Friday, October 21, 2011

Mee-hee-ko (title inspired by Jordan)

In high school, I didn't spend my spring break trips in Cabo, or Las Vegas, or hanging out at the beach

I spent my spring breaks playing with ninos in Mexico.

My youth group went on a serve trip every year to a city called Ensenada
where we were paired with one or two little orphans. 
These individual kids became our buddy for the whole week.


(this was my precious nina, Viridiana, the first year that I went)

(and this little angel's name is Rocio, I fell in love with her and wanted to adopt her instantly)

This trip was EASILY one of my favorite trips my high school group ever did.
I learned how to love people. 
And in return, I learned the depth of God's love for me.
I learned how to serve God with my whole heart
and to serve other people with a willing and helpful attitude without complaining.
I learned to appreciate the simple treasures in life that I am fortunate to have back home...

-my wonderful and loving parents
-my job at the time
-my education
-my church
-my friends
-my life

I also encountered God in a unique and beautiful way with dear friends by my side
by hiking a mountain in the middle of no where...

Each year, it became our getaway, our mission, our fellowship spot.
We helped each other to the very top and once we got there
we stared at the miraculous beauty of the world that God created.
We sat there, and talked about God 
and his creation 
and his love 
and our youth group 
and the ninos 
and our love for one another.
we encouraged each other and prayed to our Father together.

Mexico is one of my favorite places in the whole entire world
for all of these specific reasons...

and i get to go back tomorrow!
Friday- Sunday

[please be praying for my church while we are there]

Blog and pictures soon to come :)

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