For the past three weeks I’ve hosted 37 Spring Break students, and friends in Mexico City who came to serve some of the poorest of the poor. We spent the first day each week with my community of street kids. During each of the following five days each week we served in a shelter for 400 homeless women who have no families.
Students spent six hours each day cleaning and caring for the women. Some helped the handicapped and the weak to eat. Others spent their days caring and praying for the sick and dying. During the first week one of the women in the infirmary for the dying took her last breath after we prayed for her.
Spending two weeks with college students in the context of serving the poor was amazing. I enjoyed every second of stepping into the lives of the students to mentor, disciple, and encourage them. As students served the poor I witnessed transformation taking place in their lives.