Day 2-4 (Puebla Bible Seminary)
One day we took a break from painting and watched the Mexico/Croatia game with a bunch of PBS students. That was a treat! We then had an exciting "15" minute trip to eat at a fellow believer's restaurant when spontaneous parades and celebrations clogged the streets since Mexico beat Croatia! ¡Viva México!
Day 5 (Casa Alto Refugio)
We sat down to a meal of 22 pizzas and 11 orders of Crazy Bread. The orphanage is set up as 4 small houses that open to an indoor common area. Each mother oversees as many as 17 children in her home. We split ourselves among the kitchen tables for a meal full of laughter, despite some language barriers. During the leisurely afternoon, the children chose from several activities. Many boys played soccer with our guys or Uno in the common area. One girls' dining room was turned into a busy spa, complete with all-natural oatmeal face masks and cooling cucumbers to rest their eyes. The girls proved to be quiet artistic! All the Franconia ladies left with some funky colors or glittery designed nails.
Day 6 (Spiritual Needs of Mexico)
One little girl told us that Jesus was dead because she saw Him in His coffin. The churches are ornate sometimes to the point of being gaudy. The people's devotion is misplaced. It breaks my heart to see people place their faith in prayer candles and indulgences and sometimes even false gods carved right into the church walls right next to the Trinity.