Busy busy day today. We had our mid-year Parish meeting this morning at Parroquia San Cristóbal. Lots of people avoid parish meetings, and then complain that the same 47 people make all the decisions, so today I was sneaky; I held the meeting right after my sermon. The meeting was more informational than anything else (no elections or stuff like that) and when the meeting was finished we continued with the Nicene Creed, the Oracion de los Fieles, the confession, etc. It worked quite well! And the parish made some good (IMHO) decisions.
Several weeks ago the refrigerator in the parish kitchen died and went to Refrigerator Heaven, where it is now all shiny and beautiful and only contains healthy foods and angelfood cake. However, we had no frig for a while. Friday, a member of the parish, Mr. Herber Bynoe, purchased the parish a brand new refrigerator!! Here's a photo of Padre y Mr. Bynoe (geez, I need a haircut; Mr. Bynoe is all suave and cool looking and I look like Ed Wynn!!)
The Trippies returned from Raices this afternoon. They had a great time. Here are some photos of the arrival.
Gathering up maletas
Obispo Murray directing the crowd
The group from our companion diocese of Newark with Coleen and Nelson Edwards, Jr.
THEN a group from the Frederick Regional Council of Episcopal Churches of the Diocese of Maryland arrived. They are here for a Medical Mission in the Interiór. Here they are having fun at Revda. Jane Surles' home.
Tomorrow I'll post some photos the kids brought home from Raices.