Thursday, July 17, 2008

Heading to Juarez, Mexico - July 4

On July 4 59 senior high students and sponsors left the parking lot of New Covenant Bible Church in a bus, Ford Excursion, and a trailer heading towards Juarez, Mexico. This was the annual senior high missions trip where our group partners with Casas Por Christo to build 3 houses. I would not have been able to go if it weren't for the fact that I have a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and two daughters on the trip. I have driven buses, tractor-trailers, and everything else over the years.

We pulled out around 7:30 PM intending to drive straight through to Alburqurque, Mexico where we would arrive 24 hours later and sleep. That's not what happened.

During the night we discovered that the cooling fan was not working - not a prob during the cool night, but definitely a problem during the hot desert days. A call was made back to the "commish," our transportation coordinator Brian Valenti and around 1 AM we received the news that the bus would be fixed in Oklahoma City. Thanks Brian for staying up and getting us hooked up!

That's it for now. Stay tuned. Tye out.

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