Eager to grow, be used, and come back changed!
Putting the 35 hour bus ride and anxiously anticipated border crossings behind us, we have arrived in Mexico not only safely but eager for what is ahead. Although the circumstances were maybe not ideal for everyone, it was definitely an experience consisting of opportunities for relationships to form and for people to be stretched.
Meeting the families for the first time was emotional, humbling, and exciting. Introductions were made and an instant connection was felt with the families and the group. We were thankful for some down time before our first day of building we were able to start construction strong.
The houses are progressing nicely; however, “Life is about people not stuff”- LiveDifferent, and everyone has been impacted in one way or another by this saying. It may be through interactions with the kids, giving piggybacks, or simply building the homes alongside the families. We look forward to the week ahead and all that is in store for us; eager to grow in and be used, and come back changed.
– Lisa, Hero Holiday Volunteer, Mexico 2013