Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day) On November 1 & 2, there will be an explosion of color, sugar candy skulls, and “Day of the Bread” bread for sale everywhere! Street parades, parties, singing, dancing, and costumes and makeup make these days so fun. The cemeteries are overrun with flower-sellingContinue reading Día de Los Muertos
Today’s Bible study group under the mesquite tree at the ranch… (a long story of God’s amazing grace and power!)First, a little background: Consuelo and her daughter, Estefany, became believers over a year ago in this Bible study group. A few months ago, Consuelo’s husband, Brígido, had traveled to another city to have surgery onContinue reading Bible Study Under the Mesquite Tree
A few weeks ago, I (Phil) came across this shrine to the “lady of the holy death,” and a prayer written to her (in the background). He took this photo of it. I translated it and here’s what the prayer said: “Oh lady holy death, with your infinite power make yourself present and bring peaceContinue reading Who Are They Praying to?
December 12 is a day of huge celebrations here in Mexico, 🇲🇽 not for the birth of our Savior Jesus, but for Mexico’s patron saint, THE VIRGIN GUADALUPE. 😞 Idol worship at its greatest… She’s only a legend, but because of culture, tradition, and teachings in the churches here, she’s hailed as equal to God.Continue reading The Day of the Virgin Guadalupe
For days now, we’ve been hearing the Día de Muertos celebration fireworks, (which sound like bombs going off, by the way), even during the nights… a reminder of the culture that we now live in. Some say that Day of the Dead celebrations, filled with sugar candy skulls, Day of the Dead bread, and colorfulContinue reading Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead
“Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” (Romans 12:21 HCSB) It appears as if evil is out of control in our world today. We hear and see more and more of it, and it seems as if we and people around the world have succumbed to it, accepting it as ifContinue reading Conquer Evil