Thursday brought more sewing and another trip out to the job site. The men had finished the job up on Wednesday and stayed around the mission Thursday making a new cover for the well pump, cleaning out Paul & Sarah's drain pipe and doing odd jobs around the mission. Paul and Jason are more than capable of doing all these jobs themselves but after teaching and tending to the children's needs all day...you know how the cobbler's children have no shoes?
Friday morning we got packed up to go. After a quick lunch we headed into Albuquerque where we were to meet Paul and all the sisters for dinner. They had been at a teaching conference all day. Since the teachers were gone, the students didn't have school and it was too quiet around the mission! We stopped
along the way every mile to take a picture. We just couldn't get enough of the scenery.
We didn't get a group picture, which I was so saddened about and the goodbyes were bittersweet. The boys were already talking about when we can go back before we were out of New Mexico and it has been the topic of conversation at least once a day since!
Yes, Satan is at work in Torreon, New Mexico. Jobs are scarce, immorality is high, and alcoholism abounds. But the teachers and staff at Torreon Christian School infuse Jesus into each one of those students every day. And the fruit is unmistakable.