“HAND-ME DOWNS”


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A local elementary school is being rebuilt. It’s old and over-crowded. So when the doors closed on the last day of this past school year, the school was closed. The children will go to a different school next year while their school is being rebuilt. But that doesn’t mean the old school out lived its usefulness. There were still many items in the classrooms that could be used, lockers, desks, chairs, whiteboards, etc. The school district auctioned them off by classroom. My church bought more than a dozen classrooms for our Mexico Mission Ministries. Part of our youth mission project was to load up the items we purchased. In two days, 24 students and 6 adults loaded  1 1/2 tractor trailers with approximately:

  • 12 banks of lockers
  • 300 student desks
  • 300 student chairs
  • 25 teacher desks
  • 40 Adult chairs
  • 30 Tables
  • 20 Audio visual carts
  • 20 file cabinets.
  • 20 book shelves
  • 10 white boards
  • Contents of the nurse’s clinics
  • Even a box full of pencil sharpeners

It was hard work. The lockers and white boards had to be removed from the walls. Some desks had to be partially disassembled. The student desks and chairs had to be gathered from locations all over the building. But our “hand-me-downs” will go on to bless and educate a generation of kids in another country. Please pray for those receiving these items. Pray for them to have a safe and comfortable learning environment. And please pray a blessing on the kids who just finished this mission project. They are outstanding teens. I was a privilege to be a part of their team.

Walk in His Light,

Julie

Mission Trip


I’m very blessed to be part of a church that serves. This afternoon I am honored to have the privilege to join 150+ teens and 50+ adults who will begin a week long mission trip to Mansfield, Texas. That’s right; we’re staying home and serving the community that has given so much to us. So if you see one of 20 white vans (there will be a number in the window) be sure to wave and say a prayer.

A year of planning.

Countless support people.

2,400 Meals.

800 Showers.

150 Teens.

50 Adults.

20 Vans and work Teams.

5 Days.

2 Churches.

1 City.

United Mission Week. Mansfield Texas.

We appreciate your prayers.