Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oaxaca

At the beginning of summer, Elder Wakefield and his his assistant pastor, Bro. Mario went on a trip to visit a pastor in Oaxaca. I did not get to go on this trip, but got a kick out of the pictures and stories my grandpa told from their time there. I figured you all would as well! 
Monte Rebon
It took them 13 hours to get there (they were lost for three of those). A large portion of the trip was driven on a narrow, sometimes paved and sometimes dirt road twirling round and round the steep mountain.
Rock slides are common - the people just remove the obstructing pieces and continue on
The drop off the side of these roads was thousands of feet down - so scary!!!!
This is the pastor and his family - Elder Wakefield dedicated their baby daughter while he was there.
Pastor Jesus, Elder Wakefield, the pastor's wife, son and little baby girl
The pastor's sister, Elder Wakefield and the coffee trees
This is a coffee tree! These people make their own coffee and from what I heard it is delicious. When the little white flowers fall off, there's a little tiny green seed growing there - that is the bean! I thought that was really interesting!

The service was held in the pastor's home. One man received the baptism of the Holy Ghost!


In the pueblos, the ladies wear skirts. The modern world hasn't reached them yet - it is neat to see.
This looked like a very interesting trip to me. I'd love to go visit sometime in the future just to see how they do things away from "civilization" and experience their way of life. It is fascinating!
We look forward to seeing more of our brothers and sisters from Oaxaca in the future!

~Bethany~

3 comments:

tinzy love said...

Do you know what part of Oaxaca is that ?

Mary Frances said...

Wow! A coffee farm!!!

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

Tinzy Love - I think it is called San Pedro!

Bethany

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