Monday, March 16, 2009

Photo Gallery: Lagos de Moreno

A few days ago my mom asked us to be careful in Mexico because of all of the crazy spring-break-timed news reports these days of violence and other such horrific senselessness going on south of the border.

And it's true, there are some awful problems in Mexico these days, but it's important to remember that (a) most of it is happening near the northern border, like in Ciudad Juarez, where things really are very bad, (b) most of the little of it that occurs in other areas is avoidable if you take common sense precautions, and (c) most people in Mexico are good, hardworking, super-hospitable people who are not happy their beautiful country is getting a bad reputation. (Do not get me started on what Sean Hannity has been saying about this place...)

Anyway, since the estadounidense news these days seems filled with negative (and in some cases grossly misleading - grrrr, don't get me started!) images of Mexico, I thought it might be helpful to post some photos from the town where we now live. Included in this photo gallery are many detailed pictures of our new apartment as well as images from around the town of Lagos de Moreno. If you click the link below, and then click on "Slideshow" in the upper left hand corner, you can see all of the photos closeup. There are explanatory captions under every image.

For all of our struggles, we really do like it here. It's a good place to live. And whatever you see on the news, know that when it comes to it, we are truly, truly grateful that God is giving us the experience of living here, for the last eight months, now, and for the final four months we still have ahead of us. We pray that God will continue to keep us safe, but with Jeremiah 29:7 in mind, we pray to God on behalf our new neighbors, too, for we know that only in their welfare will we find our own welfare.

Lagos de Moreno, Primeros Días


Mike and Beth said...

We have certainly shared your family's concerns, and know as they do that you are in the care of our sweet Lord! Thanks for the wonderful photo album - WOW! Now we can picture you as we pray for you. Blessings.

From Michigan with Love said...

My friends and the news has been trying to scare us as well...but you are there and we are coming to support you with our love and presence!!! Our flights as of yesterday are still on and though the nerves might be higher than they need to be, your sensability and faith continue to be inspirational to my own! I am so looking forward to sharing this beautiful land with you, Chris, and Laura!!! Can't wait for Friday! :-)

From Michigan with Love said...

PS- I love Zoolander! Great use!