Tag: Mexico

  • Favorite Photos Week: Happy student, Piedras Negras, Coahuila

    This young fellow is a teenager now. But when I visited his school near Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, nine years ago, he was this lively, happy boy. I speak very little Spanish. I can ask where the bathroom is, I can order a beer, I can offer greetings, and I can count to 14. And I […]

  • Young student in Piedras Negras Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 2006 This boy saw me taking a picture of another fellow and it was clear (though I speak no Spanish) that he wanted his taken too. He had that slow speech pattern where the hard consonants often get passed over. Piedras Negras, the […]

  • Find joy where life is

    It’s Down the Road’s fifth blogiversary! All month I’m reposting favorite stories from the blog’s early days. It was my third annual trip to the Vida Nueva mission in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The day after I returned from my first mission trip to Mexico, my wife and I separated. By the second trip, she had filed […]

  • Find joy where life is

    In the few months before I went on the mission trip to Mexico last fall I started a new job, my divorce became final, and I left a one-room apartment and rented a five-bedroom house. I grieved my marriage (and tried to be a good dad to my sons as they grieved the changes in […]

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