It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later! What a joy to come alongside Gary, Joanne and their team here in Mexico! They have blessed us in such incredible ways.
Today we had the opportunity to join Pastor Miguel’s church in Merida. What a joy to worship in Spanish and English with our Mexican church family. After that we headed downtown for lunch and experienced the town square come alive with music, food, drama and an open air market. This past week has flown by so quickly, y
Today our team ventured to two different locations to see CampQuest camps in action. The morning event was spent with Zazil and her mission and the afternoon event was spent with Alex and Esther and their church. The time between the events was spent visiting an old hacienda and going to the zoo to see exotic animals! At the events we played, danced/sang two songs with children, helped with a drama and a craft. We interacted through laughter and smiles, even though we didn’t
“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The week leading up to coming on this trip my heart was empty. But as the days have passed here in Progreso I have felt my heart filling and I’m reminded of why mission trips are so important. God calls us to serve Him one at a time, at the right time and for the right reasons. Today was my favorite day. I had the GREAT p
When I first went on a missions trip to downtown Calgary in 1999, one of the lessons I learned was that people on the street have a name. This is important because when people have a name, they have a history and a value because they are a unique and valued individual made in the image of God. That person in 1999 was Pedro. Today with C-Quest, I met Ernesto. Ernesto is a six year-old orphan I met in an orphanage in Merida. Almost as soon as I walked in, Ernesto and I connecte
Today in Mexico we had to be flexible. The weather has been wild the last few days. We have had rain and wind like crazy. We have had to hold our plans with open hands because things can change very quickly. We had originally planned to to Camp John 3:16 to do a bit of a work project for them but because of the weather we had to change those plans. So we decided to head to Flamboyanes to the (Cant remember what it is called? Hope something?). When we arrived we had found that
Today we had a fun morning learning about the Mayan people and their culture at the Dzibilchatun Ruins and Cenote. We managed to see a few iguanas lurking about amongst the ruins watching a bunch of Canadians with suspicion. The ruins were fantastic and truly a testament to the ancient Mayan people’s advanced way of life and understanding of astrology, building techniques and mathematics for that time. We learned about their temple called “Seven Dolls” and the fact that they
Today was our first full day in Progreso after a long but successful travel day
yesterday. Waking up to the fresh sea breeze and gentle morning sunlight
wafting through our curtained window was a delightful reminder that we were
indeed on Mexican soil. After breakfast, Gary and Joanne gave us a warm welcome and cultural
orientation. Due to the nature of our work projects this week, we jumped into
action this morning. Eager to get our hands dirty, we were split into two g