So my friend J is thankful for a new experience in her life, a short term mission trip to Mexico. See what she has to say.
I went on a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico in October , 2010 with a group from church. I had no idea what to expect . . . but was looking forward to what God was going to do there with us!!! We took children from a very small orphanage to a local zoo. The language barrier made things interesting as I know very little Spanish!! But love knows no language barriers . . we got to love on them, buy them treats and watch their faces light up!! They REALLY touched my heart!!! They just soaked up the hugs you gave them!!! I saw where they lived with so little . . . yet they were so happy!!! I realized how materialistic we are!! Their meals were NOTHING like the meals I served the children in my daycare!!! The one day we were there, it was 10:30 and they hadn’t had breakfast yet!! But every little face greeted us with a smile!!