Every spring break since 1985*, people from Christ on Campus at the University of Arkansas drive from Fayetteville down to Mexico. For several years prior to 1999 we'd go to Vida Nueva Ministries--near Piedras Negras (across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas)--which is a children's home and more, where we would plant trees, dig septic tanks, paint, pour concrete, etc. Since 1999 we've been going to Amor Ministries in Ciudad Juárez (across from El Paso), where we build a house for a needy family. I've been six times; twice to Piedras, four times to Juárez. * In 2000 we went to North Carolina to do flood relief (Hurricane Floyd); Gulf Coast in 2006 and 2007 (Katrina).
Here's a photo album from the 2006 Texas hurricane relief trip.
Here's a photo album and the trip journal from the 2005 trip.
Here's a photo album and the trip journal from the 2004 trip.
Here's a photo album and the trip journal from the 2003 trip.
Here's a photo album and the trip journal from the 2002 trip.
Here's a photo album and the trip journal from the 2001 trip.
Here's a photo album from the 2000 North Carolina hurricane relief trip.
Below are a few pictures from previous years:
|It's much too slow...we're going to Mexico. In "Big Red" (the van), March 1996|
|Vince and Jamie put the finishing touches on the new building at Vida Nueva Ministries while Phil, Shannon, and Dean keep a lookout for wild dogs, March 1996|
|Maelo, Jeff, and Jason in their weird pow-wow. I think they were reciting poetry, March 1996|
|Cassiewith Dave and Laurieabout to be baptized, March 1996|
|Jeff, I, Jeremy, and Daryl digging a 6x8x8 foot septic tank at Vida Nueva, near Piedras Negras, Mexico. "Bel-Aire" and Big Red in the background, March 1997|
|Overjoyed on the new tile floor in the guest kitchen/common room, March 1997|
|These are some friends (most of them from Christ on Campus at the U of A) in Juárez City, Mexico (across from El Paso, where my Dad was born), in front of the then-mostly-complete house we built for the Ramirez family March 15-18, 1999.|
|This is me eating "Trevly" ice cream. I got a new nick-name in Juárez. (photography by Junyr)|
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