With a sense of overwhelming finality, I ripped the sheets off the bunk that had been my home for the last month, folded the now sweat-stained cloth, and placed it at the top of my suitcase.
July has been a very hot month (certainly none of that rain from last month in sight!), and we had four teams hard at work in Reynosa, the last of which is working here this week.
Last week, the team from Woodland Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina, worked in Reynosa with us, building two houses and hosting Vacation Bible School. They came to Mexico for the first time three years ago after finding us online.
This month, five teams from Alabama, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Virginia prepped and built five houses in Reynosa, with another nine houses to be built next month. One of the teams who came this month was coming back...
It is impossible to forget when your eyes are first truly opened to the world. For me, that was 2003. I was a 14-year-old living in white suburban privilege, with no knowledge of a world past the end of my block.
Have you checked out our website? It got an update! It is full of information, resources, photos, videos and more to help you stay engaged and connected with the work we are doing in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán.
We hold fast to our “one at a time” commitment embodied in the starfish story. With a limited staff and budget, matched with the devastating poverty on the border, it is easy to get overwhelmed.
We had the honor this month to host the students from Berea Bible Institute in Monterrey, a large city in Mexico about three hours away from Reynosa.
We had two teams work with us in Reynosa this month - one from Austin, TX, and another from Indianapolis, IN. Between the two, they built three houses and poured four roofs...