|Chris F. - On this trip I met a girl named Monica who was really small and cute and
she was fun to play with, and I think the people really learned what we were there to do.
Jamie D. - What I really enjoyed doing in Mexico was listening to God and that really touched me because He taught me a lot of things and all I could do was cry.
Morgan L. - My name is Morgan L., and I am 12 years old. God has really blessed my life. Hes told me a lot of things. He talked to me and He really comforted me to help me talk to little kids about Jesus.
Stan W. - My name is Stan W. This trip - the most emotional, outstanding part for me was Pastor Niños talk to us - so much pain - that my self, and a lot of others couldnt stand it.
Megan K. - Im Megan, and Im 11 years old. When I came to Mexico, I didnt know what the culture was like, that the people were really poor. Although they were poor, they were able to bless me in many ways.
Scott B. - Hello, my name is Scott, and Im 12 years old, and the thing that blessed me most was seeing all the kids that when you gave them just this little thing that they would be so happy. And another thing is that Jesus healed me when I was sick, sick for three days, and Im just very thankful for that.
Jonathan W. - My name is Jonathan W. and I am 12 years old. One of the things that blessed me in Mexico was looking at how poor the Mexican people were and this one kid during the day he had like no shoes and if you give him like a piece of candy or anything you could see his face light up and he became so happy.
Christine L. - My name is Christine L. and Im 12 years old. The thing that really touched me the most was actually today when I saw a kid who had holes in his shoes, and I really am picky about my shoes, so that really taught me not to be too greedy about my shoes.
Russell E. - Hi, my name is Russell E., and I am 12 years old, and the thing that really touched me the most was when we went down there to the last place we went to they lived in cardboard houses and it made me realize that everything we have is just so great and it should make you not really want to complain about anything because you already have enough.
Kim B. - My name is Kim B. and Ive been blessed so much its hard to put into two sentences but I think the best blessing was at each camp when kids would come sit on my lap and we were able to watch our kids put their heart and soul in the production they were putting on for these little kids and their parents. And thats what touched me.
Johnathan B. - This is Johnathan B. and I am 11 years old. The thing that touched me was the kids were so cool in how they were always happy over all the small things that we take for granted.
Courtney B. - Hi, my name is Courtney, and Im 12 years old, God has done, oh 11...yeh, um, God has done a lot to me and He gave me the courage to hold the kids.
Carson M. - Hi, Im Carson and Im 12. I met a kid named Rolando, and he came from a very poor family and when I gave him the soccer ball he became really, really happy and he thanked me a lot. And I believe he came to Christ and I believe that many others came to Christ as well.
Jennifer M. - Hi, my names Jennifer and Im 11 years old. What really touched me at one of the migrant camps was one of the girls named Sydney, she came up to me before I even came to her and that taught me that it was my job to go to them first, not them come to me.
Lauren L. - Hello, my names Lauren and Im 11 years old. When we went to one of the schools, and we did bracelets, I did this bracelet with one girl and she was really happy to have a bracelet and she went somewhere and she gave me a piece of gum and I was really thankful because they are so grateful for something really small.
Terry L. - Im 21 years old, and the most important thing I think that Ive gotten out of this trip is the trip itself, getting out of my comfort zone, going to other places that are different with people that are different, and knowing that were all one in Christ, and can be, and that they have the same emotional and spiritual needs as I do, even though they speak a different language and dont come from the same place, that we are all Gods children ... (transmission garbled) ... in biblical terms of
them carrying it out into the nations has hit me more than ever before I think.
Casara P. - I met a little boy named Enrique, and I was able to give him food and also spiritual food and tell him about Jesus and it blessed me.
Alex J. - My name is Alex and Im 11 years old, and I was just blessed by all the kids, they didnt very much but they were so happy and we take everything for granted.
Richie F. - We have so much and we took like for granted - they just, with the little things, they appreciated it so much.
