Each year from January until late May in Mexico City I host college students visiting from the USA. It is my great joy to step into the lives of those who come to work with me and have week-long conversations in the context of serving the poor. On other weeks I host ministry leaders from the USA to work on evangelism projects, or to meet with leaders in the city. So far in 2014 I’ve had 45 visitors.
Today is the start of the season of Spring Break. Twenty college students arrive today and will spend the week serving the poor. I cannot wait to step into the lives of these students. After one week the group will return home and another Spring Break group of seventeen will arrive on the same day. For the next two weeks I will move from my apartment to the dormitory where they are staying.
During the past seven years I’ve hosted 700 students and leaders in Mexico City, an average of 100 visitors each year. I love these days of working with Spring Break students. The street kids will be blessed to know that students from the USA care from them. The lives of students will be impacted as they encounter Christ while serving the poor.