This group is spending time in Puebla, Mexico working with families through Habitat for Humanity. The team is helping build two houses, but also experiencing the culture through a variety of activities, including exchanging cultural experiences with the people we’re working alongside through the week.
A Cultural Exchange Between Two Countries
The halfway point of our journey with two amazing families come in the form of a “cultural exchange” on Wednesday (even though we have been exchanging cultures from the moment we stepped off of the plane in Mexico City). The ladies of the Puebla community spent much of the morning in preparation for the exchange
Letters to Home
Dear Mommy: I miss you sooo much, but I want you to know how apprieciative I am of you. Without your love and support, I wouldn’t be here in Mexico taking part in this amazing opportunity. You did everything in your power to make sure that I got the chance to be a part of
Los Buene Gente in El Verde
What a privilege to meet and work with the families today, our first day “on the job.” We drove to the community of San Salvdador el Verde where they had a welcoming ceremony for us on the site of one of the houses. We tried our Spanish and at least one of them–the wife of
The Day by JK
Today was our free day and we went and began our adventure by taking pictures in a beautiful, luscious plaza. After enjoying the fountains and greenery there, we walked to the market. It was a wonderful, very exciting experience. There were so many beautifully made things there; all kinds of hand carved wooden figurines, eclectic
Mexico lindo y querido!
Mexico lindo y querido! Wow. How or where to start? Every aspect of this first day has been awesome, amazing, stupendous, esplendido, fabuloso, grandioso, etc. Today two of my major traveling dreams have come true and what a better way to experience it than with “mis amigos” de ASB. Today we took a tour of
The fun has only just begun…
Yesterday was a LONG day of travelling. After staying up the entire night and chugging the biggest Monster energy drink that I could buy before heading to meet everyone on campus, I felt that I was ready to go. We got to the airport and it really began to sink in with everyone just how
A journey of a thousand miles begins…
The first steps for our journey began 10 months ago when the student leaders were selected for this year’s ASB teams. Then last fall the teams were selected and as the adviser for the Mexico Habitat team I had the privilege to meet 13 awesome students. In January we really gelled during our service retreat
Mexico, here we come…..Did I forget to pack anything?
Passport……….Check Sunscreen…….Check Bug Spray……Check First aid kit…..Check With only 8.5 hours until we have to be at Talley tomorrow morning, I’m sure everyone else on my team is doing the same thing as me…either packing or looking at the list of items that we need to pack in preparation for our trip to Mexico. Many