Sunday Dec 29
SO, it looks like the combined actions of continuous earthquakes (San Andreas fault runs right there into the Pacific ocean) and rains have caused an enormous stretch of Mexican Highway we have depended on for 20 years to crack, crumble and slide into the Pacific Ocean.
Here is a link to the story: http://www.10news.com/news/scenic-toll-road-between-tijuana-ensenada-collapses-12282013
What this means is a 2-6 hour additional travel time down to San Vicente and back. Using the previous route was a 4-5 hour trip; given the 3 mountain ranges, 2 major and 2 minor Mexican city with traffic.
Now we will have to deal with another mountain range that lies between the Border and Ensenada... plus who knows how the loss of this major artery will affect the Baja norte movement of people, traffic and necessary commerce... ??
This should be fun... yeah, this used to be a road, note the edge of the coast on the left
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
It’s wonderful to continue to receive invitations to share health classes in the kindergarten in San Vicente. So, one of the teachings from the “Carnival of Health”, the “Nutrition Train” was packed up and taken to six kindergarten classes during November. What a commotion as all the students moved around the classroom during the skit while learning about food groups. Even the shiest ones are drawn into the non-stop activity. I especially like when the teachers reinforce what they are currently teaching the kids. One teacher used the lesson to focus on the beginning letter of each food group while others used the opportunity to strengthen the kids’ knowledge of colors. At the end of the day, it was rewarding to have the principle asking us to bring more educational “FUN” into the school. She suggested several topics that she would like developed and encouraged us to also create lessons that could be presented to the parents.
Pray the “Carnival of Health” educational program remains a way to not only instruct elementary aged kids in healthy behaviors, but to also grow a positive presence in the local. Please pray too, that we can respond to the principle’s request by carving out time to develop new materials that can bless the students and build stronger relationships with the teachers as well as parents.
This cute trio are just a few of the over 300 people of San Vicente who received hats during the last few weeks.
+The 150+ kindergarten students and teachers
+Over 75 kids at a local feeding program
+Over 75 sewing class participants and their children.
Thank you to all who knit and crochet all year to bless so many in Mexico during the winter season.