Sunday, April 10, 2011

week numero uno

SEMANA UNO en mejico J
It is Sunday night and it is close to being our first complete week here in Mexico, Tijuana. Seeing as it has only been around 5 days of ministry so far, I have had my heart so moved & changed already and I am so excited for everything else that will come! What has happened so far:
Wednesday: 5.30am wake up, to get ready to go to an orphanage to serve breakfast to some children there. We arrived a little late so we couldn’t actually make breakfast but we ended up just hanging out with the babies. There were 19 small babies/toddlers and 18 older children. When I saw the babies I just wanted to steal them all away. The children there were the most joyful, smiley babies I have ever seen in my life, and this is not an exaggeration. They would all beg to be hugged, cuddled, tickled, fed... It made me realise how much we take for granted... and also how blessed I am to have parents. I also just wanted to praise the orphanage workers who are giving up their lives to invest in these young people. J How great their reward will be.
Thursday: On this day, all of the girls in the team went to a girls prison inside the city. There were about 6 girls there and as a group we just sang Spanish worship songs, and then two DTSers and two of the Mexican girls shared their testimonies. However, the saddest thing was that the two girls weren’t even in prison for justified reasons. The rules had been tilted and unfair, which makes me realise how much justice affects the world... and the lack of it.
Friday: On this morning I went to the Orphanage again to serve breakfast. I helped Emily, Michael & Eli with school work, and then we went to the town of Rosarito to hand out flyers. We later had wonderful authentic Mexican tacos and burritos... MUY delicioso!
Saturday: This day was a crazy busy day but so much fun! A local church had been planning to do a skating event in the town of Rosarito and our team got invited to be a part of this. This was wonderful because it meant we got to share some dramas and dances with the estimated 500 teens & families there! It was wonderful, everything went smoothly. Praise the Jesus.
Sunday: Today we went to a church to be a part of the kids programme, do a drama and share a little bit. This was a 4 hour long time! However I enjoyed every second of it, the children were so precious, the Spanish worship was wonderful and even though the music failed in the drama, the team picked it back up very professionally =]
I am so blessed to be on this outreach and with all the wonderful people here! On our team there is people from all over the world! Literally... America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China/Russia, France, England (YES) , Sweden, Korea.. (: Its so great to bring all of our talents together and make something out of it.

Anyways, this is the first weekly update about what is happening!
Love you all!


1 comment:

  1. Elisa: Sounds wonderful! I just want you to know that I am praying for you and all the precious lives that you will touch for our Lord Jesus! Thanks for update.

    Samantha Neville