Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Monday, June 11, 2012

So I Won't Forget

Before I left Mexico, my team leader gave me two small gifts. 

A coin (diez pesos) and a washer. 

The purpose was so I would have something tangible to remember Mexico by - specifically the kids being served by the Rancho de los Ninos.

The washer was somewhat of a joke (because of the work I did with the roto hammer and drill), but I love it. Because it already had a hole in it, it gave me the idea to drill a hole in the coin and make a necklace to wear. 

So today I debuted my new necklace and love it. I found myself fingering it several times throughout the day, praying for the boys and workers at the Ranch.

I'm hoping that as I wear it in the next few months it will start some conversations. 

But at the very least, it will help me to remember what I experienced and saw. And it will remind me to go back.


  1. So beautiful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing the story of your mission trip. I've been reading for a long time, but I think this may be my first comment.

    1. Thank you for commenting - it's nice to "meet" you. I don't get many comments, so I often wonder if anyone is reading.

  2. I noticed you wearing this today. It is meaning and as an adornment.