This week in Mexico 6-5-21

Preparing for schools to start up in-person again and helping the kids learn and navigate change and uncertainty in the meantime—lessons they’ll need for adulthood too, as we all well know. Our house build continues and you see the walls going up below!

Quick links to the other parts this week:

Our house project

Our house build is moving along well! When we’ve done wood construction before, the walls go up so fast, and then it looks like nothing is happening for a while as we get the electrical and insulation placed. With block, it looks more like just a steady march toward the finish line. It’s so wonderful to see walls go up! And even more wonderful knowing this building, a labor of love funded by siblings in another country who have never met them, will provide safety and security to a very in-need family.  Also, building means I get to keep up with all the construction terms that I don’t really know in either language, but I can work-around to figuring it out eventually.

Our kids group- Escualita

Earlier, we were told the kids would return to in-person school the second week of June. Now they aren’t sure, and we are waiting for the official word.  Figuring out when and how to begin is balancing the kid’s education with the risk of at-risk members of the community. I think for all of us the last year has been an exercise of weighing of risk/benefit options.  I know from hearing from parents with kids in school in the US that it’s been like this for them for a whole year, going back and forth on how to best do school! The waiting and uncertainty is hard for adults, but it’s even harder on our kids. With so many vulnerable people in our community here, we do want them to proceed cautiously, it’s just hard on the kids to be told yes, then maybe. So we’ll keep doing school until it’s time to stop.

We love after-school snacks and art time. Many of our kids keep their Bibles out even after Bible class has ended. We are right now figuring out how to do VBS for them this year, and currently thinking a weekend setup might be best if the kids will have classes over the summer.

And that’s our week in Mexico! Thank you for all your prayers!

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Thank you for your love, and your prayers for those we serve around the world! It’s absolutely amazing what happens when we come together and follow the Lord’s leading. I’m beyond grateful for you all!

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God bless you!
♥ Samantha