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

so anyway, hugo chavez currently reigns in venezuela, whence the dominican republic gets the majority of its oil and therefore gas, deisel, and propane. however, chavez has convinced himself that the outgoing president of the dom rep, hipolito, had some hand in a recent coup attempt, and decided to put the clamps on all oil coming into the country until the new president takes office on aug 16th. so, in a mad dash to stockpile deisel and gasoline, everyone, including us, has flooded the pumps and things look grim. all the talk tends to the fact that when it has been depleted, which it already has within a 3 hour radius, it will be out until aug 16th...can't someone take care of hugo???


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