Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mexico Mission Trip

July 7th-July 12th Aaron and I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with our church and other Christians from around the country to Zorrillo, Mexico. While there we were in 4 groups and each built a house for a family from the local church. It was an absolutely amazing week. I saw first hand how blessed we are to be Americans. I actually watched a child eat a popsicle from the trash. The house we built was 16' x 20' with a loft over the back half of the house, to us this would be a shed but to them it was a mansion. I can't say I am like Aaron and want to make building a career-but I can now say I built a house no a home for a very deserving family.

The entire week was such an eye opening experience that I hope to repeat for many summers to come. Wednesday night we had the opportunity to fellowship with the local Church of Christ in Zorrillo-what an amazing time of worship. While we did not speak the same spoken language we were able to sing and praise God together in one language-LOVE. It was so amazing to me to see how little they have and how joyful they are. It really puts what is important in perspective-it is not the things or the money but the promise we have for eternity.

View of the town looking up the mountain

The children of our family-Leily and Guadalupe-they were such hard workers

House at beginning of Day 2

Their old house

Building Crew with the Family after the Dedication in front of their new house

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Crazy Summer

The last two months have been so busy for us both. Aaron has been helping Kade and Amy with their house remodel and I have been traveling a lot. I have been to Florida, New York, Michigan and Mexico. Hopefully I will be able to post soon about our Mission Trip to Mexico...we are so very blessed to live in America.