Mexico Update

We have hit the final stretch of our stay here in Mexico and have entered the last week of our time together period.  I want to express the joy and pleasure it has been for all of us to have shared in this adventure with each of your children.  I want to honor each of them individually and tell each of you some of the many great things about your sons and daughters.  Hopefully this report will convey the great love and respect we have for each one.

Kenya is more beautiful on the inside than she is on the outside.  Her joy lights up a room and her giggles are contagious!

Gabe O. gives us all a reason to smile everyday.  There is ordinary and then there’s him!  Everything is brighter with him around.

Emily is a ray of sunshine on a really dreary day.  Her sweet spirit is inspiring, bringing out the best in all of us.

Peter is very compassionate, always empathetic to the needs of others and busy looking for ways to encourage!  His kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.

Anna has a great sense of humor.  She can find humor in almost every situation and has discovered that laughing is always better than crying.  Her laughter has been medicinal for our team and just what the Great Physician ordered!

Elizabeth reaps the many blessings that come from having learned that it is best to be quick to listen and slow to speak.  Her quirkiness is SO her and we all LOVE it!!

Gabe A. is more fun than bubble wrap!  He can find joy in everything and has kept us laughing all summer! Being around him is like being on a happy little vacation.

Derek is great at figuring stuff out.  Although his physical strength is obvious, his inner strength is mightier. His work ethic will propel him to great success in the future!

Connor is emotionally open and by that I mean that he is open and honest with all those around him.  He can express his opinions and listen to others without criticizing or judging.  He has been very intentional about connecting with each of us and, as a result, is everyone’s best friend!

Will is a gift to all those around him.  His perspectives and incredible intelligence are refreshing.  Having him around makes everything better!

If Bethany were a candle, she would be called “Perfectly Imperfect” and smell like a breezy, cool summer evening.  Those fortunate enough to know her and have her love and affection are super blessed!

Micaiah is always learning new things and trying to better himself.  Though he is the youngest member on this team, he sets a powerful example for the rest of us to follow.  He also makes the BEST creations in all the sand we find ourselves surrounded with!

Any team would be lucky to have Michael K. on it.  When he makes a mistake, he has the humility to accept it and the courage to fix it.  Could also say that he has the courage to accept it and the humility to fix it.  Both statements are true.  Would definitely vote him “most likely to keep being awesome!”

Briahna always does the right thing even when no one is watching.  Her integrity is great, and as a result, she always acts accordingly.  Oh that we could all have her self-discipline!

Branson is one of a kind, always finding something special in the most ordinary things.  His creative potential is limitless!!

Ben is a great listener and our team’s gentle giant.  He is very helpful and is a constant, steady friend to all of us.  When he speaks, his words give life and NEVER tear down!!!

Proverbs 27:19

It has been a PHENOMENAL summer!  #MyHeartCouldNotBeAnyFuller!!

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