As a start to the preparation of the Holy Week, we got organized to go on mission: 10 students from the afternoon shift, a teacher, Panchito and Uriel.
The departure for the mission was on Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m., the meeting point was at the Plaza de los Fundadores, where the University bus would arrive and take us to the church of the community of the dam where the commissioning mass was carried out. At the end of the ceremony, each one of the community leaders that we visited on mission picked us up. But before we left, Presbyter Roberto Mendoza recommended us to be present at the Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday 16.
We divided into 4 teams to visit the 5 communities belonging to this Church: Joya de Cortés: Panchito and Uriel; Potrerillos: Melissa, Diana and Bogar; Hacienda de San Andrés: Karina, Yulissa and Álvaro; and San Lucas and the Eslabón: Mtro. Albornos, Michelle, Lilibeth, Fátima and Mario.
We brought them provisions, clothes and some blankets that were distributed in each one of the communities where we were on mission. In addition, we visited all the houses taking the message of the family, giving talks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, they also officiated on the following days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Sunday 16, just as Presbyter Roberto recommended us, we arrived to the mass at 10:00 a.m. At the end of the Eucharist, the Father thanked us on behalf of the community for our missionary visit. The mission was carried out in the municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato in the Church of San José, in which Presbyter Roberto Mendoza is in charge in the Community of San José Mendoza.
Around 11:30 p.m., when we were all ready on the bus, we headed for Irapuato. The bus left us at the starting point, “Plaza de los Fundadores“.
We all arrived very happy sharing the excellent experience we had had, talking about how well we were treated in each of the communities we visited and we all highlighted the lack of drinkable water, public transportation services; They have to move once or twice a month to very far places in order to get their groceries. There are no employment opportunities; they are basically dependent on the sowing of corn and bean crops, and nopales (prickly pear), which is the main food for them.