Oh goodness gracious Lordy I did it!!!!!!!!! I really can't believe this. It wasn't that hard. I just kept guessing until I guess I got it right. WOW. Man it's late and I'm tired. But I feel like having a party.
I feel like a nerd...
I FIGURED OUT HOW TO POST A SLIDESHOW!!!!!
We used to have the Be Safe filter on our computer and it would block these. We converted to K9...although...come to think of it, it blocked the blogs too. I was gonna say "if you can't see this, let me know..." But I guess it's all good.
Everyone is mad at me because I gave so little info about our trip. So here is some more:
The state of Guerrero, including this little village in Cajeles, are where they grow the plant called Amapola, which is used to make heroin. It is an extremely violent area with very little police protection.
The pastor told us we needed to leave before 7 pm because anyone out on the streets after 7 is killed by the drug people.
The people that live across from the pastor make this drug. They go into the forest and cut around the plant. The plant then drips some kind of juice, which is used to make heroin. We didn't have a chance to try any because we had to leave so fast. Just kidding.
The pastor's wife has lost 3 of her brothers to the drug war and another has been recruited to work for the cartel. Men showed up one day and jumped out of their car, put bags over the heads of the men, and beat them with bats and threw them in the car. They were never seen again.
Saturday we went to a little town called Cajeles in the state of Guerrero, to visit the church there.
We had a good church service! It was weird to be sing and hear the preaching while feeling the breeze.
Bro. Mario (Elder Wakefield's assistant), Bro. Cortez (the pastor of the work in Kajeles), Bro. Kiros (pastors in Acapulco, about 30 minutes from this place), Bro. Wakefield (Dad), and Elder Wakefield (Grampa).
The pastor's wife
Look at the beautiful trees and the mountains!!
This is how we drove for 5 hours. A little cramped but we had fun!
We had to go down this terrible steep hill to get to the pastor's house.
So scary :(
Elvira and Hayde
This where the pastor's wife does her laundry and washes her dishes.
Me and Nicole washing our hands
Looking out the window of their house. A lot of the houses are built up about 3 stories, above everything so the wind can blow in the windows. It gets super hot and humid there and only the rich have air conditioners.
They grind their corn in this machine and with the dough they make tortillas and tamales and all kinds of other yummy Mexican food. :)
Looking out the window of the house...GREEN!!!
When we were eating this cat came over. I gave him a piece of chicken and from then on he sat my chair meowing constantly. He was all skinny when he first came over, but after we were done his stomach was bulging. Haha :)
Maribel and Nicole
Nicole caught this picture. Haha!
This thing is telling me I've used up all my space for pictures??!! My 1 GB. I have no idea what that means. I know a GB is unit of measurement for computers but...1 GB per post? Per day? Per blog? Per what? But it won't let me put anymore on here. I gotta investigate. I still have lots more to put up here!