Mountain View Alliance Church - August 2010 | Hungry For Life
Team:

August 2010: ,

A team of five, with Rick and Jan Reinert acting at the HFL team leaders, traveled to Babicora to assist in helping the church there. The team finished putting up the roof of the church and helped out in other ways, all while showing and demonstrating the love of the Lord to the people there.

Community projects: 
Additional items accomplished: 
  • Got 5 trucks and 1 big trailer loaded with building materials and other supplies up to Babicora, having to change only 3 flat tires
  • Got 5 trucks and 1 big trailer loaded with building materials and other supplies up to Babicora, having to change only 3 flat tires
  • Construction of the roof or the church until materials ran out
  • Played a volleyball game with some of the community
  • A tortilla lesson, then the ladies did some crocheting together

Team Testimonials:

"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] the night that we went to a home in Babicora. We sang songs in English and Spanish and praised God together, it was so powerful. There is no doubt at all that God was in the room that night and that He was smiling."
"[This trip has impacted me] and confirmed for me that we belong there; that God wants us there and the people in the community wants us there. God is using us to make a difference in their lives and show His love for them in our actions."
"[The experience changed me] and over the past few years I have come to consider the people of Babicora my family and pray that God will take care of each and every one of them and that God will continue to use me in their lives to show them His love."
"[What broke my heart was] when I heard the stories of how families with 4 or 5 children, who do not have enough food to feed them all, have to choose which ones to feed and which ones either don't eat or have to leave home to find food on their own."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to pray for the orphanage and the 70 children there as well as support them financially. As well I am going to try to make my friends and family more aware of the need there."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] the amazing friendships that have developed in the four years, spending time in their homes, learning to make tortillas, singing songs of praise in their bedroom with our entire group, going on hikes in the mountains and gathering tea."
"[This trip has impacted and amazed me] at how 5 people can work so cohesively to get done exactly what God has planned for us to do and no one got hurt at all."
"[This experience has changed me] and I am enjoying going to see my friends that I have met in Mexico once again with all the new friends that God keeps brining our way and they are smiling at us now!"
"[What broke my heart was] to see Markos again, who was a 38 year old drug addicted man that was working with us two years ago when we first began building the church. Last year we learned that he had gone back to living on the street and doing drugs. This year we were so amazed to find a brand new Markos who has been completely changed by the grace of God. I still tear up when I think of Markos and his new freedom!"
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to get rid of more stuff! North Americans are so tied to our stuff; our Mexican friends live life just fine with less or make do without."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] working with the local people."
"[This trip has impacted me] and rekindled my ‘flame'."
"[This experience has changed me] and allowed me grow closer to my fellow team members."
"[What broke my heart was] seeing the teens in the community wandering around ‘lost'."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to focus less on possessions."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] to reconnect with all of our friends in Mexico."
"[This trip has impacted me] by seeing the courage and steadfastness of the workers in the face of danger."
"[This experience has changed me] and has renewed my commitment to this project and its completion."
"[What broke my heart was] hearing some of the stories of the villagers, we are so blessed here in Canada."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to support the orphanage and to learn more Spanish."