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The Highways and Hedges…

July 18, 2013

Today we took another little um, I mean a long 2 hour drive farther up in the mountains to an area we haven’t been to before.  Last week we took the same road and only went a little ways up the mountain since we had no idea where the road would lead.  When we got home from that trip Brian got on Google and found out where the turns were to make a compete circle!  So today we headed out at 7:30 to see what we could see!  The sights are just gorgeous and I can never do justice to the beauty and the enormity of these mountains in the pictures!  The route took us through 12 towns, most were very small and others tiny and of course there were a number of houses scattered along the way.  When we got home, and I found a map of the 3 counties in this zone, and realized we had not even scratched the surface!  After doing some research, I realized there are 56 towns/villages that are marked on the map in the 2 counties we drove through. (It is possible that there are more, but aren’t marked on the map.)  The two counties together have a population of about 30,000. This includes the largest town in this area, San Marcos with a population of 7 or 8,000.  The rest of the towns have 2,000 down to less than 100 people.  In some of the pictures below, you can see along some of the ridges and in some valley some of the towns and villages.July2013 005_382

 

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At one point the road turned to a rocky dirt road.

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This is the reservoir for the hydroelectric dam.  As you can see, last years rainy season that wasn’t very rainy, is still having an effect here.  When we visited this area in December 2011 the water was to the tree line.

reservoir from 2011 and 2013

We are praying about how the Lord can use us up in these areas as well.  There is just so much that needs to be done!  Yes, our focus has been on the Indians, and learning their language, but we cannot forget those around us as well. 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2013 6:32 am

    Hey there, so nice to meet another missionary wife. Looks like you serve in a very interesting field. I’m gonna add you to my reader so I’ll be back!

  2. July 26, 2013 4:42 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Tori!

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