Nearing the end

I want to keep this blog short so I can get some sleep but I wanted to update everyone on what we did today.

A small group of us went into Nogales, Sonora at sunrise to shoot some b-roll of the city coming to life.  It was really fun and I love being on the Mexico side.  Then we went to McDonalds where it was Nico’s first time ever eating food there.

Later we drove to Tuscon where we went to the courthouse and witnessed the stream line.  This is when 50 to 70 illegal immigrants are put on trial.  5 go up at a time and they all plead guilty.  Once they plead guilty they are taken to jail for their sentence then deported once their time is up. The courts do this 5 days a week.  That is over 300 people getting tried a week and that is just in Tuscon.

At night I grilled more hamburgers for everyone.  These ones turned out very good and they were so juicy.  We all ate outside and then played a game afterwords.  Once the game was done I started a fire in the charcoal grill and we roasted marshmallows.  It was a very relaxing night.

Keep the prayers coming for my fellow classmates, teachers and myself. Especially for the migrants who are risking their lives as you read this in order to come to the U.S.  We only have 2 more days down here until we travel back to Homaha.   I’m trying to make the most of what little time is left.  I can’t wait to share my experiences with all of you back home.

2 thoughts on “Nearing the end

  1. Hi AJ
    Thanks for your update. You are forever changed by this experience. It is interesting that the media doesn’t give the facts of what is happening with the migrants. It’s the words from you and your classmates which give voice to the process of migration and those who risk their lives for a better one. You are seeing the light of God in others and demonstrating love, compassion, and mercy for them. May God continue to bless you, your classmates and those who seek freedom.

  2. Hi AJ! Reading your blog has caused me to see this situation so differently and leaves me wanting to know more. I had never looked at the reason behind them coming, or the number of them that are trying, the incredible risk involved, or their faith.
    Thank you for sharing this experience with us and for being such a bright light to those around you.
    Blessings to you and your team!
    Colleen

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