Hi! This is Ashley, today was another great day! Today we woke up to it pouring down rain which was nice and refreshing considering how hot its been. A couple of leaders told us that we must of brought the rain with us from Oregon because it hadn’t rained that hard for awhile. That was funny to me. Instead of weeding, the girls and I spent the day organizing the outreach center. This is a place where people can drop off donations that can either be used for the children at the home or given to any locals in need. Tonight we had the opportunity to go to a church service at the children’s home. It was such a neat experience to be able to stand there and listen to all of them worship the same God that I do. The room was so full of energy and I loved that.
Hello everyone! This is Kayla. Today Hailey, Abby, Brooke, and I worked in the outreach room organizing clothes for the vast majority of the day. Although the four of us were making progress, it was going a bit slow. After lunch Ashley, Mckenzie, and Lindsey came to help us, and progress was made much quicker. We ended up almost completely finished, with only some tidying up to do tomorrow. From this experience I saw how effective teamwork is. We accomplished so much when we worked together with a common goal. This evening we attended church in Oaxaca for the first time. It was an wonderful experience. Even though I didn’t know what was being said, it was amazing how I could still connect with God. I was struck with the fact that every person in the room was worshiping the same God. We may live in a different country and we may speak in a different language, but we have something that brings us together: Jesus.