Mountain View Alliance Church - August 2012 | Hungry For Life

August 2012: ,

A team composed of members from Kitimat, BC as well Hinton, Alberta spent time helping field partner Tarahumara Ministries. They put the final touches on the church, including electrical work, building bathrooms and a perimeter fence, and connecting a generator for power.

Read the team blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Worked on church building (painting inside and out) up to 85% total construction completion
  • Completed 65% of the fencing for the church property
  • Installed generator
  • Re-wired pastor's home, painted inside and out
  • Replaced roof on guesthouse, poured floors and installed windows
  • 1 nurse from the team assisted a doctor in treating and providing basic medication to over 250 people.

Team Testimonials:

“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] working with my wonderful family in Babicora.”
“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] meeting amazing people and building relationships with them while working together to further the kingdom of God.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] it made me realize even more how much, in North America, we don’t ‘need’ God. We have everything we want, and yet, we have nothing that matters and need Him desperately.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] it has changed my life. I don’t even recognize myself. I have made a new family and I love them all so much. I never thought it was possible to love a place more than I love my own home.”
“[The experiences of this trip] have made my love for God and His children grow deeper and I want to do more for Him.”
“[The experiences of this trip] causes me to reflect on our lifestyle and causes me to see that small things in life can make a huge difference.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] seeing the same lady from last year with broken ‘coke bottle’ glasses and finding out that 3 more in her family are just as blind and they don’t have glasses at all.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] how grateful the people were to receive something as simple as pain relievers and vitamins.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] to appreciate all that I have and give more to God and people in need.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] see if I can find some help for the people who need glasses in Babicora.”