Category Archives: Mexico

Eagle scout delivers diabetic supplies to Father Jaime in Tijuana

Jared Cuessy, an Eagle Scout, delivered last weekend diabetic supplies to Padre Jaime. Padre Jaime works with many poor children in Tijuana that are in dire need of diabetic supplies. Jared, for his Eagle Project, gathered over $20,000 worth of supplies in California and then delivered them to 4 different places in Tijuana that work with the poor. His great interest in helping the poor that deal with diabetes is he is diabetic. He totally understands the daily challenges of dealing with diabetes. His parents drove him across the border to deliver all the supplies. All 4 locations were very grateful for the donation.

 

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Hygiene kits assembled and delivered

At the Carter reunion last week, over 250 hygiene kits were assembled on Saturday morning along with 5 baby quilts being tied. Spencer Carter and I delivered some of the hygiene kits to a senior citizen center in Tijuana this last weekend. The center is always in need of hygiene supplies. They were thrilled to receive them.

These 2 ladies are the managers of the senior citizen center where Spencer Carter and I delivered the hygiene kits. Great ladies and so vary gracious on receiving these supplies assembled at the Mel and Ione Carter reunion the week before. Having a family reunion spend part of their time together creating a gift for their senior citizens meant a lot to them.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

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Hygiene kits assembled and delivered

At the Carter reunion last week, over 250 hygiene kits were assembled on Saturday morning along with 5 baby quilts being tied. Spencer Carter and I delivered some of the hygiene kits to a senior citizen center in Tijuana this last weekend. The center is always in need of hygiene supplies. They were thrilled to receive them.

These 2 ladies are the managers of the senior citizen center where Spencer Carter and I delivered the hygiene kits. Great ladies and so vary gracious on receiving these supplies assembled at the Mel and Ione Carter reunion the week before. Having a family reunion spend part of their time together creating a gift for their senior citizens meant a lot to them.

BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

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Another little Miracle in Mexico FAITH and PRAYER works

This morning I was in Tijuana.  I wanted to get home at a descent hour so last night I considered getting up at 2 or 3 am to take a taxi to the border and walk across so I could be at the airport before 6 am.  Well, I wake up at 2 am and think I am too tired to get up now, sleep for another hour.  At 3:30am I wake up and say ok lets get going.  I wake one of the volunteers to lock the hospital back up as I leave.  With my 2 suitcases, I walk down to the taco stand and wait for a taxi.  Of course, I didn’t call for one thinking they would be running up and down the street all night.  I also thought last night that I would be all alone on the street corner and could be mugged, murdered or kidnapped being all by myself.  I am on the corner looking both ways for a taxi and after 10 minutes I realize that the street is totally dead.  Two dogs are rumaging through the trash at Flash Grocery store.  No people no cars.  I rest easy, no mugging, murdering or kidnapping.  Finally a car comes towards me  and sure enough it is a taxi.  I step out on the curb and waive my hand for him to stop.  No stopping.  I yell ALTO and PARE but no stopping.  What do I do now to get down to the border so I can walk across and make it to the airport on time.  I thought I could walk to the nearest gas station, 1.5miles away and get a taxi there.  Wow, that is a long walk with luggage.  I thought I will wait 5 more minutes and then start to walk.  There was a pay phone on the corner but of course I had no number for a taxi and no coins to run the phone.  I am locked out of the hospital to get someone to drive me down.  No cars.  4 minutes and finally a car 8 blocks away is heading towards me.  Yes, it has a taxi light on top.  This time I get out in the road and waive him down.  He stops and I ask him if he can take me to the border to walk across.  In perfect English, he says yes.  I just about hugged him.  On the way to the border he turns on his radio.  He tells me it is a Christian Radio station.  He proceeds to tell me he is a member of the Apostolic New Life church in the neighborhood by the hospital.  He also told me that he was heading home for the night but had prayed for one more passenger.   I looked at him and told him that I was standing on the corner praying that a taxi would show up to take me to the border.  We smiled at each other and he said that goes to show you who is in charge.  Such a nice guy.  He lives 5 blocks from the hospital. I made it to the border, crossed in 30 minutes, took the trolley and made it to the airport on time to catch my first flight.  Little things like this tell me that I am on the right road.  It reassures me that faith and prayer works. BE GOOD AND DO GOOD.

Gordon Carter

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First Group from Dixie College

A small group of 10 students from Dixie College in St. George will travel to Tijuana on Dec. 15 to do some construction. If you would like to join them signup.

A small group of 5 pre-dental students from UVU will be going to Tijuana to help in dental offices. Then plan to leave Dec. 18 and return Dec. 26. Still have room for more.

A group of 14 from USU will be traveling to Tijuana to do construction. They leave on Dec. 29 and return Jan. 5. If you would like to join just signup.

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Thou Shalt Not Judge

THOU SHALT NOT JUDGE

While in Tijuana, Mexico on a humanitarian expedition I supervised 45 volunteers from various universities and families. On the first day, I noticed this tall male college student. He had long hair to his shoulders and was rather quiet. I immediately thought he might be rebellious and I had concerns on how the week would go. He willingly took on the work assignments for his group. The cutest girl there sort of shined up to him. I ,again , could not reconcile how this beautiful girl could team up with this long haired guy.

Later in the week I visited one of the work sites and found these two working on building a fence. I talked to them and found out that both were returned missionaries. Long hair????? Returned missionary???? It just didn’t compute. While visiting them at the work site a little Mexican boy came up and begged for money. This long haired returned missionary dug into his pocket and gave the boy a few pesos. Again, this action just did not compute with the long hair. How could this be?

After we returned to the USA, I got to meet the mother of the beautiful volunteer. I found out that the two were now planning a temple wedding. Wow, long hair and a temple wedding??? I then had the courage to ask the mother of the bride about the long hair.

She then told me the following story. Upon his return from his mission his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She had to go through radiation and chemotherapy. Knowing that his mother would loose all her hair, the returned missionary decided to grow his hair out so his mother could have a wig. He did and she got the wig. Well, before we went to Mexico, this great young man found out that his aunt had the same cancer and treatment. His long hair was now going to be used as a wig for his aunt. Oh how small I felt. I had misjudged this good young man strictly on his appearance.

THOU SHALT NOT JUDGE.

Gordon Carter

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