A few things to update you on…
- Saturday we had an “off” day. We spent time at the park playing football with some of the Mexican people and then they taught us how to play soccer. It was lots of fun spending the day playing in the park. We told Nate (our wonderful youth minister) that he could play only if he toned-down his competitiveness. Nate is the most competitive guy in the whole world, and we enjoy spending time teasing him about it. He was able to keep himself under control (for the most part).
- Saturday night a handful of us went to Lucha Libre (yes, a Mexican professional wrestling match). How could I ever live with myself knowing I had a chance to watch a cultural event such as Lucha Libre and didn’t go? So I decided not to deprive myself of this pleasure and I watched the great “Mistico” defend his title. It was too fun.
- Sunday: Worship with the church in Mexico City was amazing. The singing was tremendous and the communion time was very moving. I wish everyone could experience worship in another country. It’s a “out-of-your-comfort-zone” experience.
- The other morning I was the first to get up so I made coffee. I drank half the pot before someone else finally got up. When they did they asked me how I made the coffee and I replied, “like I always do.” I realized I’d made coffee with the water we aren’t supposed to drink. I made it with water from the faucet instead of bottled water. To this point … I still haven’t gotten sick. Yea, dumb move on my part.
- Update on kids … A hand full have sick, but only off and on. Nothing serious. Good thing we have a couple of fantastic doctors with us on the trip. Tomorrow we take a trip outside the city to a little community. There we will be working, serving and giving clothes away that we brought with us. It will be a long, hard and fruitful day.
- Thanks for your prayers and your notes. The kids have sure enjoyed the comments from home. A few pictures are below.
Most of the group that went to the park.
The communion table during Sunday morning services.
Two more of the homeless people we fed. They asked that we take their picture.