Mexico Update 3
Wow! Hard to believe tomorrow is our last work day in Mexico! The team is already sad to go.
Yesterday, we had an another amazing day at each of our sites. We took the evening off from our usual schedule to have a little bit of fun! Many students opted to go downtown Cabo for some shopping and fun. A few others enjoyed snorkeling at a nearby beach.
Today, the students had the opportunity to take nearly 100 Mexican children to a community pool. For most, this was their first experience at a pool party and the excitement was tangible! It was amazing for the students to get a chance to invite the kids they’ve been getting to know to the party. While the day involved plenty of lifeguarding, the benefits far outweighed the complications associated with transporting that many kids to a pool!
Our students have had the chance to hear some incredible teaching. What is more joyous than watching our teenagers grow closer to the Lord and making important decisions for Him.
Here is a quote from one of our students:
“We’ve been doing devotions every morning on the beach here in Cabo, before going to our worksites. Today as I was at the site, I kept thinking about this quote from the devotions: ‘A spark can start a forest fire as a word can change a life.’ I’ve been challenged to speak words of life, and I’ve also made some great connections while I’ve been here on this trip.”
Through our theme, Lead Courageously, we have looked at what it means to have courage and how to let that kind of courageous spirit touch each part of our lives, through courageous relationships, through speaking words of life to each other and having the courage to change. How amazing to watch these themes permeate the hearts of our students. It is so encouraging to hear them speak about their faith.
Pray for our final day as many sites will be presenting the gospel message at their sites. This day is so very important to us, so pray for energy, clear communication and for hearts opened to God.
Sorry there aren’t a ton of pictures… the uploading was going very slow!