Well, my trip to Chiapas Mexico got cut a little short. Sunday night, not too long after we had taken off from Houston Renee went into labor. By the time we landed in Villahermosa Renee had given birth. She arrived at the hospital around eight and the baby was delievered at 9:34 that night. Needless to say, I found out about my son’s birth via a text message.
Andrew Robert Wallace is the name. He was 6 lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long. I have loved the name Andrew since I was 11 and Robert is my middle name and my dad’s first name. He is one healthy baby boy and mom and baby are doing fine.
As for the the rest of my story – I was able to catch the first flight out of Villahermosa yesterday morning and got here around 8pm. I will be quite happy to not see the inside of an airplane for a while but am extremely glad I was fortunate enough to get back here yesterday.
We spent the night here last night and are headed home today! I will post pictures then.
Tomorrow fifteeb students, four leaders, and myself head out for Chiapas in Mexico. We are scheduled to be doing some construction work as well as running a vacation bible school in the area. Our first step os to fly from Cleveland to Houston and make a connection in an hour and fifteen minutes. If we can manage that first hurdle we’ll be off to a good start.
Watch this space for updates throughout the week (depending on how good verizons service is)
Our high school youth group is headed for Mexico this summer for a week to work with the Hebron Foundation and their effort to provide proper medical care for those in Southern Mexico as well as lead a Vacation Bible School for children in Chiapas, Mexico.
As part of our fundraising effort we are hosting Mex Fest: A Buffet and Silent Auction on February 24th. Tickets are only $15! We’re also looking for items to be donated for our silent auction. We’re expecting 250-300 people that night so this is a great way to get your name out!