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Youth Outreach Mission Trip to Seattle  -  July 29 - August 3

Several of our students went on a Mission Trip that was "right in our own backyard". They spent time serving and learning about people in Seattle.  see photos

Youth Outreach Mission Trip to Tijuana Mexico  -  August 6-12

A group of 17 students and adults from Holy Disciples enjoyed a Mission Trip to Tijuana Mexico where, along with 22 youth and adults from St. Louise Parish in Bellvue, they worked on building houses for families.  The groups worked with a thirty-year-old organization called "Esperanza" which just this summer completed its 1,000 house.  (Some of you may remember that years ago, Holy Disciples sent several students on Mission Trips with Esperanza.)    Click here to view more photos.

Throughout the week the group worked on three different houses while in Tijuana. They helped to put a roof on a new home for a family of six, dug four-foot deep trenches for the foundation of a new house for a family of four, and poured a concrete floor and laid several courses of cinderblock for the walls in a new house for a family of seven.

At the first house, the family's little girls fell in love with many of our students (the feelings were mutual). It was to this family that our students gave the booklet of "Prayer Bricks" from the parishioners at Holy Disciples.  Each day, the families cooked a homemade meal for the student crew who worked on their houses. Served at the worksite, the food was as delicious as it was plentiful.

Students and their adult volunteers formed a "bucket line" to transport the heavy concrete
from the mixer to the rooftop. The work was as hard (and as dirty) as it looks in these photos, but faces always hosted smiles, encouraging words were often exchanged, and laughter was frequent. Members of the family and their neighbors took their turn passing buckets and mixing concrete...a true experience of community. 




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