I joined the Baja Team to introduce my children to missions. I felt that a short weekend trip to Mexico with other FCC children would be a perfect introduction for them, and it was! We had a "mission" to build a house so a family could have a shelter, a home, something we take for granted.
Serving built our confidence and taught us that all are useful. So often parents do everything for their children which sends the message, "You are not capable, so I will do it for you." The Baja team says, "All are capable and useful to God."
My family painted, hammered a bit and worked with the children at a Vacation Bible School. We walked through the neighborhood near the "church," which was basically a dirt lot, surrounded by shacks, inviting the children to come and they did, little ones streaming in, holding even smaller kids. All of us learned that many are happy with very little. The children were so happy with the games and crafts FCC provided.
This is a great trip for children and seniors. The work was easy if you can handle the heat and bending over. Teddy and Emily Omondi were great leaders, and I would recommend this trip for those who have never been on a mission trip or would like to introduce their children to missions.
The next Baja trip is November 6-8. Click on the flag to learn more: