Monday, April 13, 2009

Operation: Crownpoint, NM

Chris and I were in New Mexico last week on a mission trip... working with the Navajo Indians. We were doing remodel/building projects in the Crownpoint area.  

These people are up against many struggles... a 50%+ unemployment rate... the average annual salary is $4200... so many needs.

As with any mission trip, you go in thinking you will be a blessing... you will make a huge impact.  The reality I see over and over again is that you are the one blessed... you are the one who is impacted.

Here are just a few pictures from week.  I am so excited to see where God takes us from here.  I am more and more in love with the ministry... and it was exciting to see Chris catch that heart.  It's an adventure that is just starting!

The mountains and bluffs were so beautiful.  All around us!

Lunch breaks... snack breaks... any break was welcome!

This precious family was got the start of a makeover on their house that had it's room ripped off by extremely high winds.

This is the family whose house Chris and his team worked on wiring, insulating, and dry walling.

This is the house my team stuccoed and added a handicap accessible ramp to.
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"It is more blessed to give than to receive"


Tori said...

Wow - that's great! Thanks for sharing some of the pictures!

the great excavation said...

I love looking at ptures.....:-D
Thanks for posting Nic! It looks and sounds like you two had an awesome trip down there! I love the post. Love ya n miss ya,
~Miss Disney~