For All Future Generations

Men cutting plywood with skill saw

Stories we heard from our fathers, counsel we learned at our mother’s knee. We’re not keeping this to ourselves, we’re passing it along to the next generation. – Psalm 78:3-4

Setting the Table

Love is… Heart Preparation

Love is… Beauty from Ashes

Love is… Your Final Chapter Isn’t Written

Every journey of the heart begins with one small step. Our Mexico trip is no different. On Sunday, we escaped the confines and comfort of the United States (and our world as we knew it) to bridge the gap and change a community for Christ.

View from above of the house and community

As the week went on, we shared stories and pictures that captured a small portion of the excitement of transforming an ordinary piece of concrete into a home.

Front of the house with plants

Today marked the penultimate day of work on the homes. The push to add the roof, paint the interiors, add the trim pieces, and put the windows in place were the tasks to complete.

Homeowner installing the roof
Roof going on the house
Painting the interiors
Siding of a house being installed
Homeowner painting

Each day, I have the joy of traversing the streets of Mexico to capture the progress and moments of the builds and VBS.

Soccer
Girl laying down and another smiling at camera
Putting a jersey on a young boy

As I sat with my coffee and devotional this morning, I read from Psalm 78 and was struck by the mandate to pass on our stories to the next generation.

The homes we build become living, breathing testimonies to the homeowners, the communities and ourselves of God’s faithfulness throughout the generations.

Let me ask you…

Are you passing on your stories of God’s faithfulness to the next generation?

I am grateful for the parents that are here this week, because they are passing on their stories of God’s faithfulness to their kids while showing them the example of what it means to be a servant.

The challenges facing one of our families is great. We cannot fix or solve their struggles with a house or an appliance, but we can start the conversation about a life-changing God who loves them.

How do they know God loves them?

He’s giving them a house carefully constructed by fathers, sons, mothers, daughters and grandparents who want to tell them that there is healing and love in the name of Jesus.

House progress

Today, we set the table for a beautiful reveal tomorrow when they see God at work in the most powerful way.

Our story is not over. The final chapter is not finished.

Come back tomorrow to see how God transformed an ordinary piece of concrete into a beautiful masterpiece.


Check out our Instagram page to see more stories of our time in Mexico.

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