Saturday, June 30, 2012


See the circle of empty chairs...evidence that a work team was here recently, doing morning devotions.

See the empty ladderball box, evidence of a game that was brought by a work team member, enjoyed by many kids here...and I think taken home by the work team member. This box remains. It will be a fun toy, maybe enjoyed as much as the ladderball itself.

See the idle volleyball...evidence that volleyball games were recently played here. Many. Loud. Volleyball games. :)

See the abandoned flip-flops and digger toy (in the background), evidence of Mexican children who I watched a few days last week, but haven't been around...for hazy reasons...

More evidence of those children.

See the poor, flat football, Evidence of the work team's good intentions of bringing down a football, only for said football to land in a cactus its first day here...a familiar tale. :)

And see the pile of stinky, abandoned shoes, evidence that 37 ish people from Taylor came, worked, perspired.... And deemed some of their shoes unnecessary to take home to the U.S. The shoes will be deeply appreciated by some lucky people around here.

See the satellite dish on this little house...a common sight. I didn't want to be seen taking pictures of this neighborhood, so I just snuck a picture of this one house... Evidence of culture? Evidence of priorities?? Not sure...

Last but not least... See this BEAUTIFUL rainbow! Evidence, as from the time of the first rainbow, of God's enduring faithfulness.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Leaving on a jet plane....

In 3 days!

Going to Magdalena, MX, returning August 11.  I've never been away from Illinois for more than a couple weeks, but at age 24, it's probably about that time. :)

I'm a little nervous, but I know it will be great.  I'll just take confidence that it's where I'm supposed to be.  Prayers appreciated!