1) What was your favorite part of the trip overall?
2) What was your favorite project that you worked on this week?
While some of the answers were similar (a lot of people like chicken wire and framing!), a lot of us came at our answers from different angles. It's amazing how God can take the same trip and teach everyone of us something different than the others. Without further commentary from me, here are the answers that people gave so that you can see in their words what they're taking with them from this trip:
Favorite project – Working on the roofing with Carly and Kira
Hailey: Favorite part - The dedication. It was really cool to see everything come together, and just being able to give to them and show God’s love. It was really cool!
Favorite project: Blackboard
Jacob: Favorite part - The dedication. We got to see who were doing it for and see their appreciation. we were the hands and feet to do it for them.
Favorite project: Drywall was a clear task: just put it up on the walls! And it’s the finishing touch on the house.
We're all home now and back into the routine of classes, exams and our own busy lives, but our hope and prayer is that we don't forget what we learned in Mexico. That we don't allow the craziness of this life to take away the simple joy we felt at the end of each day knowing that we had done well in serving that day. That should be our goal every day - whether in Mexico building homes or in Houghton or Big Rapids going to class.
Thank you for all of your prayers, support and love for all of us throughout this trip. We couldn't have done it without you!
If you want to see more photos from the trip (between all of the cameras, I have well over 1,200 pictures of the trip on my laptop right now!), you can check out the Ferris His House page on Facebook and look at the Build Your Kingdom Here album.
We'll be back next year as we travel to Juarez again - a poverty-stricken city that is still beautiful to us and has not been forgotten.