Thursday, January 27, 2011

Props to my sister Brenda for this awesome background she designed - it's a picture that I took while in Mexico.  I was absolutely fascinated with the doors and windows there - maybe I'll do a book some time about the doors and windows in Mexico! 

Great job Bem, thanks!!!

Mexico Pics

I actually managed to find some pictures of my friends in Mexico! The last time I was there was in 2007 for 10 weeks, and we spent the last week doing a children's program with my friends Martha and Paco at their church.  They have been working tirelessly in a small community near them for years; cooking meals in their own home and distributing them to the children in the area, reaching out to the people in whatever way they can.  They have been trying to get their church built for the last ten years, and have suffered many setbacks in trying to do so.  It will be a thrill and an honor beyond belief to go and help them to reach this goal in whatever way we can. 

Sometimes the memories I have of Mexico begin to fade a little bit, but when I start to look at the pictures of my friends, I can feel the excitement starting to build all over again.   I can hardly wait to hear the rolling sounds of Spanish floating around me again, to hug the children with their beautiful brown eyes and shy smiles, to stand beneath the most brilliant, clear blue skies I have ever seen in my life, and the food, oh the food...mole, carne asada, and the delicious fresh salsa that the Mexican ladies make.  I remember just before I left Mexico in 2007 that Tim (the missionary I worked with) took me to say goodbye to this wonderful Mexican lady that we had met - when he told her I was leaving, she was expressed how disappointed she was to hear that, and Tim said to her "Oh, she'll be back, Mexico is in her blood."  And he was right. 

                                  My friends Martha, Paco and her beautiful sister Edith.

Paco & Martha's son Misael - he was 15 years old at the time and was already working with the fire department and training to be a paramedic.

Their church at the time consisted only of brick walls with no windows or doors, or roof.  The blazing hot Mexican sun was beating down on our heads, but we put up some tarps and used umbrellas and managed to make it work.  Maybe we can get a roof on that church while we are there...

Copyright Kellie Graham

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Zacatecas Here I Come!

I've been meaning to share my exciting news, I'm returning to Zacatecas, Mexico for another missions trip! I'm so looking forward to returning to a place I have come to love and it's people.  I leave mid-March and will be once again working with Martha & Paco.  My heart just soars at the thought.

Hope to find time to fill you all in a little more and share some other photos.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Xmas on the Farm
And a shiny New Year to all!

My Gracie
Bailey at rest...finally!