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...
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.
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.