The last words you may have heard from us were that we were going “off the grid.” Well, that is exactly where we have been for the last three weeks. We have been away from technology, the internet, and the bustling life of the city. Instead we have been enjoying the tranquil creation in central Mexico. Sound nice? It was, but it was also rustic, fun, challenging, encouraging, and eye-opening.
Our trip was filled with all sorts of experiences, from loading and unloading over 1,400 adobe bricks that weighed about 25 lbs each, to cleaning tribal homes, cooking with solar power, using an outhouse, bathing and doing laundry in the local creek, visiting and getting to know the Nahuatl families that live in the area, performing basic first aid, assisting in a week-long dental clinic for the people in the area, and spending time with the team that is working and living there in Las Moras.
It is a rugged, beautiful location, hard to reach, and not even accessible for four months of each year. Yet, the people there work, raise their children, visit, plant gardens, and live with the same basic needs we do, and one overarching need that has brought the team there – their need to know the God who loves them.
One of the most exciting parts of the trip actually came after the trip, when the team invited us to join them in the work there in Las Moras. We were excited to accept their invitation, and are pleased to announce that we are the newest members of the Las Moras team. We still have to finish Spanish study here in Chihuahua, and plan to take a few weeks in August and September to travel to the States and share what our new work will look like. But we’re excited to be part of the team, and can’t wait to get back out to Las Moras and work with the team toward reaching the Nahuatl people in their own language.
There will be more details to come later, but for now, we hope you enjoy these pictures of our trip: