Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Last week we had the joy of inaugurating our new Kitchen for the clinic personell, patients, and mission visitors. This has been a great gift. As explained in a previous blog our mountain project is now administered by a newly formed organization managed by their team of doctors and has moved out of the clinic. This kitchen had been in the budget and we are delighted at its completion and inauguration. We celebrated the founding of their new organization and the inauguration of the kitchen the same day. Archbishop Curtiss, previously Bishop of our Diocese in Helena, Montana was visiting and accompanied Our pastor, Fr Hazy as he blessed the new construction. We enjoyed the traditional tamales and band music with this celebration.

The new kitchen has a tile floor, two new Onil stoves to save on fire wood, many windows that let the sun shine in. Indeed this is a real change and pleasant atmosphere! This week we have continued to paint cupboards, position the appliances and have begun to serve meals. Forty years ago I purchased a straw cross in front of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City for one dollar; this cross now adorns the wall. We hope visitors and personell will enjoy the service of our new kitchen.