This is the video that BYU made for Gordon Carter when presenting him with the BYU Distinguished Service Award at Homecoming 2012.
India – Feb. 24, 2013 to March 4
Guatemala – Dec. 26 to Jan. 3
Mexico-TJ – Dec. 26 to jan. 3
Mexico- Rocky Point – Dec. 26 to jan.3
Mexico – Agua Prieta – Dec. 26 to jan. 3
We owe a debt a gratitude to Gordon and Pam Hamm for the groundwork they have done in Seanahu-Seamy. The people Love them and appreciate so much all they have done for them and continue to do. It was really an amazing trip. I will outline some of the projects and some recommendations for the future. With all the projects we worked through the District President, President Lico. Gordon had made that recommendation and it worked very well. I have met few church leaders who have the passion for the work and the Love for his people that he demonstrated to our group. He was always the one in front, lifting the heavy objects giving of himself. I know his personal situation is tight because of the economy. He took the 10 ride in the bus to meet us at the airport, and the 10 hr ride back to Guatemala with us. These trips were round trip for us. On one day we went to Semuc Champay and he went with us. The driver took the wrong turn and it ended up taking us 6 Hours to get there, fortunately it only took 3 to get us back. We took many of our meals in his home, because his restaraunt in the square did not have water. The meals were very good and the price of 15Q (around $2 US) were very reasonable, about half of what the meal would be in the other restaraunt. He received instruction for the stove installation from the representaive of the Maya Relief and went with us into the mountains to install the stoves. Some of the areas of his district are 4 Hours from Senahu on dirt roads and on one Sunday he made the trip into the mountains to see to the needs of members in his district. Having said that about him, it would be my recommendation that anyone we consider in that area for employment be President Lico. He has a very good handle on the needs in his district and has the respect of his members.
There are three new Tijuana Mexico Expeditions that have been scheduled for 2012. All of them will be construction projects
Each costs $325, plus $10 if you want a CAF Mexico tee shirt
We have ongoing projects in Tijuana. You pick the week or more and we will put you to work. Othewise, we have March 21-28, June 9-16, July 7-14, Aug. 4-11, Oct. 13-20, Nov. 17-24, Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Hope to see you on one or more.
A group of around 30 people drove down to Tijuana Mexico over the Christmas break to do some construction projects for some needy families. Clint Carter took his flip video along and took some short video clips of some of the activities. We would like to thank all of those families, and students for giving of their time and money to help on this project. We hope that all that were involved found the experience fun and rewarding.
Trip to Pavones, Costa Rica The volunteers of www.helpbuildschoolsaroundtheworld.org have bought tickets and are gearing up to leave November 15th 2011 to the small town Pavones, Costa Rica. The purpose of this trip will be to procure the land for the future high school. Meet the teacher Gerardo Mendoza who is presently teaching the homeschool high school classes. And meet the students that are involved in the homeschool program as well as any other high school age kids that need help getting involved.
Here are some things the Homeschool program needs:
1. Computer Printer. 2. Homeschool Books for 6 more students. 3. Donations to help pay for the teacher. (Right now he comes once a week, it would be beneficial for the student to have him come at least twice a week.). 4. Money to pay for an Architect to Plan and Design the future high school. 5. Money to pay for the Building supplies.
All Donations can be made through the www.charityanywhere.org Foundation.
Make sure you specify when making a donation that it is for the High School in Pavones, Costa Rica.
Thanks for all your help and support
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