Category: Reflections

Breaking the Language Barrier: English Classes in Reynosa

This summer, five people applied and were accepted for internship positions here at Faith Ministry—positions normally reserved for young persons aged eighteen or older. However, during her second trip here in March, sixteen-year-old Lizzy Herod knew that she wanted to

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3 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday

CLICK TO DONATE This #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to the generosity of giving, we want to remind you how much your support matters. It matters to people like Julio. If you’ve been to Reynosa, you know Julio better as “Chuky.”

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One Student at a Time: Raul

Raul was like any other nine-year-old boy. He liked playing soccer and hanging out with friends, and he had a pet cat. He had good grades and a big smile. Like many families in the colonias of Reynosa, his family struggled

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Meeting Others’ Needs and Our Own

Originally posted at http://www.myersparkumc.org/mission-mexico-meeting-others-needs-and-our-own In August of 2015 I created a spreadsheet of twenty two internships that I would apply to over the next few months. Many thought it was far too early to be planning for the next summer considering

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Letters in the Sand / Letras en la Arena

The buckets need to be filled. The wheel barrows need to be dumped. The blocks need to be stacked. The mezcla needs to be mixed. The walls need to go up. And here I sit . . . on the

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