Category Archives: Mexico

next few weeks

Saturday we met with a group who volunteer each Christmas to go to Mexico. It was fun to see their excitement as they planned for this year. Today we spent in Orem area. Today we picked up about 8 slabs of granite and some tile from a renovation. We plan to sell them in Mexico. We are trying to get things in place for the LDS Dental Convention this next weekend. We always have a display and get some good contacts. There is a pre-dental group from UVU that will be there to help us.

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May Tijuana Expedition USU Chapter

We just returned from an expedition building houses in Tijuana. This was our third trip together with Charity Anywhere Foundation. This trip was a little different though. A few months ago we had told Gordon Carter, the foundation director, that if he was ever unable to go on the trip that we’d be willing to go in his place, and he told us that he did need someone to go in May. So we were “Gordon” for the trip, which ended up being more stressful than we both imagined…but at the same time rewarding. We did a lot of running around…going from project to project to lumber yard to project to somewhere else and so on. And I’ve never understood why running errands like that is so exhausting…you’re just sitting in a car most of the time. But either way it mentally wore us out.

We had a small group for this expedition, only 13 of us total. Most of which were students from USU, but Emily’s parents also came. We split into two groups.

Project #1: was building a latrine and cleaning/painting a house for a single mother with three boys named Azucena. The mother has diabetes and was even blind for 3 years because of it. She must leave early in themorning to go to work and does not get home until late at night, so the 13 y/o son acts like the mom/dad to the younger two brothers. This family had just joined the LDS church a few weeks ago.

Her house is just a two room shack with no plumbing and “borrowed” electricity. The conditions when we got there were VERY poor. They did not have a functioning bathroom, they had a disease infested couch, etc. So we took everything out of the house and exposed every square inch of it to Clorox. Then we painted and repair the walls, built some shelves, built them a table, rearranged the furniture, and lastly built them a beautiful latrine. Honestly, the latrine is nicer than the house.

Project #2: There is a family that has been helping Charity Anywhere for years. The mom, Ellie, has been cooking for groups for about 4 years now, and it wasn’t until a few months ago that we discovered that she was living in poor conditions herself. She is a fun but stubborn lady that doesn’t want to accept charity. The woman just gives and gives but will not take anything. While she has a small home, she has a big lot (by Mexican standards) and we asked if we could build an addition onto her home so that we could store supplies at her home. The location that we have been storing supplies has been a nightmare and so we were looking for a newplace to store stuff.

So anywho, we are building a second story onto Ellie’s home so that the two children can live up there and we can store our materials downstairs. Ellie’s daughter, Arely (16), had a school talent show while we were there and all 13 of us Americans went to it. It was highly entertaining.

I love these trips so much! I love the fun Mexican families we have come to know! They have such big hearts. I am ready to see how different Africa is from Mexico.

Joey Stocking USU Chapter

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Mexico Expeditions in May

There will be 2 humanitarian expeditions going to Tijuana Mexico in May 2010.

USU is taking a group on May 8th which still has some room for volunteers. They will be doing some construction projects. This group of volunteers will be taking up to 20 people for this service project.

A group from the Timpanogos LDS Ward in Utah will be going to Tijuana Mexico May 15. They will also be doing some construction service projects in Mexico. This group of volunteers will be taking up to 20 people for this service project.

If you are interesting in joining one of these groups, please contact Gordon Carter.

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Spring Break Expedition

Here are some more awesome pictures of the USU (Utah State University) expedition to Tijuana Mexico. They are planning many more trips, please contact us or them if your are interested. All photos provided by Jim Speth. You can find all of these pictures on his website at http://www.jimspeth.com/tijuana/

Hope

Compassion

Road-ways

Mercy

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USU Spring Break Tijuana Trip 2010

During Spring Break 2010, a group of USU students traveled down to Tijuana Mexico to server the needy. Jim Speth, a professional photographer, took a number of wonderful pictures while they were working. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posted some of these images from this expedition.

Below are a couple of pictures that stood out for me.

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USU Chapter on Facebook

The USU Chapter of Charity Anywhere Foundation has created a “Fan Page” on Facebook. Here is their title page:

“Have you ever been interested in going on a service expedition with Charity Anywhere? Have you been on a trip with CAF? Then this is the place for you. This is the new fan page for the Charity Anywhere, USU Chapter. Here you can see upcoming trips, meeting dates and times for campus information sessions, and download applications for trips. You can also come here to ask questions you have!”

USU Chapter of CAF

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USU Chapter on Facebook

The USU Chapter of Charity Anywhere Foundation has created a “Fan Page” on Facebook. Here is their title page:

“Have you ever been interested in going on a service expedition with Charity Anywhere? Have you been on a trip with CAF? Then this is the place for you. This is the new fan page for the Charity Anywhere, USU Chapter. Here you can see upcoming trips, meeting dates and times for campus information sessions, and download applications for trips. You can also come here to ask questions you have!”

USU Chapter of CAF

Become A Fan of CAF’s USU Chapter on Facebook

Join CAF’s Facebook Group

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