NOTE: We are actively planning a trip to work with Jeff & Alicia summer 2023.
We’ve taken two groups to North Macedonia to work with Jeff and Alicia Lee.
In North Macedonia, we learned about the culture and the people groups that live there. We visited Orthodox Churches and Mosques. We visited museums and the market.
We saw the work that Jeff and Alisha are engaged in and joined in serving.
- Poraka is a group home for adults with cognitive disabilities. We did crafts with them, watched them perform a dance, took them bowling, and played games with them.
- The Macedonia Food Bank delivers food to those in need. We boxed food and delivered the boxes.
- The Aya Farm features the Cow Bank that produces milk, butter, cheese, and they grow fruits and vegetables. We stained the barn, brought in the cows, and shared a meal with the family that lives at the farm.
- We worked with a Foster Group Home just getting started and was about to have their first placement. We mowed the grass and put furniture together.
We took our first group to Mexico City in 2019 with Nora Lozano and Javier Perez. Lance when to Mexico City in October 2022 and worked with EduK Child Strategies.
We helped train preschool teachers at the very beginning of EduK. Now, EduK has their own Child Development Center. We had a medical clinic where every child received a physical and mental health evaluation. The moms also received a mental health evaluation. We also leveled ground, spread top soil and mulch, and planted vegetables and herbs.
In laerning about culture, we explored the Presidential Palace, the Anthropology Museum, pyramids, Angel of Independence, markets, Chapultepec Park and castle, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo’s house, Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum Garden. We also ate great food.
We have multiple opportunities to learn and serve on the border.
We are planning a day-trip to Laredo on a Saturday to work alongside our friend, Lorenzo Ortiz. He supports several immigrant camps.
We are planning a trip to The Valley with Texas Impact to learn about how our immigration system works and serve among some immigrants.
We are also considering a trip to The Valley with CBF on a similar trip.
Fredricksburg, Virginia & Washington DC
This is a new area for us. CBF Field Personnel Greg and Sue Smith serve there among immigrants. Greg has been trained through ISAAC to help people legally and Sue is a licensed social worker.
This trip will feature learning more about immigrants and Advocacy and working alongside Greg and Sue.