Saturday, December 23, 2006
Children from San Francisco de la Cruz
Children from one of the newest missions in the Diocese gathered on Friday for their Christmas "chocolatada". This hot chocolate drink is the traditional festive drink at Christmas in Peru and is accompanied by "panetone", a light fruit cake.
The photo was taken on the land where the mission will be built and work begins with heavy earth movers in January. A two storey building will be put up with a clinic and children's centre on the bottom floor and the church and training workshops on the top. Because of the steep incline on which it will be built, access to both floors is from ground level.
The church is being planted by a team of mission workers from the Diocese, supervised by Fr Juan Bernardo Marentes, a Colombian mission priest from SAMS USA.