Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Hello Folks! A Blessed Nativity Fast!

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http://www.projectmexico.org/

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Our Mailing address is:

Project Mexico
PO Box 120028
Chula Vista, Ca
91912-3128

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Framing with Love

Today our small but mighty group conquered framing day! Apart from the physical labor under the hot mexican sun, a lot of the time was spent getting to know the kids of the family we´re building for--Esteban, Kimberlene and Jennifer. The father, Romaldo, worked with us for a good part of the day, leveling walls and nailing in studs, while Esteban--age 14 helped the interns put together an interior partition wall. Kim and Jenny, the little girls, showed off their mad jump-roping skills. The kids used the craft kit to make paper crosses and clay roses as gifts for many of the group members. The girls and some of the neighbor children helped make delicious tuna sandwiches for lunch. After eating, the holes were drilled for the nuts and bolts and the the roof was raised.
Upon return to the ranch, several of us hit the beach. After a few rounds of football, and some R and R soaking up the sun, spaghetti was on the menu followed by a heartfelt reflection post-evening prayers. We ended the day with a peaceful campfire and fully inflated air mattresses.
Buenos noches!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Safe and Sound

The post OBT week here at St. Innocent's was quite eventful as we deconstructed our "big-group infrastructure", and we were certainly sad to see all of our volunteers go yet extremely happy at the work that we were able to accomplish together.

Our second-to-last group of the summer arrived safe and sound today, and after an orientation session and a nice afternoon with the boys we had dinner, chapel, and an early evening. Concrete day awaits tomorrow, buenas noches!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, Stucco Day


Today we had a stucco party! After breakfast and morning prayers, we enjoyed our second-to-last quiet time and then split up to tackle a section of the perimeter wall of the orphanage property, armed with stucco hawks, trowels, and cement bags. In healthy competition, we managed to blow OBT 1 out of the water, completing 16 wall sections (compared to OBT 1's mere 11 sections).

After the stucco party we had lunch and then headed down to the beach for some good old-fashioned R&R. We swam, played frisbee and futbol, and in general just had a great time. Later in the evening we had a debriefing session with our site leaders, during which we discussed our goals for the week and how they have been achieved. After dinner and evening prayers, Geoff and Mike led us in our group debriefing, urging us to question how we will take what we have learned and seen this week back home. Add in a splash of Val Yova and a touch of Madi, and overall it was a great debriefing session. After the debrief, the goodbyes and packing began. To echo our final post from OBT 1, we hope that tomorrow will bring safe travels to all of our workers and lead them to carry God's word back home with them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday at the Ranch


And on the fifth day we rested and played sports.