The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

happy feastday of our Lady of the Rosary - and happy anniversary to stan and christi.

yesterday i counted out 58,640 pesos worth of donations from the patronales. brutally slow work.

we now have an ambulance: we have been the ambulance service for the hospital for a while, and the government just donated one to the hospital here. all the principles from the two towns and the hospitals came over and wanted to talk about how to most efficiently put it to good use. i told them that i would supply the driver, the deisel, the maintenance. the only thing they needed to do was to give me the key. so, after we all agreed on that, i went over and blessed it and checked it out. the director of the hospital kept the key because he wanted to show it to someone, and i said, "sure, bring it by later." to make a long story short, he took off for the capital and he still has the yesterdays emergency was handled with the church truck...ahh, efficiency abandonded yet again...


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