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Mission to Monterrey

posted Mar 9, 2016, 7:37 AM by Travis Redden   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 7:13 AM ]
    
    Recently BHS student Chloe Carson traveled to Monterrey, Mexico with the Brownstown Liberty Christian Church on a mission trip. Chloe described the trip as eye opening. She was able to experience a different culture that was very welcoming. In Monterrey the people show a lot of affection and attention to everyone; when someone walks into a room they are always greeted with a kiss on the cheek. Chloe has been a part of the Liberty Christian Church since she was born and joined vacation bible school as soon as she was old enough. She is also the junior class president, a scholar bowl member, part of math club, and an adviser on the PBIS committee at BHS.

    Chloe arrived in Monterrey on Thursday around noon. They spent most of the day touring the city, sight seeing, and she spent time visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of Monterrey. On Friday she visited the Iglesia de cristo Church of Christ for the first time and they began work on painting African animals and shields for the church's vacation bible study. On Saturday morning she helped make breakfast for the church and that evening she attended a youth rally. Then on Sunday Chloe helped out at Sunday school at 10 a.m. and attended church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To tie the afternoon together Antonio and Jenny had a cookout. Finally Chloe arrived back home on Monday at 11 p.m.

    While on the five day trip Chloe stayed with friends of the church, Antonio and Jenny Gomez. This was the first time the Liberty Christian Church has ever traveled to Monterrey and Chloe had the opportunity to travel there with six other members of the church. They ate tacos, tostadas, and ordered from local Mexican restaurants. Many of the residents could not speak English, but Chloe admits it was fun trying to order her food in Spanish. They also ate a lot of salsa, peppers, mangoes, and avocados.

    Chloe went on the trip to see how different yet alike our cultures are. There's a quote by Mark Twain, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” It is important to travel the world and experience different cultures because it makes us more open minded to other ethnicities, cultures, and lifestyles. We are proud of her for being generous and volunteering her time to be a missionary.
by Courtney Zasada

Mexico


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