The food was excellent
Father Juan Guerra at a Local Mexican Restaurant
Father Peter waiting for his fish Tacos
Brent crossed the street to film and on his way back took his first spill.
I am driving as fast as I can without getting a flat tire. I asked Padre Juan what time we would arrive there at this pace and he told me in about 4- 5 hours we should get there. I decided to drive a bit faster.
The whole ride pretty much looked like this for 1.5 hours, with the exception of a tarantula crossing the road and the occasional bird flying above us.
Father Juan reminds us that the bible states that the road to heaven is not a smooth and easy road. We can all confirm that this was not an easy road but at the end we sure met some great people.
The is the road in the Jungle. This picture probably shows the smoothest part of this road. I think most of us had shaken missionary syndrome from this 1.5 hour drive
Our Creepy Crawler decided to cross the road during our jungle drive
At the end of the jungle is the ocean. We now wait for a small fishing boat to pick us up.
Here are a couple of the fishing boats. The boat we are waiting for looks just like these two boats.
This was an unbelievable view. That Van parked there in the background will eventually allow us to find our way back to this pier during our departure at night.
Father Peter is excited.
Some call him Father Juan, others call him Padre Guerra. He was the missionary surviorman of this mission. Thanks
Brent and Joe - Awesome Father and Son team
Padre Guerra taught us three key phrases: VAAAAAMONOS (let's go), COMON (come on), and Ahie Chihuahua (yikes)
In route to the fishing village
Missionaries ready to do God's work
Off we went to our fishing village
A view from the shore
Two tents and only the little one will stay there. The Big tent was blown from this position in between a hotel and wall during a rain storm and wind gusts.
This is the view from our tent the first night. This was an amazing little fishing village
Another view from our Tents and Hammocks
David is hard at work
All these men worked hard and it was such an honor to be here with these guys.
Peter and Scott painting the front of the church.
David and Brent decided that painting the top of the church would be a more exciting experience. These guys are awesome.
The worked never stopped for three straight days
I dont think Peter ever removed that smile from his face while we were in this mission trip.
John also never stopped smiling while we were here. The towns people really appreciated the work effort and everyones positive spirits.
clearing some debris from the front
It was fun
Scott lifted this 13ft pole three times without a problem. This guy was the incredible hulk.
I think Brent really liked working these heights. His dad on the other hand was a bit nervous for Brent.
I think Scott reached all the high areas without ever needing a ladder
Scott aka The Hulk helping paint the church
These were men that in some cases were concerned about their lack of construction experience. Does not seem that way to me or anyone else watching them work.
Santa Maria de Guadalupe (Saint Mary's of Guadalupe)
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Punta Allen
Another view from the inside
Amazing siloutte of the Palm Trees against the Church
Padre Juan and Padre Peter during mass
Missionaries and Towns people together for mass
Mass was always special with these two priest
Father Peter asking us to pray for this young girl because she has lost her sight so if you read this say a small prayer for this beautiful child.
Padre on a coconut excursion
We learned how to cut, drink and eat coconuts in this trip. Thanks to Padre Juan
This is the view from the church, pretty amazing.