April 10, 2010

to mexico i go...

a week from today i'll be heading back to the 'house of joy' orphanage in san pedro mexico. i was there last october just two weeks after they officially opened their doors. on that trip our team of five helped make their new house a home by painting the interior and having fun playing with the seven kids who lived there. we also heard some sweet stories about our new friends ruby and lizeth, and spent a lot of time cracking up at little aneth's laugh.

our team has grown to nine and it sounds like the orphanage has grown to seventeen! the plan this time is to install ceiling fans in the interior, build a playground outside and create a fire-pit with a seating area on the property. we're excited to see how the building has progressed in the six months since we've seen it, but we're even more excited to see our friends again! (one can only hope that our drunk friend will pay us another visit)

after our last trip, heidi (our fearless leader) made a two thousand ten calendar with pictures from our visit and sent it to the kids. our april trip was already marked and terry (the missionary) tells us the kids are counting down the days! here they are looking at the photos and anticipating our arrival...
although, if i'm honest, i do have to say that one of the driving forces behind my desire to go on this trip has to do with the guys that sell fried dough out of their pickup trucks...it's mmm mmm good...

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