Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas / Happy New Year

I hope each of you had a good Christmas, I know this is a little late but better late then never. 2009 is just a round the corner. At times the future seems so uncertain but as we look ahead to 2009 let us remember we serve a faithful God and when it seems all around us is falling apart, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Ok, let me back up a little here to Saturday Dec 20. We left Santiago at 5:30am and started our 12 hour drive to Pachuca. Saturday evening we stayed with Harry and Rebekah Rodriguez. They are a missionary couple that have been working there for a few years. They have a very nice home there in Pachuca. We were surprised at how cold it gets there because they are at a much higher altitude. Sunday morning there was ice on the bumper of the van. We almost that we were back in Canada because it was so cold.

This is the building where they gather with other Christians on Sundays.

We left right after the meeting Sunday morning with Harry, Rebekah, there three children, Rebekah's mother and several of the Christians from Pachuca to drive to Veracruz. It was a very scenic drive through the mountains and curvy roads.

Pico de Orizaba, is the highest mountain in Mexico. I am not sure if it has snow on it all year round or not but it sure does have a lot on it now.

It stands 5636 m or 18,491 feet above sea level.

We came across this accident we weren't sure what happened but there were three vehicles involved. we

At one point we got held up by a long line of traffic at a toll both we probably waited for about 45 minutes. There is a lot of traffic at this time of year.

A little bit of the scenery along they way.

Just about 45 minutes outside of Veracruz we stopped in Cotaxla. Harry was supposed to speak at the gospel meeting there but because we got held up in traffic we didn't make it till the meeting was almost over. The Christian out reach there was started by a Mexican who went up and worked in Iowa got saved.

I will try to post again with more info on our week in Veracruz, but I am very sorry but you are going to have to wait till next year though. Happy New Year to one and all.

1 comment:

The Woodford's said...

Hey Andrew! Good to hear from you, and nice to see some pic's. Happy New Year!
Love, T&S