The spring break season of serving continued this past week with a family trip of 27 members from Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, Minnesota. The team was joined by one student from Saint Louis University on their projects of building two houses at Kilometer 30 in south Juarez and some small projects around the campus in El Paso. The group, made up primarily of families from the church on their spring break from school arrived ready to work and share the gospel with all they encountered.
The team hit the ground running right off the bat, as there was a semi truck of donations to unload at the mission, while the mexico teams quickly attacked the task of building two homes. The truck was quickly unloaded at the donated items placed in their proper areas on campus, and the frames for the homes rose quickly on the concrete slabs in Juarez. By the time the afternoon sun began its descent, the team was happy with their progress and ready to see what other amazing moments the rest of the week would hold for them.
A recent high wind storm had damaged the roof of the storage shed near the dormitory and the team working on campus not only repaired the damaged sheet metal, but also made improvements to the storage area itself with new siding and reinforcing the roof, as well as organizing the items already there, allowing for more storage space for future donations. The families of kilometer 30 watched the construction of their new homes each day while their smiles grew larger as they saw their dreams of a new home become reality as their new friends from Minnesota finished their construction projects. Each family was given a hand made cross with a blessing written on it to hang in their new home as a reminder of God’s love for them as well as the friendships made as Family of Christ served the family of Christ.