John M. - This is John M. and the most amazing thing that happened to me was the challenge of going to the top of the mountain at the foot of the idol and praying while at the same time having I guess some people yell and scream at us - that was a real challenge for me.
Leisa M. - Hi, this is Leisa M. and Im not saying how old I am. The best thing that I think I got out of all of this trip is that Im really inspired to continue the work when we go back to the States. There are a lot of needy people here but we also have a lot of needy people in our own communities and thats what I feel really inspired in John to do from this trip so I thank You, God.
Carrie F. - My name is Carrie F. and I think the most neat thing about this was our very first camp that we went to, the little boy on top of the outhouse doing all the dances with our kids with the biggest grin on his face that he just seemed to really enjoy the fact that we were there visiting with him was kind of staying back because he wasnt quite sure, but he was sure excited about what we were doing.
Mr. Suderow - Hi, this is Mr. Suderow and I think the greatest blessing for me was to see Gods faithfulness in the lives of Pastor Roberto Niño and how God provides for him and his congregation and how God used all of us, knowing just a little bit of Spanish God broke past the language barrier with His love. And I really believe that some significant touch was made for eternity in the lives of these little boys and girls and moms and dads and in the kids in the orphanage and God just chose to use us, it was really neat.
Rich F. - My name is Rich F., Sr. and I think the thing that touched me the most was the poverty of especially the migrant workers and how well off the poorest people in our country have it compared to them.
Todd - This is Super Todd, you dont know me from Adam, but the best thing about this trip has just been meetin you guys and what a wonderful, glorious time this week driving you all around, I hope you come back.
Mrs. Trueblood - Hi this is Kim and what I wanted to share was how the Lord has been reminding me to lay my burdens down, lay down my sadness, lay down my difficulties, and take up the joy of the Lord and as He was showing that to me I believe that thats His heart for these people also, that they would be able to exchange all their difficulties for His joy, and thats really what He wants to do is to bless them, and it really touched me.
Mr. Bushéy - This is Mr. Bushéy and two things real quick that blessed me, at the church service they were reading the same Scripture that we were going over and you could see how awesome Gods hand was because they had no idea what we were doing at the YWAM base and that God was just in it the whole time, and secondly at that first migrant camp after that school there was a little boy that was sitting down and he was holding his head and he wasnt playing soccer with the
rest of us, and I asked him in Spanish why he was sitting there, and he said, My head hurts, and I asked him, Well, can I pray for you? and he said, Yes, so I prayed for him, and then I asked him if he wanted to play and he said, No, and I turned around and we were getting set up for the presentation and I turned back and he was out playing with the kids and so it was really cool how God answered prayers so quickly for these people that He cares so much for them, so it was such an awesome thing and weve seen it over and over on this trip too, so it was just a really cool thing.
Toni - This is Toni - Im the Co-Host of the team, what really touched me was to see all of these kids come down and help other kids and to see these kids pray with the Mexican kids and it touched my heart to see the change from when they first arrived until now, and thats it.
Bigtha - Mi nombre es Bigtha, tengo diecinueve años - yo he estado en Ensenada y yo estoy contenta de trabajar como traductora con ustedes - ya que el año pasado no entendía nada y yo también estoy contenta ... transmission garbled ... nosotros muchas gracias por aceptar nos en su grupo, y es todo! .... translated ... My name is Bigtha, and I am 19 years old - I have been in Ensenada and I am pleased to work as a translator with you all - this past year I didnt understand
anything - and I am happy ... transmission garbled ... we thank you very much for accepting us (her and Axel - a friend and other translator) in your group, thats all!
Axel - I am Axel and I am 20 years old and Im really happy to be here and the most important thing I am learning this day is there is too much work and we have to do something to Christians here in Mexico and we have to wake up to see the needs of this in Ensenada.
Tim L. - This is Tim, and I really enjoyed getting to know the parents and the kids on this trip and just being so grateful and blessed that I was born into a Christian family and seeing my daughter serve the Mexican kids is just a real blessing to me.