Día de Los Muertos

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

Who Are They Praying to?

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?

Rescued!

“He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.” (Colossians 1:13 HCSB) The young man in the picture above is Dario.  He lives in La Pólvora, a small, poor community of about 800, where idolatry, witchcraft, black magic, devil worship, and gangs are aContinue reading Rescued!