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Broadfording students travel to Chihuahua, Mexico

June 01, 2008

A group of 31 high school students from Broadfording Christian Academy used their spring break to travel to Chihuahua, Mexico, where they administered to the poverty-stricken women and children there.

The group worked in two soup kitchens and helped prepare and serve meals to 45 to 85 children and adults each day.

One of the soup kitchens was known as Pastor Jorge's Soup Kitchen. Some members of the mission team poured a cement floor in a building that was used as a church near Pastor Jorge's kitchen, while other team members helped serve meals at the soup kitchen.

The other soup kitchen was Rosy's Soup Kitchen, where students were either serving meals or working to clean out a warehouse that they painted both inside and out, so that it could be used as a church, too.

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The mission team performed Vacation Bible School activities for the children every day, either before or after serving meals. In between jobs, the mission team spent time playing with the children.

The mission team also got to visit a place called the "Brick Village." This is a place where approximately 45 families live without electricity or adequate food, and with barely any shelter. The mission team distributed bags of clothing to the families in need there. The mission team agreed to give up their food money for the trip back home in order to collect enough money to purchase a few more needed items for the families at the village, and they also gave up their one afternoon to sight-see in order to spend additional time with the village people.

This was the third year that a group of students from BCA went to Chihuahua to help at the soup kitchens. The mission trips have been life-changing experiences for the students, and many are already signing up for next year's trip.

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