The 7th grade students are at this very moment in Mexico serving at Rancho de sus Ninos Orphanage. Here is the report so far:
Day 1 – Safe travels and orientation at Rancho de sus Ninos Orphanage
Day 2 – Our students worked on constructing concrete sidewalks that, when completed, will connect six different orphanage homes.
In the evening, students visited Colonia Rojo Gomez. They shared their personal testimonies of faith with the people of the colonia. They acted out a dramatic presentation prepared during Spanish class this year. The students teamed up with a woman in the colonia and prepared 144 burritos to pass out to the local people. They were a blessing in multiple ways!
Day 3 – Students worked hard digging huge trenches for a thrilling new project. The trenches are the first stage in an exciting and high tech water treatment system for Rancho. Because of an increase in water availability and usage, the old septic system is overwhelmed and failing. The new treatment system will create waterways that support aquatic plants, irrigation and landscaping that will enrich the environment for Rancho de sus Ninos.
In the evening, Baymonte students enjoyed some well earned time off! They also passed out free water to an area that does not have water available without charge.
What a blessing our students are to people who must be really thankful for their hearts of service. Mr. Patterson commented on how impressed he is with the healthy, happy and eager hearts of our students in a totally different and challenging environment.