Greetings from Ahuazotepec! Everyone is doing very well, it is great to see the missionaries so motivated to give, so willing to learn. The project advances at a steady pace, but we are a bit behind since we participated in the Corpus Christi procession (3 hours!) yesterday.
Corpus Christi here is celebrated on the Thursday after the feast of the Holy Trinity and the townspeople go all out in the celebration. The procession started in San Antonio, a village about 4 miles away from the head town, Ahuazotepec. We drove there and then walked back, carrying the Blessed Sacrament in a wooden canopy adorned with flowers. Fr. Inocencio, the Parish Priest, invited all the people who participated to take turns in carrying the Blessed Sacrament, some of the missionaries did so. We stopped a few times along the way in altars that the people had prepared in order to receive Benediction. Once we got to Ahuazotepec, a video of Eucharistic Miracles was projected in the Parish and afterwards we had Mass, Fr. John was the main celebrant. We left for the procession at 3:40 pm and Mass finished 9:30 pm, it was a long afternoon. Many missionaries commented afterwards that it was very inspiring to see the place the people here give to their faith. We finished the day with Pizza to celebrate!
Right now all the missionaries are working hard on the house, we’re about to finish the first layer of cement in the walls (we need to put two), we still need to place the roof and windows. Hopefully it won’t rain today and we’ll able to make good progress.
Please keep us in your prayers!