2005 - What’s New!|
We are going to stop our construction
projects at 3pm each day and work with kids and adults in the
community from 3-5pm. We want to do different things each day and
just have some fun loving the people in the community. Some of the
things we will be doing are:
- Sharing our faith through relationship we establish between
our teams and the community. Distributing Spanish bibles to
- Making things with kids that they can take home. Toys or
games out of scrap wood. We will be making some corn hole games.
We will need some corn for the bean bags. We already have the
plan on how to build the games. We will do some Christian crafts
with kids also. Send any wood working project plans to me for
simple things that can be made from our scrap lumber.
- Making a garden to grow vegetables. I know some of you have
green thumbs. We may also get some potatoes from El Paso like
Woody “The Head Potato Smuggler” did last year and distribute
them to families.
- What about making a playground for the kids? Basketball
hoops and swing sets?
- Some of you skills craftsmen and crafts women use your
skills to teach adults as well as children how to do life
skills. Making chairs or stools or shelves.
- Teaching first aid and health issues to people.
- Teaching computers to people. We may set up some computers
in the Community Center and teach people how to use them. Put
some games on them to give them fun things to do while teaching
- Playing games with the children (soccer, corn hole, bingo,
- Having a time of singing possibly.
- Maybe we could make some scented candles in jars. We would
need some wax that we could melt and put some scents into it.
Maybe you have some wax mold that would be fun to make with
children and adults.
- Teaching sewing classes and how to make things that would be
useful to the family with the ladies from the community. We will
need sewing machines donated and material from fabric stores.
Check with your local fabric stores if they will donate any
materials. We will be glad to send you a letter for your fabric
store in your area so they can write off their donation since we
are a 501C3 non-profit organization. Currently sewing classes
are being held at the community center we built last year three
times per week. Have Norma teach other Mexican ladies some of
her sewing craft ideas that she makes.
- We need your help to think of cottage industries that we
could start to allow people in the community to make a living
from providing a service or producing things that others would
buy. One idea is to set up a workshop where people can make hand
crafted things for their families and for sale. Bakery in our
compound for making breads.
If you have any other ideas please feel free to share them with
us by e-mailing them to
will be a wonderful opportunity for each of us to use our
imaginations and create opportunities for people to build each other
up. Let your imaginations run wild on this!!!