Nine youth from St. Saviour’s Anglican, in the company of family and friends, are headed to Vicente Guerra, Baja California, Mexico from July 16–25, 2020 to take part in a humanitarian experience. The group will be going to build a home along side a family living in poverty.
Many of the families living in this small agricultural area do not have warm or safe housing. Dirt floors combined with tarps and cardboard for shelter creates health issues and many challenges that affect all parts of peoples lives. The youth will build the home with the family, which creates the opportunity to foster a new relationship, learn a new language, and participate in a new culture.
Edmund Laldin, Incumbent at St. Saviour’s, stated: “The young people at St. Saviour’s and our church leadership are very excited to be going to Mexico to help with this incredible endeavour.”
The St. Saviour’s team will be working with an organization called Live Different on this project. Live Different was established as a Canadian charity in 2000 and began to operate internationally in 2005. Since 2000, they have spoken with over 1.6 million students, visited over 3,800 schools from coast-to-coast, and completed over 500 projects internationally, including building homes, schools, and clinics.
The youth of St. Saviour’s are working hard at fundraising a large part of their journey. If you would like to assist, please be in touch with the church office at 204-667-0336.