Sunday, April 03, 2022

Light of Unity

We are blessed with children coming to us in our village of San Pedro Ixtlahuaca, in rural southern Mexico. On Sunday mornings, the “vecino”, neighbor kids, come for art lessons and snacks from 10:30-12:00. Our "pueblo" is impoverished⏤so we provide everything. They take home sketch pads, colored pencils, erasers⏤whatever is part of the lesson. Food and drink, with music, is offered at the end. We meet on our front patio under the roofed entry outside our home entrance. One mother comes with her daughter and son. 

Today was our second session. As Amy and I were preparing, I glanced outdoors and saw the group gathered at our locked front gate. It was 10:00 and I thought they were very eager to arrive so early. Amy went to them and discovered that they had been waiting for us because overnight, the time had changed in Mexico to daylight saving. In fact, we were late for class and they were on time!

Amy leads the group and gets her points across in broken Spanish. I cannot offer much in spoken word, but assist in other ways. 

Time flies and everyone is happy. When they leave the kids have homework assignments. I can say for certainty there is total engagement and enthusiasm. 

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illumine the whole earth. - Bahá’u’lláh


John Boler said...

Amy at her finest! Love from Las Cruces, John & Verne

Steve said...

Yes, we are enjoying this service to our community! Thanks for the comment!

Mary-Lela Gilbert said...

Thank you Steven and Amy for enriching the lives of these children and their families. What a great fun service.

Barbara List said...

You and Amy are indeed a blessing to your community! I'm sure you are loved and appreciated by all. You two are angels and are where you are meant to be.

Anonymous said...

That is so inspiring!!!