Tuesday, November 03, 2009


On November 11, there's no school. So we're going to go to Mexico for the day. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. You can sign up by e-mail through the contact info in the sidebar of this blog or by calling the office and talking to Brian.
  • WHEN? Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2009. Meet 7am at Journey. Return 8pm. One day round trip.
  • WHO CAN GO? Any adult or student with a valid U.S. passport.
  • WHERE? “His Ministries” in Tecate, Mexico.
  • HAS ENCOUNTER BEEN BEFORE? Yes, we go yearly to Mexico and serve with Jim and Linda Doss who run a daycare center in a suburb of Tecate about 20 minutes across the border.
  • IS IT SAFE? Yes and No. Yes, it is safe to travel. Jim and Linda Doss do it several times a week. No, we will not travel if safety is a ever an issue that should be of concern- we are not traveling through some drug war you hear about on TV. No, traveling anywhere, especially internationally is ever “safe.” Yes, Brian will be bringing his small children and making parent–like paranoid internationally safe decisions.
  • WHAT WILL WE DO? Depending on the size of our team. We will do some or all of the following: We will help at the daycare center. Do a few projects around the center. Repair a roof for a family. Hang out with the child we sponsor, Hector. Eat. Eat. Eat. Speak and learn Spanish. Play with kids. Bond. Etc.
  • IS IT SAFE TO EAT? Yes, we will provide you with clean, safe drinking water and food.
  • I WANT TO GO, WHAT DO I DO? Have your parent talk to Brian via the contact info in the side bar or on the papers we've been passing out in Encounter. You need a parent permission slip signed and notarized and Brian needs to speak with them, then you’re good to go.