Mision Mexico is truly an amazing experience. For anyone planning to go, be prepared to work hard, be prepared to do more than just surfing with the kids, be prepared to make a difference and you will have a lifetime of amazing memories and like us will return home with a new sense of what life has to offer, and what a rewarding experience volunteering can be.
Every day at the house was different; laughter, tears, problems that needed to be solved and many hugs and kisses from the kids. I will always look back on my experience at Mission Mexico with good thoughts about hope and love, and I wish that I one day will be able to make such a positive impact on someone’s lives. Thanks to all the kids for being themselves, I miss them all everyday!
The following 3 months were filled with highs, lows, cultural events, outings, moving, house maintenance, teaching, learning, patience, travelling, supervision, beans, tortillas, friendships…… which all pretty much equaled a life enriching experience that was well worth the trip!
Every day was different at Mission Mexico there were days with tears, laughter and lots of joking but also utter exhaustion. Some days you felt so drained from the heat and constant attention you have to give to the kids and also frustrated with situations you may find difficult to handle, but for all the trying days there were so many fulfilling ones that made you remember why you were there and that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to help.
Living and working at Mision Mexico was one of the best experiences of my life. The work Pam & Alan are doing is truly inspirational, and to be able to lend a hand of support is a great feeling. The kids have been through so much, but their new life at Mision Mexico is directing them down a new path, allowing them to dream and strive for their goals. Everyday has its ups and downs, but to see these kids smiling and living life is an amazing feeling.
It has been incredibly rewarding and I noticed that it is in giving that you truly receive. I really became attached to the kids and do miss them a lot. Many times I have wondered about where they would be now if it wasn’t for the unselfish care of Pam and Alan and the help of many volunteers!! The children have been a great blessing for me in many ways and being there taught me some great life lessons.
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The short time I spent there was actually the most amazing experience of my life! Volunteering was also one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! It´s difficult to imagine the suffering that some of the beautiful children in Mission Mexico have gone through in their short lives. These children welcome you in and show you so much love, it’s hard not to get very attached to each and every one!