Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quinceañera in Tecate, Mexico serving the poor

Yesterday we had the privilege to go to Tecate, Mexico. We do this every 4-6 weeks to serve the poor. 

The boy's orphanage was doing a mini carnival to fundraise money for the orphanage. As a group we contributed by buying cans of sodas so that they could be sold. 

There were many vendors who were selling very delicious food. They donated their time and resources for the cause.

A few people left to the girl's orphanage to help decorate and the rest went to the village. We sorted the clothes, toys and food that were donated. Over 45 buckets of food were passed out. 

Afterwards we all went to the girl's orphanage to celebrate a quinceañera. This is a very special moment in a young girls life as she is now become a young woman. Her dress was made by a friends mom, someone donated money to have someone make the food and many other things were donated to make this occasion possible. The smile from Angelica's face could not be any brighter. She had this beautiful glow as people were congratulating her, getting ready and dancing the night away. 

It was another great event in Tecate, all the glory to god for the things He makes happen because all we do is allow Him to use us as His tools.