January 26, 2004

Mom: the Mexican Missionary

Yes, my mom is becoming a missionary for a week. She and a large group of women and men from my church are taking a missionary aid trip to Mexico in February. They will be helping with the prison, orphanage, and rehabilitation ministries at the Bill and Fayth McConnell ranch in Arizona, near the Mexican border.

Don't you love his tie? :-) They are such sweet people. They came to our church to speak one Sunday; their experiences were very moving.

I am so excited for her. She is taking a big suitcase full of dolls and toys for the children in the orphanage. My mom keeps giving. She is going to take time out of her life for others...I have never been so proud and felt so much admiration toward anyone in my life.

I want to go so badly, but my crutch is school. Thankfully, the group will go periodically to Mexico to help in projects similar to this one. Perhaps during vacation.

As Pentacostal Christians living in a free country, we have never experienced outright oppression for faith, but she may on her trip. The Mexican government and its people live by different standards.

I pray for her safety and hope she has a great time. What an experience! I will keep everyone posted on the progress of her endeavor.

***Downside***She doesn't know any Spanish. :-(

***Upside***Round-trip airfare less than $270 THANK YOU Travelocity. :-)

Posted by Amanda Cochran at January 26, 2004 8:42 PM

I think that is so amazing. I would do that if I could. I really would. Anything that I could do in my own power to help people is a must for me.

I'm proud of your mom, too, Amanda :) GO Amanda's MOM! woo!

Posted by: Karissa at January 27, 2004 12:03 AM

I know. Now we have to sign her up for tanning sessions to get her some color. She is just as pasty as I am :-D

Posted by: Amanda at January 27, 2004 10:26 AM

Amanda, that is so cool! Its a really great thing that your mother can take time away from her current life to go help other people, I'm sorry that you can't do the same.

Posted by: Diana at January 28, 2004 2:24 PM

As I said at lunch today...THAT IS AMAZING!!!! She is definetly gonna have a blast.

Posted by: Tiffany at January 28, 2004 8:31 PM

Hey that's great that she gets to go. I'm going next month to Mexico. I had to get excused from school too, but I know that it will be worth it.

Posted by: Esther at February 21, 2005 10:26 AM
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