One of the joys of living near a fault line is the occasional feeling of weirdness that happens during an earthquake. It happened again at 3:20 a.m. this morning. I would have no doubt slept through it, as it takes a major catastrophe to wake me up, but Mayra felt it, and let me know. Sure enough, everything was moving. It was a pretty strong quake, 6.1 Richter scale, or so says the news. The water in our aquarium almost spilled out, and the fish started fighting one another.
This morning several of us are going to pick up 25 more wheelchairs, and we are purchasing them with funds given by several friends. The chairs are basically free, provided for by several different missions agencies, but distributed in Mexico by Operation Blessing. We pay $12 per chair approximately, for importation expenses. I was in a nearby store here in Ixtapaluca that sells wheelchairs. The most basic, cheapest model sells for 2015 pesos, or about $155. Free is a much better price than $155!
All this week the Breakaway missions conference is happening, at Texas A&M. Follow it on Twitter at #GoMissions. Below...a pic of a promotional poster for the conference. We own the "Latin World" opps.
Quote of the Day: As you reflect on your schooling, was the emphasis more on technical or relational competency? Don't get me wrong; knowing how to do your job is important. Often life depends on doing our jobs well. But when it comes to working in another country or with another ethnic group, the research suggests we give priority to building and sustaining relationships.
Duane Elmer. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility