’t get his job back. I liked workin’ a MAN tool too much!!! πŸ˜€ Working construction was my favorite outta the whole trip. I loved sweating, hammering, cutting and sawing, knowing that your work is going to help a community in need.

The kids at the baseball clinic.

The kids at the baseball clinic.

So, the week went by faster than any week had ever gone by in my life! When I first got there I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to last the week. But by the end, I wanted to move there! I learned to love that little town and it’s people! I realized that there isn’t a better feeling in the world, than knowing you are working as hard as you possibly can for someone else. (And ultimately God.) You’re working to further God’s kingdom and help His people in need.

That week, I can honestly say, was the best week of my life. To me now, nothing matters more than people. Helping people, feeding people and ministering the Gospel to God’s people.

Let me tell you, if you ever want to get your priorities straight; Go on a missions trip!!! Work hard, sweat a ton, and give of yourself to help others! You will never take anything for granted ever again. πŸ™‚

Here are some of my pictures from the trip:

Hannah w/ some kid who was very talented!

Hannah w/ some kid who was very talented!

This was one of the unforgetable faces.

This was one of the unforgettable faces.

My Buddy and his friend.

My Buddy and his friend.

My total favorite picture from the trip!!!

My total favorite picture from the trip!!!

The end of the food line at the baseball clinic we held.

The end of the food line at the baseball clinic we held.

The Mexican Costco!

The Mexican Costco!

The cutest little girl ever!

The cutest little girl ever!

Getting/Serving food.

Getting/Serving food.

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

Amigos! These kids came and sat w/ me at (the nightly) soccer game.

Amigos! These kids came and sat w/ me at (the nightly) soccer game.

Open Arms Day Care

Open Arms Day Care

Eating lunch at the day care.

Eating lunch at the day care.

The Last afternoon to rest! 3 hours on the beach!

The Last afternoon to rest! 3 hours on the beach!

Thanks for letting me share my trip with you!

School is back! :P

My Mom had to be Soooo cool and take a “back-to-school” picture! HA!

OKay, we all know school has started once again…*sigh*. Honestly, i just LOVE the summer! Why can’t it always just be summer!? Anyways, so I’m taking Biology, History of the World and I’m officially an intern for Moezart Productions! YaY! πŸ˜€ (a God glorifying theater program.) And starting in the Spring, I will be given the title “Choreographer.” Which is extremely exciting!

HeeHee! Oh, I’m sorry I haven’t done a post in a VERY long time. It’s due to all my school andΒ drama stuff. I barely have time to breathe! So, pray for me.

I’m just ganna throw something out there for all you bloggers, I still haven’t figured out the point to blogging. Haha! Like does my life really interest you that much!? πŸ™‚

Well, just keep reading and maybe you’ll learn something from my mistakes, struggles and just … ME! πŸ˜€

Before I leave, I would like to share a very awesome Blondie moment my dear friend Hannah had a while back! We were talking about the guy who put his cell # on youtube.com and had people from ALL over the world call him. So, Hannah asked me if I had called this guy. My answer was, “No. It would have been long distance.” (the guy lived in Virginia i think.) She goes, “Why!? He lived in America!!!”

Have a great day! And try to remember: That heck is for people who don’t believe in gosh! xD