Saturday, June 22, 2013

Day 1 of Mexico 2013

"Give thanks to The Lord, for He is good; His Love endures for ever!"

Our day began by meeting at the church at 7 am, loading up, praying and we were on the road by 7:45 am.  
We stopped at the base of the grape vine at 11:30 for lunch.

Travel over the grape vine was not a problem, but once on the other side near Valencia, the Excursion started to over heat.  We pulled off on an exit, made a quick call to Deacons Bruce DenDulk and Mike Xavier and the problem was diagnosed as a broken heater control valve with a by pass.  See picture.

Next we procured the necessary liquids from our emergency kit and the local grocery store then we were on a search for a replacement part.  Three auto parts dealers later we couldn't find the right part, because no one had it, so we bought a different part and team Kevin LaCasse and Chris Foley rigged it.  Kevin did the wrenching and Chris found the stick.  See photo...

As we made our way to our destination for the night Deacon Bruce called, he had found the correct part we needed at a p,ace down the road, reserved it in our name and texted us directions.  We picked up the part and were on our way.  We decided to change out the part once the engine cooled and we made it to our destination for the night, 142 miles later.  Who knew a stick in the hands of a former Navel officer and a Foley was such a powerful tool!  We arrived at 8 pm, just 12 hours after leaving Ripon.

Tomorrow, Sunday, we have worship planned and then we are off to our final destination, Yugo Ministries, south of Ensenada.  Please pray for the health of our team, for the boarder crossing, and for our safe travel.  We will update all of you tomorrow.  

Blessings, and headed to bed!