My Mexican days
Seem so far away in my memory tonight
my friends that presented another of the light
Through the music, language and through the blinding haze.
Was the experience challenging going too a new land
Yes said this gringo who was taught their way
To do work, to speak Spanish and pray.
Too walk the ancient paths of their culture and at times walk in the sand.
No longer was I a gringo but now an amigo a friend.
Too the people who I care so much for in Mexico
They took me in and helped me grow
An experience of a lifetime and glad I was sent.
Teaching English, learning Spanish and ministering to one and all
Sharing life, the pain of death and need was there
The people gave too me than I too them which hardly seems fair.
I made friends that will last a lifetime
May I go back someday too see these people who made me at home
Who shared all they had and I never felt alone.
Thank you to the missionaries who helped guide my way
You kept me safe and taught me many things
So in Spanish my testimony I could bring
I am the richer for the experience today.
By Ty Stingel
January 12, 2014
Dios te bendiga mi amigo’s!