the corner bakery is the CCB hangout. we will all be sad when we move, which is inevitable. this place has brought us great friendships, a great place to meet over some coffee, and good food.
derek and i just finished up a meeting about the upcoming CCB Casas por Cristo mission trip. for the third year we’re taking a group of people from atlanta to juarez, mexico to build a house for some deserving people.
in Juarez, one of the largest US/Mexico border towns, the average family of four people earns $53 per week. they live in homes built of scrap lumber and found materials. babies and small kids go without medical care and readily available clean water for drinking and bathing.
it’s a pretty big stretch for our people, from the relatively affluent community of Atlanta, to ride in a cramped van for 2 days to get to west texas, to live in bad conditions for a few days, and do work their tails off to build a modest house for these people in need. it’s a reality check and it tugs at your heart strings.
i encourage everyone out there reading to do something like this at some point. step outside of your environment and experience what it means to reach out and meet someone’s most basic need of shelter.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
join us in prayer on the trip this year! here are a few photos from trips past… enjoy!