Our Friends Amy and Amy, who have been to our Monterrey site, were visiting some relatives here in Mazatlan. When they heard Back2Back was here they were very eager to do something for a childrens home here! So, on mine and rodo's 2nd full day here in Mazatlan, we headed out to the Salvation Army home.
With our other staff, The Lail Family, and the Amys we helped prepare a lovely dinner for the home. Getting to know the children there was incredible. It was so fun seeing some sweet faces that we moved here for so close to when we arrived in Mazatlan.
One of The Amys is a chef and so she insisted on making a delicious meal for the home that they probably would not have all the time. All the kids rushed in when they realized they could help out by helping me prepare the cakes, or helping Amy with rolling meat balls for their dinner. All of the staff and all of the kids pitched in to help. It was such a fun night with them.
The Salvation Army Home currently has around 25 children living there. Some were sick and weren't there so we only had 15 kids with us that night. This home definitely has more of a family feel to it.
The night was incredible starting to put faces with names. I couldn't believe when some of the kids remembered rodo and i from our scout trip in late september/early October. And then when they realized we all spoke spanish they were SO EXCITED:)
I am excited to develop our relationship more and more with this home. I love the hearts of the directors (last picture with rodo and i) and the way they treat their children. Most importantly, their hearts for the Lord captivate you when they speak more and more of who they are and their mission in life and for the children.
Thank you Amy and Amy for being our first unofficial group here in Mazatlan! It was great to see you both again.