Monday, April 02, 2018

I'M BACK FROM MEXICO


Two weeks have simply flown by

But at the same time it seems like forever.

The mission trip turned out to be the best one ever.




The days began with the most glorious sunrises.






And ended with amazing sunsets.




Our HOME SWEET HOME for 13 days.




Every day my team and I cooked 220 DOZEN eggs..

That's 2640 individually cracked and prepared  scrambled eggs with sausage and cheese for 1100 hungry people.

We did all this on the propane grills you see here.

The eggs were begun at 4:30 AM every day and held in our warmers..

Lots of eggs very early in the morning.





Every day we sterilized a gazillion heads of lettuce and cabbage for dinner.

There was many hours of chopping each day for salad.

Our theme for this year was...

Slice...Dice....Crack...Repeat...

Every day.....






Pam Harmon and I figuring out the right proportions for hot chocolate .

Every day gallons and gallons of the brew were made for the thirsty campers.




One day our prep team was able to go into town.

We always stop at Angel's taco stand.

Delicious fresh street tacos.




Here's Angel thanking our team for visiting him.




My sweet  "adopted Granddaughter" ...Olivia.




Having fun...

We became "Chefs" for Pot Roast dinner night.

It's truly amazing what food can be prepared on grills, smokers and warmers.




Our leader making brownies for 1100 people...

ALL baked in the smokers.

It was an all day process.



We have to throw a bit of levity into our hard work....

Taco Night for the masses.





The pancake team was up every morning at 3:30 making delicious cakes

for the day.

My friend Virgil made me a very special pancake one morning.




One evening some of my team mates and I took a walk outside the compound.

It was through the onion fields which were being harvested.


Here's our Mexicali 2018 team of Youth and adults....

All 1100 of them !!!









I just love this woman.

Josefina is so kind, loving and generous to her community.

All the food that wasn't consumed each day was packaged and she took it to families

that wouldn't have any meal that day.

Nothing went to waste.

Feeding the hungry warmed my heart.

10 homes in 4 days were built for families in desperate need.

The local Pastors choose who will get the homes.

It is a life changer for them.

Our Community Service teams brought clothing, rice, beans and other food needs

to local families in the community and to those living in the dump.

I think this was a life changer for our kids too.




His mercies are new every morning.



7 comments:

Ann said...

Missions work is high up there on my list of importance in todays world. My granddaughter is a missions worker and is so dedicated at 16 years old. Thanks for all you do!!!
Ann

Ginny Hartzler said...

Welcome home! I have been keeping track of your wonderful work on Facebook. The sunsets are superb! A gift from God straight to YOU.

Sandra said...

this is just to amazing for me to find words to say... Amazing, fantastic, and how in the world the photographer got all those people in one shot. Wow! that is a lot of homes in such a short time. was the weather cold, warm, hot? are there bugs? do you have an air mattress for the cot? you can do a post on all my questions.... all of this is a problem for me, i am allergic to bug spray and can't sleep on anything not soft... God's blessing on all of you and He really blessed these people that you fed and built for

jel said...

A BLESSING indeed!
glad ya are all home safe!

Wanda said...

Oh Sue, what a fabulous mission trip. Your pictures makes me feel like I was there too. What a ministry your church has in Mexico, and how faithful all the workers.

I love you and your servant heart. Well done good and faithful servant!!! You will hear those words from your Heavenly Father.. Is there anything better?

Shammickite said...

Well, what a truly amazing achievement, cooking for so many people, feeding the hungry, building homes, helping the local community, and just generally being where you are needed most. Fantastic! Well done to all of you. Now you can breathe again and relax, get back to normal (whatever normal is!).
You must be a scrambled egg expert by now. Love the Mickey pancake. I must remember that when my little people come for breakfast!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I like Morning 'Clock! You all did NOT skimp on the food, they get the very best!!! I hope all the workers ate as well as the others! A sense of humor gets us through many things.