Coming home…

And here we are at the end of my six month internship. There is so much I have learned in the past half year. I have grown to know what I should not be and who I need to be. My identity is in Christ and that is all that matters. I have made mistakes…

Nearing the end

There is only one week left of my internship with YUGO ministries. As I am nearing the end I have started to say my goodbyes to some people I will not see for awhile. There has been many friendships made and I am very thankful for everyone I have met. The end is in sight…

Summer Rush

For the past two weeks I feel like I have been running non-stop. It has been good to have 200 plus people here but it makes everything crazy. Not only do construction interns build from 9-4:30 but they also have chores to do every day. Chores include trash, breakfast prep, lunch prep (am and pm),…

Holding on to God

The last three weeks have been hard and busy. Currently I am serving God here in Mexico. That does not mean that my life is carefree and easy. I serve alongside many different people and have learned many life lessons in the past few months. James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and…

New beginnings

My weeks are quickly getting busier and crazier as I start my first summer with YUGO ministries. There are now ten interns, our final two interns to come were Alice from Virginia and Ben from Pennsylvania. I now have two roommates and it is great! Week 15: Since it was the first week with most…

Making a difference

Last week I returned to Mexico after a short break in Minnesota. While I was home, I caught up with friends and visited the first team I worked with from Canada. Working with YUGO, I have met people from all over the US and Canada. Some of those connections will be lifelong. Now that I…

Halfway there

Last week I built my final house before all the interns went home for a short break. We will return the final week of May, and more interns will join us the first week of June. Week 13: On Monday, I went with Lalo (YUGO foreman) to level land for a house build in June….

Tres Meses

This week marks my third month in Mexico. Being here is such an awesome opportunity. There have been so many challenging, growing, and fun experiences. Every week I meet and get to work with so many amazing people. I love it! If you ever get the chance to go on a mission trip in another…

Switching it up

Although there have not been any teams for the past two weeks, we still worked and served in different areas of YUGO’s ministries. During the week we do not have teams we work in the “special projects” field and never know what to expect since there is a lot to be done. Week 9: I…

Two months!

I have now been in Mexico for two months! Every day is a new experience, every week is a different team, and every month is a lot of amazing memories. Week 6: There were no teams coming to build, so the interns and I did a bunch of random jobs. For the first day, we…