We are convinced that when we give to others we receive more in return. Although this cant be our motivation for service- it does create an environment of growth in ourselves. That is why B2L focuses on service with others offering various opportunities locally, in Mexico and coming in 2014- beyond!
The fall of 2005 we were put in contact with a beautiful orphanage in La Mision, Mexico, Door of Faith Orphanage. An orphanage isnt always beautiful but the love and health of this giant family drew us in. We also met an inspiring young couple with a dream and lots of faith which began our relationship with- what was to become- Open Arms Daycare in La Mision. A lovely little village on the coast of baja with two amazing ministries- one caring for orphans and the abandoned, the other doing justice in keeping families together to prevent child abandonment in Baja. The last six years we have led groups to this tiny town, partnering with these two organziations supporting their work and the community. Both organizations have grown and are doing amazing work. We have deep respect for both and look forward to years of continued partnerships with them. At the same time we look forward to new adventures. In 2012 we visited three more orphanages and have identified Casa de Paz as the next one we will begin developing a long term partnership with.
We know a week away serving with others is a powerful experience. It is our hope that it is not just a week but a catalyst for living more God and others focused back at home. We encourage you to find places locally to serve and if you are not sure where to start then join us on our bay area opportunities.
Looking ahead- the student leadership academy has been working hard at understanding and educating others regarding the issues of modern day slavery. We hate the fact that more people today, then any other time in history, are enslaved. In keeping with the mission of Be2Live and fullfilling the work of the SLA we are working to identify an organization to partner with that is working specifically on the prevention side of the slavery issue. The globe is wide open- we are narrowing it down- so stay tuned to see where 2014 will take us!
It is our hope that as we serve together, we will experience God more personally and understand that we were all created to love and serve others by living a life on mission in community, serving others and in relationship with God. Once you discover who God has created you to be you will truly live.