1. the outside of the church we worked at.
2-3. the neighborhood.
4-5. kids face painting.
6-9. various foods we encountered at the market.
* chicken heads for sale
* 10 pounds of chicken necks
* rotten bananas
* moldy mangoes
today several ladies came with long hair and for whatever reason, they knew about and wanted to do donate their long hair to 'locks of love'. below are their pics and those of our stylists that cut for them.
by now the rotation is familiar. we pull into various locations, partner with local churches and preform services. so far we have been in four different locals but tomorrow we return to the same place we went today.
ministry in an older, former agrarian area called chalco. we preformed aroun 150 services, most of which are listed below. 44 optical
patients, 40 hair
services, 11 dental, 12 manicure, lots of childrens ministry and most importantly, 44 salvations.
before we left we determined that even though sophia Oage six) and jeanne couldn't make the trip, they would contribute. we purchased a tinkerbell backpack (and if any of axis reads this, for the last time this backpack was not mine) and filled it full of supplies for a six year old and prayed for god to lead us to a six year old that we could bless and pray for. well, here they are: Adela and Najayle.
Today was our roughest so far. we did the usual things: optomtry, hair cair, dentistry, medical, kids ministry and drama. we use the above to meet practical needs but we also get to pray with people, share testimonies, and minister one on one. below are the pictures that tell the story.
we were in a newly grated area in the dump. most of the ministry pictures are taken looking out from the more intense parts of the dump.