posted on February 27, 2017 00:12
Over February break, fifteen Finney students and three Finney parents traveled to Mexico to serve at an orphanage called Rancho De Sus Niños (Ranch of His Kids).
Finney’s Project Compassion mission team was blessed to share God’s love with 43 beautiful children who live at the orphanage, and over a 100 more who are bused to Rancho every weekday for school. Each missionary experienced a heart connection with at least one child. For me, there were two girls—Gloria and Reyna—best friends. I first met these two active and exuberant girls on Project Compassion’s 2015 mission to Rancho. (If you want to see the two girls, watch the “Rancho 2015” film on the “video” page at dosomethinggreater.com
. The girls appear at 1:54.)
My Project Compassion intern, Senior Shaun Corbett, led devotions after breakfast on most mornings. After devotions, it was time to work. Our first project was painting three elementary school classrooms (we served with another mission team from San Diego). Our final project, which we worked on for three days, was tough—digging a trench and filling it with concrete. The team also brought acts of compassion and prayer to local communities on several outreaches on the Rancho bus.
One of the many highlights during our mission was the pre-dawn hike to the top of a tall hill on campus for worship in the shadow of a tall cross. Junior Meghan Morral led worship as the sun appeared above a low-lying layer of clouds. On the last day of our mission, the team members shared their “favorite moments,” and we ended by expressing our thanks to God through prayer and song. It was a such a heart-touching time that and I can say with confidence that the Mexico 2017 mission was one of the most spiritually fulfilling of Project Compassion’s 23 mission trips since November of 2012.