Today we are heading out to do our final day of ministry here with devotionals for elementary, middle, and high school students. We’ll also do a prayer walk this afternoon, which the team is looking forward to! We have been so blessed to partner with Back2Back and learn from them this week. Yesterday we enjoyed a partial day off and went to the beach, which was gorgeous. Thank you so much for your continued prayers for our team!
Hello from the Cancun team! We are safe and well in the warm weather.
The team has spent the last few days going through some sessions on trauma competent care, learning how to love kids who have experienced trauma in a way that supports their sustainability. In the two community centers that Back2Back partners with, the team has led devotionals for a group of elementary age kids as well as middle schoolers and high schoolers. It’s been so fun to talk about our God with people who know Him but are from a different context.
We’ve also got to spend some time learning the way that the community centers work, from sitting in on tutoring sessions to being with parents during their parent classes. Our team knows limited Spanish, so getting out of our comfort zone is easy! While it is a challenge to navigate communication, it’s been a gift to be able to learn about our God and His people around the world through nonverbal communication and the blessing of translators!
We are thankful for your prayers and support back home! Keep praying for energy, unity, and comfort in the discomfort in the beautiful country of Mexico!
Meet Team Mexico! This team includes . . .
(Pictured from the left front row) Sarah Mangan, Lily Smith, Cassidy Clasen, Savannah Palumbo, McKenzie Nelson. (From left back row) Taylor Marshall, Kayla Hunter, Tori Trevorrow, Caroline Poland, Ben Kruger, Will VanDerNoord, and Jacob Halleen. (Not pictured: Sarah Bleeke)
In partnership with Back2Back Ministries, the team will have the opportunity to partner with local children’s homes, communities, and churches to meet the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of orphans.
Here are a few ways you can be praying for the team and their time in Mexico:
- For team unity as a whole. That we would be able to work well together, encourage one another where needed, and give grace throughout the time we are serving with Back2Back.
- For compassion and openness to learning as we begin to discuss more of the course content and engage in daily trainings down in Cancun.
- For safety and health for our time as we travel and work alongside the staff of Back2Back.
Their team verse is Isaiah 1:17, which says, “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
If you want to contribute to the Mexico team, please prayerfully consider giving at http://www.taylor.edu/give-online, click “give to Taylor World Outreach,” and select “TWO Spring Break – Cancun.”