Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Roadrunner and 2 Cows

 A roadrunner has taken up residence in our yard.

He has pretty orange, white and blue markings by his eyes.

Here he is by the neighbor's fence.

These 2 cows stroll through the front yard every once in awhile.

Sometimes they go to the back yard because they heard that the grass is always greener over the septic tank! ;o)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pray Around the World

Every spring the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches chooses one hour of one day when we encourage all of our parishioners to join together in a special time of prayer.

Our hearts are encouraged when we think of our brothers and sisters in the Lord all around the world: in the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa and other places, gathered at the very same moment in time, our hearts and voices united together in prayer to our Lord.

We were privileged to join our people in Rio Bravo, Mexico for this special time of prayer.

Pastor Santiago Hernandez's children praying together.

Institute President, Eli Balderas, and wife, Isela.

"And Heaven comes down, our souls to greet, and glory crowns the mercy seat."

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Food in Oaxaca

Grilled chicken and peppers, guacamole and refried beans in a restaurant.

Chiles rellenos, lettuce and tomatoes, refried beans and rice.

Mexican buffet restaurant.

Buffet meal in an open-air restaurant in Oaxaca City.

Cooking for the buffet over a wood-fired adobe stove.

Baked potato, vegetables and mushroom gravy topped beef.

Layered tortillas, refried beans, cabbage and salsa in a church member's home in San Gabriel. Most meals are served with coffee.

Venison mole (mexican "mo-lay," not the animal mole) :o) with the large tortillas that Oaxaca is known for, served in a home in Junta de los Rios. The small bowl holds coarse salt which you pinch (not shake) onto your food.

Eating mole together in a home in Las Palmas.