Athletics mission team in Mexico: Day 2
Monday, July 30, 2018
By Caitlin Plocheck
Athletics mission team in Mexico: Day 2

You know when you get that feeling where you have so many things in life going on all at one time, that seems never ending? But then you have a moment and realize God put you exactly where you need to be. Yeah that’s how we all feel.

Our first full day back in Colonet started out just the same as they always do. A fantastic breakfast cooked by our hotel chef that consists of your choice of omelette, hot cakes or oatmeal. I’m telling you, you can’t go wrong with any of them because he adds eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, tortillas, whatever you want on the side. With a nice cup of coffee you are ready for the day. 

Arriving at Diaz Ordaz, the church we helped build the first year we came from the ground up, we are blown away every time by the new improvements they have continued to place on it.

Not only were we so ready for the reunion to see our friends there, but seeing them see us, the looks on their faces, it brings a whole other light into our reason for being there. They have been waiting for our return all summer.

 We settled in for the church service led by Rafael, the preacher of Diaz Ordaz. Even though the majority of us only know a tiny fraction of what they’re saying, we still enjoy it just as much as we would any other church service in English.

Following the service, we grilled hamburgers for everyone, and got to talking with them like we were just there. But we all knew what they were really thinking, it was time to play fútbol. Needless to say we jumped right in to our first intense soccer game of the week.

They actually split up on different teams this time so it wasn’t everyone against the Americans. This will probably be the one and only time they will do that because the game was too close. For being softball players, we put up a good fight. 

 The remainder of our day was spent at the church in Colonet where we had a movie with popcorn, juice and lemonade. Which by the way, we watched Ferdinand, if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend, even in Spanish we got the message. Even every one of those kids that walked into that church approached us for hugs and handshakes. They knew exactly who we were.

Following the movie, the ladies at Colonet prepared the first delicious dinner of the week with many more to come. It was quesadillas and all the fixings to make it your own way, what more could you ask for. I can’t say enough about how humbling it is to feel and witness how much of an impact you are making on a place.

I’m so looking forward to what tomorrow holds.