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Spokane teens to build homes in Mexico

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A group of teenagers are working in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, hammering away. They’re practicing building homes in preparation for a trip to Mexico.

This is a trip the church has helped organize for more than two decades.

Sonya Vogeler is going with the group. It'll be her fourth and last trip.

“I’m actually one of our master builders on our site,” she says.

She's gone back to the same place every year.

“We’ve really grown accustomed the community and learned about the people there,” she says.

But other than the handiwork skills she gets, Sonya's learned a lot about herself from the families she meets in Tijuana, which she says is the biggest takeaway.

“We think that we have a lot to teach them but they have a lot to teach us too. So I think it's really good thing to know even going out in to the world or to college that everybody grows up in different situations but we all have equal values and equal opportunities to have a great life and to be happy.”

They leave in a week and will be building five homes.

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