How About Some Cactus for Lunch?
Everyone can help build Habitat houses in Columbus, but how many get to enjoy fresh cactus with beef and onions at mid-day? An endearing feature of the Columbus Global Village Team’s experience in Mexico was eating breakfast and lunch with the families. Each morning the team provided funds and a volunteer to help with the shopping and cooking for 11 team members, 14 people in the two homeowner families, and anywhere from 2 to 20 additional volunteers and guests. Food and fellowship bonded the Columbus and Amecameca residents on a trip that produced both enduring housing and warm friendships.
Erecting brick houses at the base of two picturesque volcanos proved quite a challenge, even for our most experienced volunteers. Surprisingly, the days start chilly in upland Mexico, but by mid-morning the brilliant sun and hard work stripped away the sweaters. At the end of the ninth work day, over 80 people celebrated the dedication of one house and completion of one-half of another.
Visit www.ColumbusGVTeam.com to see lovely pictures from Mexico and last year’s mission to Ghana. You may even wish to consider joining the upcoming Columbus to Guatemala mission in July. Doesn’t it make you wonder what delicacies and friendships might await those who sign up? Call team leader Susi Havens-Bezaire at 614-210-0840 for more information.