25 July 2009

Destination: Mexico

I know I've been a little scarce around here this week. It has been busy with Vince just getting back home. And now we are leaving on another trip. This time we are all going, along with my family, to San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico. We are so excited!!

40 years ago this year my parents began their missions work in Chiapas, Mexico. Now there are over 200 churches that are growing and thriving from that small start long ago. This next week will be the annual convention hosted by those churches and they are having a special celebration for my parents to celebrate 40 years of ministry there. I'm thrilled that our whole family is able to go.

My earliest memories are from Mexico. When I was a very young child we would travel there in an old blue pickup, pulling our travel trailer (they weren't called RV's back then) and stay for several months at a time. Then my parents began to make more short-term trips there, especially my dad, and although I've been to Mexico since then, I haven't been to the state of Chiapas since I was 4. So I am very happy to be returning--this time with my husband and children.

I'm hoping that we'll have internet service there, but I'm not sure, so you may not hear from me in blogland for a week or so. But I promise to return very soon with lots of pictures of our trip! In the meantime, I hope you have a blessed week!

(images from Google)


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Have a safe trip, Lora, and enjoy your time with your family and the special celebration.

Julie said...

I will be praying for a safe trip! Be sure to take lots and lots of pictures! Blessings..julie

steviewren said...

What a wonderful trip. I'm sure it will be filled with many happy memories for your parents and those they served there. You and your children will come home with wonderful memories of your own. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures. Have fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi lora
I'm sure it will be exciting for you to go back to where your parents started their missionary work and see them honored for all their years of work. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

Jamie said...

How exciting! Have an amazing trip. I'm looking forward to reading about it and seeing pictures too.

Michelle M. said...

Oh my goodness! How exciting. I hope you have a wonderful time and can't wait to hear aboutit.