Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Dylan and I are back from Camalu, Mexico. We had a great mission trip as we helped the Camalu Church of Christ in several ways. Dylan and I were primarily construction guys as we helped extend a water line and placed about 20 yards of fresh concrete on the church grounds. The concrete is very helpful because of the heavy rains every March. The ground around the church building washes away during the rains and the concrete helps to keep the mud out of the buildings.
Other members of our group included our physician, Ty, who saw over 200 patients and gave away over 20,000 vitamins and prescription medicine; Dr. Terry Conner who gave over 200 eye exams and gave away several pairs of prescription eyeglasses to needy people; and Rudy Thompson who provided a joint/pain clinic and taught how to work without straining your back or your joints.
Several members of our group were involved in benevolence work where they gave out countless clothing items and food to the local families. The food bags alone contained enough food for 1 month for each family.
Of course, the trip was not all work and no play. Dylan and the other young men enjoyed playing soccer with the local boys. They even enjoyed the "capuchie," which is Spanish for "piggy-back ride."
It was a great trip and we are looking forward to going back next year.
We could not have made this trip without your generous financial support and we pray that the kingdom of God was expanded through our combined efforts.
Thanks again and God bless.
To His Glory! Justin King and Dylan Barnes