Thursday, November 17, 2011

Changing Lives in Mexico

I'm excited to tell you about a missions trip my family will be taking in January.

For the past two years Hubby has gone to Mexico with our church to build houses.

I am still amazed that this can be done. A group of people can go for four days, be the hands and feet of Jesus and completely change the lives of another family.

These families live in shacks made of pallets and cardboard. Sometimes they don't even have that. These are families just like yours and mine.

Families with Moms and Dads who love their kids the same way I do.

Kids who just want to play, be carefree and have a bed to sleep in.

Hubby, I and my two oldest kids have the opportunity to go and give a family some security. A dry place to lay their heads. The kids and I will be able to play with the local children. The group even does a Vacation Bible School while we are there. We are so thankful for the opportunity to get our hands dirty with our kids. To show them how blessed we truly are. To experience how taking just a small bit of our time and resources, and sharing the love of Christ can change everything for someone else.

I won't pretend that I don't have any nerves about this trip. After prayerful consideration and seeing the pictures and videos Hubby has brought home, I don't see how I can't go.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48

pictures from Hubby and W's last trip.

We are traveling with a missions group called Yugo. Please go to their website, see the amazing work they are doing and help us spread the word.

We are trying to cover all of our own travel costs but still need to raise money for the building materials. Every dollar helps. Instead of buying a Starbuck's coffee or a magazine today, will you consider helping us change lives in Mexico?

I hope you will consider partnering with us in this journey. The more money we raise, the more houses we can build.

You can simply click on the "donate" button in the left sidebar.

I can't wait to share the pictures and memories we bring back with us.

linking up with my friend Casey.



Erin said...

this will be such an amazing experience! i just had some friends get back from building houses down there!

Allison said...

This will be so fantastic for your family to experience together! I went to Mexico the summer after my Senior year in high school and we built two houses while we were there, it's amazing to see the familie's faces light up when they see their new home!! Nothing like it, prayers your way!!

Kristina said...

This experience will be truly phenomenal for all of you! I'm excited for you, and looking forward to hearing all about it!

Meredith said...

Awesome idea! I want to go...still hoping to lock in something with the hubs for next year! That's going to be a great family experience! Sounds like it's coming up soon...exciting!

Heather said...

This rocks my socks off. I am so passionate about Mexico. Personally, it encompasses my life in a web of ways.... so much of my heart is down there. Joshua & I did a house building trip, as well, a few years ago. It changed our lives. To this day, almost every time I turn on a light, I think of that family who's house we built. It will change you forever! I am SO EXCITED for you. <3

hannah singer said...

amen! praying for y'all as you prepare for this! love you so much!