By: John Tilstra
Our trip has come to a close and we are sitting now in a 2 hour border lineup to go into San Diego from Mexico. We left our town of Vincente Guerrero this morning saying goodbye to our wonderful committed hostess Michelle from Welcome home preschool for the less fortunate families.
We then said good bye to Juan and his family at breakfast and gave him the remainder of our clothes, shoes and other donations for their use at the group home or for the workers.
They really do the heavy lifting in life by taking care of the old folks. Initially we thought why would we help but the answer came clear as we worked and ate lunch every day with the elderly. This was about finishing your life with dignity and respect even thou you have nothing to give back to society from a long life. Each person gave us hope in the world with respect and quiet love they could show.
They all said good bye and I’m sure Martin will miss the Centra Cares Crew. It was very humbling how this ministry works to get volunteers to help from EFCCM, local people bringing lunches and working only from donations to administer the ministry financially.
We have created another boost of hope in the world with our 12 member team.
I am so proud of our entire team and on behalf of Corinne, Steve and I, we thank each of you for your dedication to the project at hand. We all got along excellent and our memories will last forever.
Thanks to Pat Place and Lanson Foster for thier support and help on our trip. They both worked extremely hard with our group to accomplish our goals of helping others.
You all gave so much and for this I’m thankful.
Special thanks to Steve Neufeld (EFCCM missions) for all his organizational skills and organizing our trip. He took care of everything from materials needed, housing, food, and shoveling with the concrete crew. You truly are a special person with the patience and gift of making the world better. God has truly blessed you with the heart of giving.
Heather thank you for all your help with the entire organizing of our Centra Cares Crew on pre-trip planning.
Many blessings to all.