sunset in Juarez

Outreach Update from Juarez, Mexico

by Bre We are now in our second week of ministry here and it is going very well. The students have been plugging into projects around the compound where the children’s home is located (planting trees, painting the new preschool room, tearing off old damaged drywall, digging, even doing some electrical work). They have also been working with the neighborhood …

missionaries on the streets of India

I Left a Piece of My heart on Kolkata’s Streets

On the streets in Kolkata, I’m overwhelmed by my surroundings:Dogs itching, horns honking, children running, and never-ending noise.A child runs up and takes my hand, looks up at me, beams, eyes glowing. I smile back, and quickly turn, afraid of my emotions overflowing. Another runs up, arms extended, and I scoop her up.She presses her dark hair against my face, …

“Dangers” of working at the children’s home

by Samantha, DTS student Due to flight cancellations, we stayed in Juarez for longer than we originally planned. So this weekend our team had the privilege of helping out as acting staff at Rancho Los Amigos, which is a home to abandoned, neglected, and abused children from various parts of Mexico. Before we started, Fernando, the leader of the home, warned …

This Is Why I GO

Hannah completed the 2011-12 Children at Risk DTS in March 2012. Here, she writes about what it’s like to return home and how she’s been learning to field questions about “What’s next?” DTS was not just a dream. It was not a separate, 6-month-long world in a happy bubble. It was so REAL that now it’s far more difficult for …