Wednesday, May 29, 2013

February Trip - Part 24

For the last part of their trip in Oaxaca, Bible Methodist Mission Director Tim Keep, Saltillo Pastor Dolores Hernandez and Missionaries Steve Stetler and Brennan Muir headed to Bugambilias.

Their first stop was at a gas station. There were no pumps so the attendant siphoned gas from jugs into our gas tank.

These are very humble homes but if you look closely you may be able to see that they have cable satellite TV (light blue dish on lower house).

Delicious rice and quesadilla.

Backing out of the steep driveway.

Tostadas cooking on the wood fire. A large tortilla press is on the left and a molcajete full of salsa in front.

Bean and cheese tostadas topped with salsa and avocados.

Part of the road to Bugambilias is rutted red dirt.

Another part of the road goes through a mountain stream.

Part of the village of Bugambilias.

Pastor Alejandro and his wife Chely. He was a street kid, addicted to drugs and alcohol and she was dedicated to Satan by her grandmother, but God found them and changed their lives!

*Special thanks to Brennan Muir for some of these pictures.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

February Trip - Part 23

Missionary Steve Stetler speaking at the San Gabriel Church.

Steve translating for Mission Director Tim Keep.

Missionary Brennan Muir speaking.

Saltillo Pastor Dolores Hernandez preaching.

Most of the women sit on the left and the men on the right.

Some of the congregation.

Fellowship outside of the church.

Steve hands out candy after service.

Enjoying being together after the service.

*Special thanks to Brennan for some of these pictures.

February Trip - Part 22

*Special thanks to Brennan Muir for these pictures

The pretty little town of San Gabriel de Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. When I (Beth) visited here, I so enjoyed walking through town. I walked everywhere: to the store, to the internet cafe and to church. It's a special place!

A hotel and a shoe store.

A fruit and snack shop.

Steve getting in a motorcycle taxi.

People walking to service at the Bible Methodist Church in San Gabriel.

Brennan standing on the balcony of the house where they stayed. Steve is below on the left, showing pictures on his computer.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

February Trip - Part 21

*Special thanks to Brennan Muir for some of these pictures.

Ladies serving a delicious meal.

The hosts coming out to the road from a jungly path.

A rugged part of the trail.

Missionary Steve Stetler and Mission Director Tim Keep walking to lunch.

Saltillo Pastor Dolores Hernandez, Steve and Tim visiting before meal time.

A wood-burning stove was used to prepare the meal.

San Gabriel pastor Elias Lopez, Dolores, Tim and Steve enjoying their meal.

Some cute kids!

Steve talking with the hosts along the road with Pastor Elias on the right.

February Trip - Part 20

*Special thanks to Brennan Muir for most of these pictures.

Elsa leads the service.

Missionary Steve Stetler speaks to the congregation.

The church people praying.

Exterior view of church.

Interior view of church.

Steve translating for Mission Director Tim Keep.

 Missionary Brennan Muir speaking.

Steve, Tim and Brennan singing for church.

The wonderful group from this mission outreach in Oaxaca.