Friday, March 13, 2015

Breaking in the new tools

The first trip of 2015 is almost upon us, and it's time to hit travel mode and get dirty.
On Sunday, March 22nd, the six-member Mercy Tech Mission team (along with the 23 volunteers from Summerland Baptist Church) will descend upon San Quintin in the California Baja.
Driving past the commercial farms in the northern Baja
Mercy Tech will formally kick-start the mechanics training program at the One Life One Chance mission base, while the SBC team will be doing a house-build in the community for a single mom with five children.
Administration building, One Life One Chance
Supplying much needed housing for struggling families
We've begun building our tool inventory (see previous posts from August and November 2014), and we can't wait to "break 'em in" with some real hands-on training sessions.
Mechanic's tool cabinet with assorted hand tools

Innova OBDII Diagnostic Scan tool (Thanks, Todd!)
Our two students (Ivan and Poli) will be learning from master technician and Alberta shop owner, John Cornett-Ching, and we have some fairly challenging repair jobs already lined up and waiting for us.
While the automotive training is going on, the rest of the crew will be helping to put up a 30x30 garage that will house our tools and be our training space for future trips.
In addition, Mercy Tech will be researching the possibilities of providing skills training not just for young men, but for the women of the Baja as well.
As has been said before, we can't change the world, but we can change someone's world. Please partner with us as we continue to change lives, one skill at a time.

2 comments:

  1. So excited for your team! Have a great trip!

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