Cristo Rey

Trip Start Nov 25, 2006
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Flag of Mexico  , Coahuila,
Saturday, December 16, 2006

We found Cristo Rey
through my sister's congregation who travels from Iowa to provide volunteer service here. We saw the new church, the playground and the outbuilding for classes that volunteers gradually built on our first pass through. When we returned on Sunday afternoon, we saw it all in action. Worshipping with this tiny congregation of very poor people (live on $1/day) is a joy.


Ysidro and Marta, the lay couple who lead this group, were very busy during our Sunday visit, so we were grateful we had dinner and conversation with them at Hector and Myrta's earlier that day. Such dedication and commitment!


We stopped for some grocery shopping at the huge "Bodega" store in Piedras Negras before crossing the border. It was a warehouse-style store with groceries, electronics, clothing and everything inbetween. Lots of everything, including pre-Christmas shoppers!


The border crossing is always interesting to us. We got through faster this time, fortunately, though we still stalled idling in bridge traffic for 20+ minutes. Tomorrow's post will explain some of those dymanics.
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Where I stayed
San Lucas Lutheran Church

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