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Mexico Monday, Week 5

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“God is love”

Visiting small churches in isolated villages and various neighborhoods, or colonias, in the larger towns and cities was a big part of our summer trips to Mexico.

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Singing with the group — I’m standing front and center; my mom is on the left, with my dad directly behind her

There were always lots of curious children…

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Sharing a story with the kids

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They especially loved singing songs

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Singing again!

The people we met were always incredibly kind and eager to share whatever they had with us — even when they had very little, compared to what we were used to at home.

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It was intensely humbling, and I learned quite a lot about  what a person needs — and doesn’t need — to be happy in life.

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Chocolate napping outside the Lemon Factory

One of my favorite memories is a place in Guadalajara.  The pastor and his wife lived next to their small chapel, and the yard was dominated by a huge lemon tree, so we called it the Lemon Factory.  Their friendly Labrador could nearly always be found snoozing with his feet braced against the wall.

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Gathered outside the chapel

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That’s me, peeking out from the doorway of the chapel in Guadalajara

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