Thursday, March 24, 2016

Visiting the Esperanza Boys Home

After working all day at the Agape Girls Home, we headed over to one of the Boys homes for dinner! 
The kids enjoyed playing soccer (football en Español) while the adults looked on and chatted! 

Inside Linda Paul started setting up her loot!  She brought all sorts of games and gifts for the boys! 

She organized a car race! The boys all got to keep their cars, but the winner of the race received a prize! 

They took this racing thing seriously!! 

Linda had her hands full! 

Look....It's me and Jessica! 

and Mom! 

These boys definitely stole some hearts! 

After dinner we went to check out the boys rooms! They were excited to  show us their toys. Most of the boys only had one or two toys. They were very proud of their things and wanted me to take pictures of everything! LOL

Here Edwardo showed off his stuffed animal that he turned into his very own friend! So sweet! 

He was also proud to show off his artwork! He is a good little artist! 

The older boys were so sweet...A little too sweet to our teens! LOL

Then...The boys started being boys! 

They were so cute! Laughing and rolling around on the floor! 

Then the boys challenged our girls to an arm wrestling competition!  

They were taking this serious!! LOL

Then the girls decided to arm wrestle each other! Now this was funny! 

These boys were so sweet! I pray that they grow up to be Godly men! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Working at the Agape House Day 2 ~ STM Trip to Mexico

This is one of the active volcano's right near Nino's! There are two active volcano's. Because the area is so cloudy, it is hard to see them.  

In this picture you can see both volcano's.

Isn't God amazing?

Here we are all crammed into the van and heading to the Agape House to finish our different projects!

It's hard to see, but the kids are all in the very back of the van!

Here's another shot of the volcano.


So the first day of working we got a ton done, but on the second day we were determined to finish! 

We had the top half painted, the wall patched, the area's cleared, and we were ready to go!!!

The boys headed up on the roof to patch some spots.

They were ready and able! 

Let me just say, it gets VERY hot working on a roof in Mexico!

Mandy was soooo proud of what she and Mari Gaeta had accomplished! Look how big that wall is compared to Mandy!

This isn't even the whole wall!They did a GREAT JOB!! Only the bottom half needed to be painted! 

As I headed inside to help Linda and Jessica get set up painting the clinic area inside of the house, I decided to get some pictures of the grounds!

The girls help maintain the property. 

They have some playground equipment. 

Diane decided to jump on this monster task!
This wall had to be cleaned! 

She is so amazing! She didn't complain! 

Look at her go! 

We needed a paintbrush with an extension.Well, we didn't have one, so I improvised! 

I am so proud of my kids!They both worked so hard on this trip!