AUG 2012VOLUME 57
After my time in northern Mexico,I traveled south to meet missionaries inOaxaca. Although we had never meteach other in person, I knew I’d lovethem instantly. He’s a church planter,she’s a midwife;and togetherwith their 5children, theyare ministeringto the indigenespeoples of theregion.After my 36hour bus ride there, they lovinglyarranged for me to stay in a lake homefor a much needed ‘Mountain Retreat’.Afterward, we did midwifery stuff (teaching a breech class, outreach tothe mountains, deliveries), and visitedthe city together (local markets,Zapoteca ruins, Cathedrals, etc.).I can honestly say I find the regionto be magical with its vibrant colors,nuanced flavors, and ancientcultures! It is a side of Mexico I havenever seen before but lovedimmensely.
--even the deep fried crickets!
At the start of the summer, Mexicowas far from my mind. I would neverhave guessed that my path wouldveer in that direction --or for so long--but I am thankful that it did.
-- So thankful!
Next stop... MOZAMBIQUE!!!
“Youcomprehend mypathand mylying down, And areacquaintedwith all myways.”Psalm 139:3
The Zapoteca ruins of Monte Alban, Oaxaca Mexico
D e l i v e r i n g t h e L o v e o f J e s u s o n e b a b y a t a t i m e .
Tule Tree & cathedral, Oaxaca. Midwives in my breech class.