Arriving June 1 and departing June 8, an 11-member mission team from Church of the Good Shepherd – Episcopal of York, SC visited Casa Hogar La Familia for the first time, but according to several members of the team, “It won’t be our last.”
Led by Spanish-speaking team leader, Tanya Whitehead, this mission team spent much of their project time working in one of the local schools. Actually, it was the school attended by Lalo and Suri. They helped out with various cleaning chores and interacted with the students.
Team member, Kevin Duncan, built three sturdy wooden tables for the casa hogar. After locating a truck loaded with bamboo, Paul Mishoe purchased enough bamboo to build what looks a lot like a Native American teepee. The children loved playing on the teepee, climbing, swinging and doing flips on the bamboo structure.
While at the casa, several of the youth taught the children how to apply makeup while others washed down the walls leading up to the second floor church area.
On Sunday, one of the families attending church invited the 11-member team to participate in the “presentation” of their daughter to the life of the church with the beautifully decorated cakes you’ll see in the photographs that accompany this newsletter.
The final day of the York Team’s visit to Mexico included touring the pyramid in Cholula and going on a privately guided tour of some of the attractions in the beautiful City of Puebla.
Don’t forget to take time to look over the photos the York-team took on their visit to Mexico.