Following the medical mission trip in May of 2014, thirteen people joined Dr. Doty and Peggy Gentry, Board Chairperson, for a general mission trip. This enthusiastic group ranged in age from 19 to 75 years and included a recently retired fire chief; a psychiatrist; two breast cancer survivors; four employees of Coursetrends, an online marketing solutions company for all things golf; an environmental consultant; and a budget analyst. What did these people, most of whom had never met each other, have in common?
Mixing plaster for building at Club Cristiano.
Each of them had a spirit of adventure and a desire to love and help, in some small way, those who struggle in poverty. Walls were plastered at Club Cristiano, which runs a kindergarten, feeding program, and a grade-school mentoring program. Vacation Bible School was provided at Colegio Cristiano Presbiteriano (CCP) and at Club Cristiano; Spanish Bibles were delivered to Club Cristiano, breast cancer patients were visited and given gift packets made by the Bosom Buddies cancer support group in Austin. In addition, 15 lucky children from Club Cristiano made a trip to the zoo. Each team member felt they had something to give and all received the satisfaction that comes from giving and serving.