Finally the day arrived for the Living Stones Bible Fellowship Class and the Alber’s Men Class to take a meal to Mercy Street Mission in West Dallas. I for one have been waiting for this day since last fall when we attended the Mercy Street luncheon. Be still my heart. Going to Mercy Street was wonderful. What a blessing!
Ann has three teenage grandsons, and she knows what kids like to eat. At her suggestion Donkey Tails (AKA Mexican Hot Dogs) were on the menu for the day.
Ann was in charge of making a bazillion Mexican Hot Dogs. Ann has a heart for missions, and she has always been able to accomplish so much. It is truly amazing. For years she and her husband Bob have worked with mission groups from First Baptist Church Richardson with the churches in the Texas Valley. Ann collects items for Christmas stockings to be given to children in an area called “The Dump”. (Members of the Living Stones make stockings and gather gifts.) The people there live around a dump site, and these stockings are the only gifts the children will get for Christmas.
This year Ann and others arranged for shoes and teaching materials to be given to a small church in Roma, Texas. This church is along the border between Texas and Mexico. It is humbling to know that this little church – which has nothing – always shares what is given to them. Bob and other men work on construction needs at the churches. They also build playgrounds.
It was a messy job, and Ann was such a trouper. There will be stars in her crown.
Here is how you make the Mexican Hot Dogs. Cut the hot dog into three strips lengthwise. Place one piece of hot dog on a medium or large size flour tortilla. Add a spoonful of chili and shredded cheese. Roll, add another layer of hot dog, chili and cheese, roll, and then add another layer of hot dog, chili and cheese. You have to work at tucking the ends of the tortilla in. It will look like a burrito. Wrap in foil, and then heat in the oven until ready to serve. The cheese melts into the chili and hot dog, and they really are good. We had the oven on low here at the house, and when we got to Mercy Street, the oven was set a little higher.
Sheila was in charge of fruit. I learned something from her. Her son works in the food service industry and has done catering. He told her that all fruit needs to be washed with soap before serving. I have always washed fruit, but not with soap. I will now. Sheila is organized and can make any and everything look pretty. She knows how to do things “right”.
Precious Ms Becky and son Tex brought over brownies. Yummy! Others brought brownies also (Sorry no pictures), and I am here to tell you, the kids loved – loved – loved the brownies.
Brownies went in bags, and dear friend Mrs. Ralph did a fantastic job bagging the brownies.
The men met on the porch to review driving directions. We did get there safely.