It may not look like much, but we’re all excited! The center of formation in Calacala is underway, thanks to your help and the help of the eastern province of the Vincentians and the Vincentian Solidarity office! Mario Porto — from the community of Warkamarka — who successfully built the center in Wilalcala, is the master of works. We’re really happy because all the people of Calacala are helping every day!
Diego had a great conversation with Mario and Felix Vargas –catechist of Wilalcala who is helping on the project — and made a decision to use a different driver to bring materials. Often we encounter people who are only interested in the money they can gain and not interested in the project. Mario can be tough “Fire them!” and get someone who is motivated by faith and not only by money.
Flora Silva – pastoral assistant — often helps us make decisions about construction. She knows the people, and she knows when they’re telling the truth and when they’re “stretching it.” We couldn’t do what we do without her. How would you like to meet her? I have an idea of having her travel with me to the USA ( if Max — her husband — and her three boys can do without her!)