Friday, August 01, 2008


One of the best things about the mission is meeting such great people. Even though we might only see them for 2-4 weeks, it seems as if the friendships that develop are much deeper than that. Here are some of our friends:

Maria and the kids...

The girls, we kinda adopted them.....
Felix, he made Liz a balloon animal for her birthday....He is really a nice man.
Our crew.....(Nicole on the left)
The crew again....
Bishop of Solala (He really isn't our friend) but he would be, he just doesn't know it yet.
Soon to be Deacon Ricardo (Holding the Book of the Gospels)
Three Deacons (Deacon Pat, and on August 9th: Deacons Giovanni and Ricardo) and then they will priests in about 6 months - God willing.
Sean with our new friends from Michigan.

Brother Tim
Brother Kevin - You look different, Did you get a hair cut, or different color contacts?
Father Greg
Wicho - my new friend this year. What a special and nice man. He worked at our hotel and we had such nice visits.
Katherine - a long term volunteer.
She is with her class from the school.

Don and Dona Roli.
The kids from Michigan - they were such a special group of people - Big hearts, nice, GOOD PEOPLE......
The Michigan Group. They invited us over to one of their nightly reflections. I enjoyed them very much.
Deacon Benjamin. He will be ordained to the priesthood this month. He is holding a gift from Judith Brown. She painted this Icon and we delivered it to him as an ordination gift.

This is Stephanie that we met last year. She returned with her two brothers to show them San Lucas. She is from Maryland and is a very special person. She had been a long term volunteer at the mission in the past.
Julio - a driver for the mission. He immigrated to the US, didn't like it, and returned to Guatemala.
The two students that our friends from Redding CA, the Gee's, sponsor.
Margarito - He is the man who runs a lot of the operation at the mission. he is a nice, warm, and caring man....

What I enjoy the most about San Lucas is that people are more important than anything else. Work never gets in the way of relationships..... The people will always stop what they are doing to talk to you, help you, visit with you. People are truly more important that everything else....

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