Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tecate trip. 12-21-13

Today we went to Tecate once again to serve those who are in need. It was a great trip!!!! We drove to the elderly hospice first. We only go there about 3-4 times a year because it's a good 40-50 minute drive after crossing the boarder and we have to go off roading for another 10-15 minutes. I just have to say that it was worth it! I love being there with the elderly men and just talk to them. These men have no families and they were abandoned and left to die in the streets. We got there and said our hellos then we sang some Christmas songs. I have to say, that my best part is always seeing Fidel. 

As soon as we get there he wants is to lift his bed to sitting position. He bearly talks due to an aneurysm and he is not mobile. I honestly don't think his teeth have been brushed in a long time and I will be honest, the smell there is horrible. Again, all worth it! 

He always has a smile on his face and his request is always the same; to sing worship songs. He just melts my heart! 

Then we went back on the road to the village on the out squirts of Tecate and I was in shock to see so many people. My friend Glenda counted 82 buckets! 

Everyone got busy, sorting and putting food in the buckets. By the end of the evening we passed out over 100 new toys, and 85 buckets of food ( we made extra just in case).