With the rough roads, things wear out. My back is nagging me these days, but at least I’m not alone. The constant vibration has finally broken all the headlight mounts on the left side of my Toyota pick-up (right side, surprisingly, is completely intact!) So, Thursday morning, I’ll be wandering around the grand feria (market) of El Alto looking for the headlight mount and maybe a new grill assembly if I can get it cheap!

Saturday, October 6th, is the dedication of the new chapel/formation center in Wilalcala. We’ll be installing the finishing touches (altar, ambo and art) next Tuesday. We’ll tke lots of photos for you all. Your donations made this all possible. Gracias! The “cafe” we opened (Flora’s brilliant idea) for the fiesta has been a great success. During fiestas and vacation times or long weekends people come to Mocomoco from the city and they, unlike our most of our regular folks, have cash. It’s a nice income generator for the child care center. And, by the way, this is Carmelo — a really special kid from Comunidad Queñi — who, since we opened the café in our library in Mocomoco, is a more than regular visitor to sample the cakes and other treats that Flora bakes every week. Kids are the same everywhere, no?

This Thursday afternoon, on the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, I’ll be celebrating Eucharist in La Paz to mark 100 years of the the presence of the Ladies of Charity (AIC) in Bolivia. I’ll bring my camera….