Jehovah Rafa, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Shalom. Healer, Provider, and Peace giver. Those are the three forms of God that we can experience. This was the start of our day at Border Mission in Hidalgo, TX as delivered through Brian Parks devotion. We loved this message as it applies to all of us in our different stages of warfare on this trip and in life.

Following devotion time, we headed to Refugio orphanage in Reynosa, MX. This orphanage is run by Randall and his wife Betsy. They are constantly building new structures to house more kids, and we were fortunate enough to build them a playground, patio extension, and a couple of roofs for extra storage today.

The highlight of our day came at lunch time though. They went above and beyond by making us tamales, nachos, quesadillas, chicken/ carne asada, Meixcan Coca-Colas and even provided a mariachi band for our entertainment. We all agree that this may have been the best meal of the trip.

We also had a crew working at Micah’s orphanage, Big Heart. We dug some footings, and prepared them for stem walls and a new cafeteria/ kitchen. There was no shortage of sweat poured out as it was humid, and lets be honest… shoveling dirt is one very cardio rich task. Ladies, be grateful as your men got their daily dose of workouts.

We topped the day with Rudy’s BBQ in Pharr, TX. We at salads and talked about how delicious the organic vegetables and dressing were, and how much we all wish we could have home grown meals. Just kidding, we ate lots of meat, and creamed corn, and watched the college football championship. Us men needed our fix of sports, so there is that.

All in all, we are on the second half of our trip and are still in good shape. We prayed today for you all back home to continue to be protected within Gods tower, and that he would maintain health in our families. Bless you all, and see you on the blog tomorrow! Cheers!