October 16, 2017 by estesinmexico
Our team of seven from Coral Hill arrived eagerly to serve with us on a Monday afternoon. We began our week at Iluminando, a ministry that serves families that have children with cancer and disabilities. The center collects plastic bottle caps, which they recycle and use those funds for a variety of needs within the ministry. After a rainy, yet productive day, we were able to recycle over 5,200 pounds of bottle caps! (Roughly 1 millions caps) Jorge, the director of Iluminando, was so thankful for all the hard work and blessing from this team. We continued our week by serving at Pilar de Esperanza, a local orphanage, the next two days. The team from Coral Hill truly let their lights shine while at the orphanage. From completing a tiling project, to doing crafts with the kids— the whole team worked hard making sure they helped where needed, yet doing it all with love. One of our favorite things to see a team do is to love on the people, while serving them. They provided a yarn and nail craft that the children and adults really enjoyed doing! This team finished their week up by serving at a local dump. Pastor Jaime lead a devotional to the people at the dump and the Coral Hill team served lunch. We were also able to give out items such as: tarps, hygiene kits, beans and rice to those who came. Part of reaching other’s spiritual needs sometimes requires us to meet their physical needs first. One way we can do this is by serving through the dump ministry in Reynosa.