Mazatlan is a beach city. Things happen in this town that don't happen all over Mexico. For example, once a year they hold a carnaval. Each year has a theme, a parade, a fair, tons of people, and schools get out for 4 days.
I received a call from the director of Floreser and she asked if i would be willing to go the parade with the girls. There is only 1 caregiver with the girls at a time and so they needed more eyes. I figured it would be a good time to get to be with the girls and decided to do a hip hop class before that.
I have found out that the girls don't do anything when there is no school or on the weekends. I had been talking about doing classes with them forever and it finally happened. I was so excited to share the joy i have for dancing with them. They loved it and have asked me repeatedly when the next class is:)
So, we had our class and then we got ready to go to the parade. There were TONS of people there and the floats were amazing. As you can tell from pictures above this years theme was all about the movies. They had floats of Spiderman, Avatar, ET, Mary Poppins, Grease, Toy Story, Jurassic Park, Troy, and much more. It lasted around 3 1/2 hours. Standing that long with people squashed up next to you is the only bummer of it all. Other than that, we had a blast. The girls would yell for the people throwing stuff to the crowd and they got lots of things like glow sticks, t-shirts, and towels. As you can tell from the picture above with the girls in it, we were all exhausted afterwards.
It was a great night of being with them from 2 in the afternoon until around 9 in the evening. The more i am there, i get to learn more of who they are and what they want out of life. I know God has some great plans for that home and I am praying for the steps that need to be taken.
Please pray along with us as a staff team to see where and how God wants us to move forward in this home specifically.