Construction Inspector Josh Reeves (South Bend Office) and his wife, Monica, gave their all to make a positive impact at Monterrey, Mexico orphanage. The Reeves joined several members of the Riverside Community Church on a June mission trip to the “Casa Posibilidades” (or in English, Possibilities House) operated by Back2Back Ministries. While there, the Reeves worked on the house and the grounds itself and engaged the children in lots of soccer matches, water relay games, and basketball. Work duties included helping paint inside the home, clearing debris from a future expansion site, building a picnic bench, pruning prickly plants from the soccer field, demolishing and removing a dilapidated concrete pad and starting to prep for a new one, cleaning floors, burning brush piles, and building a closet.
Josh also worked to complete a day-long project with a mason who spoke no English. Their task – grade, form, and prep for a new sidewalk in front of a building on the grounds. “This was one of my favorite days of the trip, because two guys from different countries who spoke different languages were able to come together, share an understanding of a goal, and then achieve it,” Josh said.
Josh also extends a big thanks to the American Structurepoint Community Service team for their generous $250 contribution to help support the mission trip.