Tijuana: Day 3

Before we crashed last night, Frank Grubbs of World Vision did a presentation on child sponsorships. Frank is an incredible man with a huge heart for sponsoring children in poverty-stricken countries. He sang some fun songs and talked with us about the vision of World Vision. It was an awesome site to see many people from the different churches step up and sponsor some kids.

Frank Grubbs and Eddie Passmore

“…I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me…”   –  Jesus Christ

Brooks Buser of New Tribes Mission

Our final day was the same as before with devotion, breakfast and a time of worship. Eddie brought in a guest speaker from New Tribes Mission – Brooks Buser. He and his family are serving Yembi Yembi people of Papua New Guinea. What an incredible testimony he had of leaving everything behind to go and serve in an unreached area where the gospel has never been preached. The rest of our day consisted of building another shelter house for a young family without a home. It was a bit of a challenge as their house was on a hill, but we did get a nice cool breeze as we worked. We had another incredible day of just serving these people and working together as a team. We then headed out back to the dorm and packed up our things to head back home.

Would you consider serving on a short-term trip sometime? Guarantee it will change your life if you go!

-T. Timmons

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Photos from Day 2

 

 

Tijuana: Day 2

Cornerstone team finishes a house for a family

 

So what does a typical day look like  in Tijuana? We usually stay in dormitories with another church or two. The morning consists of devotion time and breakfast, then we head up to the upper room for worship and a gospel message from Eddie Passmore (director of MCM). Eddie likes to challenge the teams to consider doing something more than coming to Tijuana. Several maps and resources of where unreached people groups are located paint the walls of Caravan. 

After church, we load the truck with supplies and head out to the work site. Our team worked alongside two interns from Caravan on building a 12′ x12′ shelter house for a family in need. It typically takes us about 5-6 hours to get the job done. The awesome part is at lunchtime, we get to partake in a meal provided by the family we are building for. Working together on a project like this really gives us a chance to bond together as a team and be the hands and feet of Christ to the family. 

When we get back, we load the truck for the next day and then relax in the dormitory. Some of the nighttime activities include fellowship with each other by playing games. We’ll then go out and have dinner with Eddie and some of the interns before getting some rest for our next work day. 

– Travis Timmons

Tijuana: Day 1

Day 1 is travel day. Twelve of us headed to Tijuana in two vans for a short but amazing weekend serving the hispanic community and bonding together as a team. Cornerstone typically does 2-3 of these trips a year. The purpose is to introduce someone to missions and give them an opportunity to learn about God’s heartbeat for the world. It is our prayer and hope that they would then consider visiting one of our focus countries (India, Peru, Kenya or Belize) on a short-term mission trip or begin to pray about possibly going on a long-term mission trip.

Mexico Caravan Ministries mission statement:

Mexico Caravan Ministries is a missions mobilization ministry. Our primary objective is the revelation of God’s heart for the world, the presentation of His plan for worldwide missions and the motivation of His people to take part in His global plan.  Groups come from all over North America and typically spend a few days to a week learning about world missions and build homes for local families in need.

Harvest India Documentary

During our “At the Movies” series at Cornerstone, Jeff Gokee interviewed Dr. Suresh Kumar from Harvest India on stage. Suresh compared life in India with clips from the 2008 Academy award-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. They also talked about Cornerstone’s recent trip to India and our future partnership with Harvest India. Here is the documentary that was shown on stage.