My Creative Mind

My Creative Mind

Monday, June 12, 2006

More Mexico Pics

Kids are the same all over the world
I am always so amazed by their innocence when they live in such harsh conditions

Yessica loves the IIWII quiltThis little guy was hilarious...he was more than willing to hold Niles for a quick pic

The school building is behind can see the pile of scrap lumber and etc that has been stacked to the side of the building. They are still in the process of getting walls up and a roof on.

This one room house was built by AMOR Ministries. Concrete floor (hand mixed in a tub then hand spread), 2x4 frame covered with plywood then wrapped with chicken wire and then is covered in stucco. There is a window space made into the house and a door space, not all homes get an actual window and door, some just use whatever they can find to cover that area. It takes a group of volunteers 3-4 days to build one of these homes. Most of the homes in this community were built of scrap fiberglass sheets, old fence sections, pallets...pretty much anything they can get their hands on, AMOR hopes to do alot more building in this community, wouldn't it be wonderful for each family to have an AMOR built home!!!. Glass windows and doors are a major luxuary. No flush toilets...anywhere, just a bano out back. No running water, just a 50 gallon water container that is filled by a water truck that travels all over, there is a charge for water something like $3-5. Electricity is also a luxuary, those that do have it have a single bare wire running from the power pole to thier home...lots of times those bare wires run across the streets and through their yards. Most cooking and washing is done outside.

Hopefully my son got better pics, as usual I get caught up in loving on the kids and forget that I have a camera with me. Ryan had his camera out and was snapping some shots as well, hopefully they are different than what Lydia and I took.


At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:49:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

What a reminder of reality for so much of the world, and what wonderful ministry you are doing for these people. We all need to see pictures like this every day to remind us how lucky we are to live in America and how frivilous our "needs" are.

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 7:26:00 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

Oh what lovely faces those children have, the one little boy holding Niles is adorable! What a wonderful trip!

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:12:00 AM, Blogger Linda_J said...

just gives you an idea of what conditions people live in and no wonder they are trying to immigrate to the "land of plenty". Does no one "get" that?

AMOR is doing good things to build houses and the school to try to make things better.

Such cuties with the quilts.

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:53:00 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

Love the smiles on the faces!

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:54:00 AM, Blogger ForestJane said...

I like the fingers behind the head - that seems to be the same, everywhere. :)

They really seem to love the quilts too. It makes me grateful for all that I have, when I look at these pictures.

At Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Samantha said...

Hooray for the quilts finding happy homes, and Niles making a new friend!

At Saturday, June 17, 2006 2:43:00 PM, Blogger Passionate Quilter said...

what a great thing you do and how fun it is for you to present these to the receipients in person. The smiles on those faces is enough to keep you going again and again! thanks for sharing your pictures.


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