Day 8 Part 1 - Attending church, watching a women's committee meeting, village scenes
Sunday, March 5, 2000
Our last morning in Nuevo Mexico. It was Sunday, so some of us decided
to attend their church service.
Afterward, we watched a meeting of their local Madre Tierra (women's
Outside our host family’s house on our last morning in Nuevo Mexico. Left to right: Olga Kelly,
Blanca, Vincenta, my dad, Anaberta, Vidalia with her baby,
and WFP team leader Jesse.
Edwin wanted his picture taken riding his bicycle.
The church at Nuevo Mexico, with the volcano in the background. The volcano
was active while we were there, and each day left a thin layer of ash over
everything. My dad picked up a small sample in a film container, as a
souvenir. I was afraid the customs officials might think it was some kind of drugs.
Sunday church service.
The church musicians.
A girl stands in the church doorway, wearing her Sunday best.
Meeting of the Madre Tierra (women's committee) at Nuevo Mexico. It usually takes place on Sundays
after mass, under the tree next to the church.
Meeting of the Madre Tierra.
Mother and child at the meeting, dressed in their Sunday best.
Two village boys.
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