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Smiles of a Child

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Adventure, Blog, Featured, Gallery | 0 comments

Smiles of a Child

All of us at one time or another have looked at a famous person and thought, their life must be wonderful and exciting. Or how exciting is would be to join the Peace Corp. Most people are happy to dream but a few step out to live their dream. For the ones that take that leap of faith and live their dreams, great accomplishments can be achieved. Our work in Mexico started with a dream, it was not my dream but it was a dream shared with me in the hope that we could help fulfill it. That was eight...

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Homes 4 Children

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in Adventure, Blog | 0 comments

Homes 4 Children

Snow in the Baja of Mexico? Yes; We are working hard to provide for God’s poorest children. New project, “Homes 4 Children” is under way, one panel at a time is being built, painted numbered and stacked for Mexico. Bob Brothwell (82) came up with the idea of building with SIP-Panels but when priced to build a 24’x24′ home the cost was $18,000. We talked and decided to build our own panels for $1,462. I got input from a structural engineer from Hancock and we started to put...

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Stuck in Mexico

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Featured, Gallery | 0 comments

Stuck in Mexico

Much like the times before, our trip into Mexico consisted of a truck filled along with Bob’s trailer piled high. On this trip we would use the Dodge truck because we had four going down this week. Shane called late Friday night and told Leslie that he had fallen on his snow board and would not be able to make the trip. At the border we got the guard the I used to call the BULL DOG. A few months ago God touched her heart. She now sees what we do for God’s children. She will still...

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God’s needy children

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

Our minister is growing it would seem. Our trip south yesterday with Shane and myself was to be a full day serving those in need. As we went from place to place dropping off food and some toys Shane prayed with all the families we served. Blue Mountain I went with Brenda to order cement, sand and gravel so she can finish the floor of the new addition that is being built for her family of seven children. She asked if I could bring her to a friend that also has seven children. This woman broke...

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Doors and 1,000 miles

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

Doors and 1,000 miles

At 4:00 am my friend Bob and I headed north on a mission to pick up the last of the 658 doors that had been donated for God’s work in Mexico. With my brothers flat bed trailer hitched behind the Dodge we made our way through LA and up the grape vine. Soon the sun was braking with a new and exciting day before us. Chris the manager at the Sacramento Arizona Tile store was happy to see me once again and unlocked the large door to the ware house. It was a large empty 20,000 sq foot ware house...

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Loaves and Fishes

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

Loaves and Fishes

As we pulled up to the Mexican border early this morning I was not aware of the lessons God would show us today. I got out of the truck as another truck pulled alongside at the declaration office. The roof rack on his truck was piled high with lumber and the bed was also filled. I said to the man you have a large load. He gave me a pleasant smile and we started to talk. As the guard came across to look at our loads he said that he also helps a rehab center. Soon we were talking about people...

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The Bare Backed Preacher

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

The Bare Backed Preacher

As the years go by and the many stories pile up every once in a while things happen that show me a clear view of God’s blessings in our work south of the border. Saturday 7:30 am I pulled into the Mexican border with our truck once again over-loaded. As I looked across to the guard that was coming to inspect the mighty load on the old Chevy I cringed. It was the woman border guard that I have had many times. She always seemed grumpy in the past and really strict and down to the business at...

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A Plastic Dump Truck and Children

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

A Plastic Dump Truck and Children

Today was a strange day. Everything at the border went as usual, they looked and we paid. As we headed through town I saw flashing light and soon a siren. As I pulled over and got out to front the officer he extended his hand and I shook it. The load on the old Chevy towered above the cab and included couches, dining room table and six chairs. Also 2,000 lb of food and stuff stuffed in to fill the voids. The officer asked where we were going and I told him, he asked for the paperwork from the...

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What is it like?

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Featured, Gallery | 0 comments

What is it like?

The team from Providence Christian College; four facility men, eight ladies and one young man arrived in Escondido Friday night. Drew and his friend from Ontario also joined the team. Saturday morning we met for breakfast at Dan & Sherlene Pincellis home in Escondido at 5:30. By 6:00 we were on our way south. Saturday mornings first stop was at the men’s rehab center in Blue Mountain to drop off food and Bibles. Brenda and the children were waiting for us to arrive and the children were...

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April in Mexico

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 in Adventure, Blog, Gallery | 0 comments

April in Mexico

This Saturday Leslie and I will head south to bring food to the folks we serve. The new office at the men’s rehab center is ready for the windows. We had a donation of windows last summer and we had no idea were we would use them. God often provides things for our work way before we need them. We have learned that God likes when we trust that He has a plain for our lives and the things He provides. On April 16th we have a team of 20 students and staff from the Providence Christian College...

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