Culture Learning

Independence Day

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Yesterday, Monday, Sept 16 was Mexican Independence Day.

On Sunday, we celebrated after church at the church we attend here in Puebla.  Everyone was grateful for Carolyn’s offer to make a cake.

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Carolyn with the Pastor’s wife Judith.

The cakes were fantastic! The big one was a vanilla cake coloured in the colours of the Mexican flag!  Not only was it visually cool, it was so moist and yummy!

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The other one was a Tres Leche cake. It’s certainly the “best we’ve ever tasted!”  At least that’s what we’ve been told!

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Pastor’s Conference

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Hey Everyone!

July 27 – 31 we attended the annual Pastor’s Conference of Missionary Church of Mexico in Chignahuapan.  It was a great time for us to meet most of the pastors and a few of the leaders of the churches.  The 4 days went by really fast and was a real immersion in Spanish.  We received several invites to visit pastors and churches all over central Mexico.  We enjoyed the time connecting with so many new folks and getting to know some much better.

Below is a photo and a brief video of the Waterfalls we visited with some of the pastors.

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First Week in Mexico

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After a long journey driving to México, we spent our first week in Puebla with the Chapples.  It has been a good week connecting with people and getting to see parts of the city while attending to a number of details.

Trip to the Market!
Trip to the Market!
Geting Supplies for Fiesta of Quesadillas and Gorditas .
Geting Supplies for Fiesta of Quesadillas and Gorditas.
Hike up the Hill with the Chapple Boys and our dogs.
Hike up the Hill with the Chapple Boys and our dogs.
Cactus Plant Farm.
Cactus Plant Farm.
Phil's face after taking a tumble on the uneven pavement - broken glasses (they have super glue here!) and scraped up face, otherwise, just fine!
Phil’s face after taking a tumble on the uneven pavement – broken glasses (they have super glue here!) and scraped up face, otherwise, just fine!
Very Cool Town!
Very Cool Town!
Trip to Zaca... They have very steep roads here!
They have very steep roads here!
Lunch at ... Phil trying to untie ...
Phil trying to untie Mixiote Lunch
Welcome to our New Home! We put a deposit on this 2 Bedroom Home between Puebla and Cholula - a great place and convenient.
Welcome to our New Home! We put a deposit on this 2 Bedroom Home between Puebla and Cholula – a great place and convenient.
Back Yard
Back Yard
Living Room
Living Room
Gate and Driveway
Gate and Driveway
Upstairs Room - which we'll use for a Study and Guest Room
Upstairs Room – which we’ll use for a Study and Guest Room

 

Upstairs
Upstairs
Kitchen
Kitchen