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

hey, here's an idea, why don't you others who have blogs post my blog about school fundraising on your sites? come on, do the kids a favor.

today we took the motocycles where no motorcycle had ever gone before. for those of you who are familiar with the area, that means pomito. sure, almost all the way to the house halfway between where the truck stops and pomito itself. it was treacherous, but we made it safely. saved about 10 minutes too. however, the inclines have been eroded from rain and mules, leaving sharp rocks and tight turns embedded within walls sometimes as high as 3-4 feet. the other tricky thing about it was the way that the path sometimes was 6" wide with a drop on one side. i did bang my shin on one of the razor sharp pieces of rock and now sport a 2" gash. no stitches needed though...nonetheless, it was worth it. next time we'll know how far we can reasonably go before hitting the really tough stretch...


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