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Graduating During a Pandemic

October 6, 2020|Reflections|

The coronavirus pandemic affected millions of students around the world when life as we know it was put on pause in March 2020. The students in our scholarship program were no exception. Schools shut down, and students transitioned...

Finding Church in Reynosa, Mexico

July 23, 2020|Reflections|

Church. When I say that word, I picture serenity, lovely stained glass colored light, soaring ceilings, organ and trumpet sounds, hand carved pews.......plastic chairs, dust, warm evening sunlight, guitar and ukulele, hot cement...

Back to the Future

December 9, 2019|Reflections|

Flash back to 2012, the first year I went to Reynosa… We only built one house that year. The house we helped to build sat behind the family’s original plywood house, which held all five...

First Timers, Now Friends

July 10, 2018|Reflections|

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.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home

June 7, 2018|Reflections|

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.

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