One Last Gathering
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June 27th, 2010 – by: diisha392
This morning the warehouse was set up in rows of chairs facing the platform. Over to the left a pile of sleeping bags and pillows was forming, donations from team members for the people of the valley where we had worked. Our teen boys continued to help carry items up into the storage space in the warehouse "attic." Our praise band gathered on stage and after a few minutes everyone joined in worship. After the two songs Pastor Dennis stood up to speak for a short bit. His message of servanthood fit well with our time in Mexico. We then took Communion, little cups of grape juice, tiny squares of wheat bread.
Leaving went smoothly. We put our bags under a bus, took a final restroom stop, one last glance for forgotten items in the sleeping area. Ashley and I sat together, Colleen and Denise in front of us. We noticed Krista, Mark, and Emily hanging around one of the vans and watched with surprise as they got in along with Tina and her boyfriend. Putting two and two together, we realized that they had chosen to stay behind in Mexico for several more hours with the San Diegoans to finish the garden boxes that we had not had time for yesterday. Knowing Krista's work ethic, we weren't surprised they were staying, just a little surprised that they hadn't told us.
We settled in for the ride, this time along the toll road which kept us closer to the border. As I looked up into the hills, I could see the fence separating the US from Mexico. It stretched for miles, a bit surreal to see something that we heard politicians in DC discuss from afar but now was just across a narrow valley. The road turned from the valley on our approach to Tijuana. Our minutes in Mexico dropped away as the bus rolled on.
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