Baja Mission Project June 2-14
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No Pictures, bus trip back to San Diego.
Joan and Cheryl
We had 75-80 people at the service at the Catheral
Joan & Cheryl
Here is another link that you can go to to follow the mission team.
Commissioning Service for the Mission Team
The Baja Mission team is making final preparations to leave for Mexico on June 4th. The commissioning service for the team will be held on Sunday (June 3rd) at 7:00 pm in St. John's Cathedral. Even though you may not be going to Mexico, plan to come out to the service to give prayer and spiritual support to the mission team.
The Baja Mission group is going to build two houses for two Mexican families. Here is a little information on the two families.
Angelica and her family
Angelica has three children, Victor (7), David (6) and Maria (5). Angelica works in the fields and makes about $50-60 per week. She also sells raffle tickets to help cover the medical bills the family incurred when David was run over by a water truck. While his one leg had to be amputated above the knee, David is an active boy like any boy his age is. They currently live with Angelica's mom and other extended family next-door to the property they own.
Antonio and Ana and their family
Antonio and Ana have two girls, Esmeralda (18) and Natividad (14) and one son, Jesus (17). They have owned and lived on their land for many years and currently live in a tiny concrete house with a small wood addition. Mom and Dad both work in the fields and make about $150 per week. Jesus has Down Syndrome so the girls coordinate their school schedule so that while one is in school in the morning, the other stays with Jesus and vice versa in the afternoons. On the weekends their daughters work at a market to help pay the bills.
The mission team will be sending photographs and news back every day so check this site every day to stay up to date on the progress of the work. Also, please pray every day for the mission team of 29 people who are going to Mexico and for the two families they are working with.
Loving Creator, it is your joy to call youth, women and men to serve you across the barriers of race and language and culture; equip the members of this diocese, that are representing us in Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico, with the skills necessary for this outreach project. As members of your church, may all we do at home and abroad, be a grateful response to your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; to whom be glory now and forever. Amen.
Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico
Guerrero, lies 175 miles south of the U.S. border crossing at San Ysidro/Tijuana, in the center of the San Quintin (pronounced kin-teen) Valley. Ocean breezes help provide a temperate climate in Vicente Guerrero, which lies three miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The San Quintin Valley is a primary agricultural hub with farms in the area growing such crops as tomatoes, strawberries, onions and other vegetables. Farm owners hire agricultural workers at about $9-10 per day to work the fields, and they provide ground on which the workers and their families “squat.” A majority of these farm workers have migrated from the Mexican mainland state of Oaxaca, purchased land and built makeshift shelters for their families