Mexico Update - Wednesday
By Pastor Mikel
Wednesday March 25, 2015
Today I dug a hole. A big hole. A deep hole. I dug the hole for the new bano (bathroom) for the family. By the time I had finished it, I was eight feet under ground in a 3' x 4' hole waiting for Simon to return with the ladder so I could get out. I was also having some flashbacks to the movie "The Great Escape".
Our team did a great job today. We finished the roof and painted the house. I have actually never seen a roof go up so fast before. The painting was challenging when all the local kids decided to help out. Many of the painters ended up with little hand prints on their shirts and pants as they painted.
This morning we had a team go to a pre-school to do ministry with skits, songs and crafts. The school was very welcoming and it was evident of how much the teachers have invested into these students. With a little guidance from Sarah, the youth basically ran the whole time with the kids. Jensen particularly did great at heading up the team. The kids quickly warmed up to the youth as they did crafts and coloured and played in the playground together.
In the afternoon another team went and visited a woman's shelter that cares for 5 women, 25 children and 11 babies. Most of these families share a single bed together. Tammy spent the afternoon holding babies while Toni, Jensen, and Delaney washed the feet of these woman and did their nails. Meanwhile, Nan and Erin worked with the kids on a pillow sewing project. It was wonderful to hear the stories of transformation in these women's lives through this shelter.
Tonight we also attended the church that our Mexican family attends. It was awesome to be led in worship by two young girls singing their hearts out to Jesus with no music for 25 minutes. We shared some music and a testimony of God saving me and Sarah's family in the tsunami. The Pastor in turn shared her testimony as well.
Tomorrow we will have another team go to another school and provide a meal for the people that live at the Garbage dump. At the house we will finishing making beds for the family and make purchases to furnish the house.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers!