We’ve had rain this evening! How cool is that? Granted, it was only about a tenth of an inch, but it was measurable and it was RAIN!
Another cool incident happened Sunday morning at church. We ran into new friends Tom and Barb Westerfield from the rally in Yuma! We knew they also were Evangelical Friends, but we didn’t know they’re parked in the RV park right next door to our own. Imagine our surprise when they walked in at Northwest Community Friends church. We had a chance to visit a little after church and then we all went to lunch together. What a blessing! We’ll look forward to meeting up with Tom and Barb farther on down the road.
This afternoon we went back to San Xavier Mission. Last week, we didn’t get there until about 15 minutes after the church closed. Coming from a Friends background, I’m amazed by the opulence of this old Catholic mission that was constructed in the mid-1700s.
According to the video we watched, the extent of the artwork and paint was to impress the Indians. It also suggested that if neon has been available when the church was built, they would have used it! Conservators started a 5-year rescue effort on the inside in the early 1990s. More work continues all the time. We enjoyed the museum very much but the frybread booth was sold out, so we’ll have to go back another day to enjoy that.
These days we’re seeing lots of historical sites. Wish I’d paid more attention to history when I was in school!