Friday, May 8, 2015

The Long and Winding Road...

This image doesn't capture fully the steep incline of the road to the church building.  Sometimes you can't see beyond the 10 ft in front of you because you are pointing straight up!
 ...leads to Xejox.  We headed out early today to get a jump on the 2-hour and 15 minute drive out to Zacualpa, and then up the mountain to Xejox for cervical cancer screening clinic.  We had a good turn-out of ladies, several of whom had never had a pap smear or check up before.  Several of the men of the church stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed.  After a great lunch of homemade chicken noodle soup and tortillas and India Quiche sodas, we wrapped up the last few patients and packed up for the long ride home.  Before we left, one of the elders came by to socialize and was working on his "needlework".  I thought he was crocheting, but he corrected me and said it was needle work--he was making a woven shoulder bag.

Brother Francisco turning out a new shoulder bag. He said it takes about 3 months if he works on it and hour each day.

Current bag.  He told me, "Sister when you come back, you can see what the new one's looking like."

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Great blogs! So thankful that you guys had safe travels and there were several ladies there. Great work!