Monday, July 02, 2012

Mexico Elections

Enrique Peña Nieto, former governor of the State of Mexico (where we live) and candidate for the PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) was elected next president of Mexico. The PRI returns to presidential power after 12 years of governance by Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, both members of the PAN (Partido Acción Nacional).

My wife voted after attending church yesterday. You can always detect who voted here, because both of their thumbs are black, from leaving their thumb print on the voting ballot. I did not vote, as I am not a naturalized Mexican citizen, but I really do not know for whom I would have voted anyway. I won't go into a whole lot of analysis on this election, although I would love to.

The elections certainly do not change the fact that Mexico needs our prayers, as does the U.S.

Below, some pictures of our second wheelchair donation, this one done inside the walls of a school for special needs kids.

Quote of the Day: The key is realizing— and believing— that this world is not your home. If you and I ever hope to free our lives from worldly desires, worldly thinking, worldly pleasures, worldly dreams, worldly ideals, worldly values, worldly ambitions, and worldly acclaim, then we must focus our lives on another world. Though you and I find ourselves surrounded by the lure of temporary pleasure, we must fasten our affections on the one who promises eternal treasure that will never spoil or fade. If your life or my life is going to count on earth, we must start by concentrating on heaven. For then, and only then, will you and I be free to take radical risk, knowing that what awaits us is radical reward.
Platt, David Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream (p. 179).

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