With only a couple days left until we head out to Mazatlan, our team could not be more excited about the adventure we are about to embark on! Of course we are excited about spending time with children, working with Back2Back Ministries and immersing ourselves in the Mexican culture, however, we cannot express enough excitement about spending more time together as a team! Last weekend we had the privilege to spend a couple days together on a retreat; serving together, being vulnerable with one another, playing crazy games together, discussing our Enneagram results over dinner, and even attending a church together.
The weekend first started out with an early morning drive to Fort Wayne, where we worked on a cleaning project for a women’s and children’s shelter. This project was a great opportunity to learn our different skills and how we can work together as a team to get something done. After our adventures in cleaning, we moved onto our debrief at Dunkin Donuts (because who doesn’t love Dunkin) and discussed our snapshots of the day; or some meaningful moment that we want to take away from this experience. We then proceeded to head to the home we were staying at and shared our testimonies, ate dinner and had Enneagram discussions, as well as worship and have some group bonding time. The night brought all sorts of emotion, but really opened us up as a team and taught us how to encourage and love one another. The next morning we had the opportunity to attend a church service in the area, and allowed us to spend time worshiping our God together.
It was this weekend that really got us excited about spending more time together in Mazatlan. Mexico is something we are excited to experience, but more an adventure we are thrilled to take on together. It’s crazy to think in just 7 days we will be in a different country, using our individual gifts to glorify and worship our God. We ask that you would keep us in your prayers as we prepare for our trip in just a few short days! There are numerous people who are more than excited to go and focusing on this last week of school will be challenging as we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Please also pray for the people we will be working with in Mexico and especially for Back2Back Ministries and for all that they do throughout the entire year!
We hope you enjoy reading our blog and can’t wait to tell you all about our escapades in Mexico! 🙂