We drove to Mexico City with three other missionaries from Puebla, arriving Tuesday evening. The pastor of the host church, Rod Fry, had organized housing for all the people attending the conference, and Abraham and I were assigned to stay with a young lady from Mexico City and another young lady from Arkansas. The funny thing when we first went to their house is that we had actually met the missionary from Arkansas before when we helped with the camp in Queretero over the summer.
In the afternoon, the
After lunch, Abraham and I set out with David, one of the members of the local church, to invite kids to the camp. We had not gotten very far when we passed a group of people in loud, aggressive argument. A young man was pulling on a young woman while her friend tried to separate them. The young lady's mother was shouting at them all and then desperately appealed to us for help.
She told us that the young man was trying to take her pregnant daughter back to live with him, and that he had hit them both that morning. The man vigorously denied what she said, and the insults and shouting continued. Abraham and David stayed to help while I went to look for the church's pastor. He was leaving, but his wife returned with me. When we arrived, the situation was much calmer, and Abraham was talking quietly with Yair, the young man, and Karla, the young woman. After some time, they both agreed to seek counseling with pastor Rod Fry and his wife Myra. Please keep them in your prayers.
Each of the three days had roughly the same schedule. On the second day, the
Abraham and I believe that the tools from Uncharted Waters can be valuable out in Huejotzingo. One of the other Puebla missionaries plans to partner with UW to continue sports