Hola once again from the RVCC Mexico Missions Team. The reason that I did submit a new chapter yesterday is because we had a very late night. Yesterday, in San Vicente, we dug a trench at the Casa Del Pastor for the PVC pipe so we could run a wire for cameras underground, we finished putting insulation and drywall on the ceiling of one of the rooms. Up in Colonet, we worked on putting a roof over the entrance to the church. At the end of the day, we had a hot dog and chili feed with all the kids, and we handed out toohbrushes and toothpaste, as well as glow sticks. Handing out the glow sticks was very fun, and I was constantly surrounded by children asking for more. Seeing the smiles on the face of the little girls really lifted my spirits. Earlier in the day, I was just exhausted from the days work, and I wanted nothing more then to go back to the mission and to go to sleep, but when I saw the looks of delight on the faces of the little boys and girls when they got those glow sticks, it just made my day and all the hard work that I had done 100 % worth it.
Today, the 30th, all of us were working at the Casa Del Pastor. A lot of what we had to do was electrical work, running conduits all around the Casa so that we could run wire through them for security cameras. We were able to get a good amount of work done, as well as interact with some of the kids, which is always fun. Later in the day, a lady showed up and laid out a table at the entrance of the Casa, and was selling many different souvenirs, such as blankets and ponchos, ceramic animals, bracelets, necklaces, and so on. Lots of us got blankets and ponchos, and then we heard the testimony of two of the moms that live at the Casa. It always amazes me to hear how far that these women have come, and how the Lord has completely turned their lives around, taking them out of dangerous situations, and leading them into a better life. At the end of the day, they served us dinner( tostadas ) which were delicious, and later this evening we went to get tacos downtown, which , if possible, are even more delicious than last year.
I am not sure what they were thinking so hard about.
Adios y Via Con Dios
- Matt Schooley
- Matt Schooley