Merida, Mexico Day 3

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Hi, I’m Jess and I’m a sophomore environmental engineering major. On Monday we went on a tour of the daycare, medical dispensary, mission office, and the after-school program for girls. We learned about the differences between practices in the United States and Mexico in child and health care. We also had the opportunity to eat […]

Arizona Day 4!

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Hi! I’m Julie, and I’m having a wonderful time with the rest of my group here in Tucson! Today, we left bright and early to spend the first part of our day with some preschool students at the Pio Decimo Center! After getting some quality playtime and helping the teachers with some tasks, we headed […]

Day 2: Beth-El Donation Organization!

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Hello everyone! I’m Kaif Syed, one of the participants on the Ruskin ABST. Our day started with some homemade breakfast, and then we headed to our second community partner for this trip – Beth El Farm Workers Ministry. Upon arrival, we were welcomed and signed in by Shelly, the administrative assistant and thrift store manager […]

Sunday Fun-Day!

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Hey everyone! It’s Danielle Lanphere, one of the leaders on the Ruskin ABST! After a tiring travel day, we went to Hooks for dinner and had gator bites! We got settled in for the night, grocery shopped and planned out our exciting next day. Sunday was our fun day before our work week began. We […]

L’Arche Mexico Day 4

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We started our day with an impromptu cultural conversation shared over warm cups of coffee, yogurt, granola, and toast. Shortly after breakfast we prepared for our first service activity of the day; planting in the garden. Time in the Garden . . . Our group began by weeding the front beds of the El Arca […]

L’Arche Mexico Day 3

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¡Buenos días! Today we had an exciting day of service at the El Arca home! We used a solution of salt, lime, and water to “paint” rocks and trees in the garden after we organized the rocks to line the flower beds and circle the trees. While some of our group was outside, others repainted […]