Its been a busy year for Jacob at The Message Trust in Manchester. In September he finished his Internship and took on a full time position. He spends his days working in schools, taking lessons and giving concerts.
"The Message Trust exists to share the Christian message in words and actions to young people through Creative Arts, Community Transformation and Christ-Centred Enterprise"
During 2014 they performed 25 Concerts and 150 lessons in 26 Schools to over 10,000 kids.
To finish of the year, they released their first Music Video. The EP comes out in early January.
Its been great having Jacob home in Mexico for Christmas. He'll be returning in May to get married to the lovely Rachel and then they'll both be heading back to settle in England.
Meet Fausto and Gloria. A very loving couple who we had the chance to work with this week. Married for 7 years they have 2 children Angel & Abril. Living in pretty desperate circumstances, they family had been hit by immigration issues and health problems. Meaning Fausto has not been able to work for the past 18 months. They've been living on the measly $57 a week that Gloria was earning, packing vegetables.
Thier house is a tiny shack with tarp walls and a dirt floor. They had 2 small beds between them and minimal furniture.
Although very poor, with very few things, they kept everything they had well. The house was kept clean and even the dirt yard was clean and raked when we arrived.
Building their house was a true joy. The family joined in with everything, and were so appreciative of everything we did for them.
When it came to the dedication ceremony, there was hardly a dry eye. Fausto accepted the keys, but then took one key off the ring and hung it out side the house. He said this key is for you. My home will always be your home. Then turning to the team he said "When i was young, i always wondered what Angels looked liked. Now i Know what they look like"
This weekend we built 5 homes for the poor in Ensenada. It was espeially meaningful for us as Jacob & Rachel we able to come out and join us on the build.
Thanks for being part of changing lives in Ensenada