Thursday the twenty-third, I headed to Humanata — a third parish we used to care for, to celebrate early Christmas Mass with 3 weddings and 34 baptisms. Then, on to Mocomoco. This Christmas we brought gifts for the children to 30 communities, and celebrated Christmas Mass in 4 larger communities (Ajial, Mocomoco, Pacobamaba and Wilacala — in the unfinished church filled to capacity!) In every community, children’s joy and the people’s simple faith was enough to make us forget the rain…. In the midst of it all, we took time to be together as a pastoral team for Christmas Eve Mass and dinner: Diego (C.M.), Flora, Roberto, Cyril (C.M.), Jesús, Roxanna and some of our university students home for the holiday to assist on the mission. A mix of pix.