Thank you for your prayers as we went on this trip. God is really using Pastor Wenceslao and his family in Mexico. Please continue to pray for Pastor Wenceslao and his family and the churches in Jalpan and Landa.
On Tuesday, September 20, we flew into Queretaro, Mexico. Everything went smoothly in the airport. When we got there, we met our translator Josue at the airport. Then we drove the four hours of very curvy roads to Jalpan. That night we ate with Pastor Wenceslao and his family and some of the church people. I actually didn’t eat with them because I was still getting over the curvy roads, so I stayed at the hotel. Everyone that did go said it was a great meal.
On Wednesday we went to the medical brigade site and met Diego, the man who put the brigade together, and helped set up. I mainly helped Alice set up the glasses area. That night at supper a lady from the church bought a big cake for Jenny’s birthday.
On Thursday we did the medical brigade! That morning when we got to the building we had a devotional with everyone who was helping. Then we got started! There were not a lot of children so I helped with glasses. After lunch there were some children so we got to take care of them. The children were so cute and awesome.
On Friday we did the medical brigade again. I helped with the glasses again until lunch. There was a lady not far from the building that was the school’s cafeteria cook and was paid by the mayor to cook for us every day. The food was really good. After lunch there were a lot of children. I made about thirty animal balloons in ten minutes for only ten children because I did not know how to say “you are only allowed to have two balloons each” in Spanish!!
On Saturday we did the medical brigade again. This was the day with the most people. I helped with glasses and the kids in the morning. We went to eat lunch in three groups and Anna and I were in the first group so poor C.J. ,who helped with the children, was all alone, and when we walked out of the building we saw about six boys coming in the door! Let’s just say he was soaked with sweat when we came back from lunch, and he looked like he was going to pass out. Somehow he survived with all the children. After the medical brigade was over that day, we said good-bye to all the doctors and people who helped with the brigade.
On Sunday we went to Pastor Wenceslao’s church in Jalpan. It was so awesome to get to worship with them even though we couldn’t speak the same language. After church they fed us an amazing meal. We got to go back to the hotel and rest. Then we drove to the church in Landa. After the service they fed us another amazing meal. Sadly, we had to do the hardest part in the whole trip by saying good bye.
On Monday we drove back to the Queretaro airport. On the way there we stopped at a little town called Bernal to look around and eat. Then we flew back to Louisville.
God blessed us so much through this trip. I’m thankful for the team I got to go with. Our team worked really well together even though there were several different personalities. I’m so thankful I got to go on this trip. I would encourage you to pray about going on the next trip. I now you probably have many fears, but I did too, and God worked through those fears. I was scared about everything, but God showed me that I just needed to trust in Him. If I had not gone, I would have been mad at myself for not going and letting my fears control me. I would love to go back to Mexico, and I’m sure you would want to go back if you went.