Visiting Villages with Mexican Friends
By Moses Aaron Kiehl, 10 yr. old Catholic Missionary
Every Thursday here in Mexico, we go to little villages here called Ranchos or Ejidos. Recently, about 1 month ago, we started taking families and people of General Cepeda to these Ranchos. When we go, we usually have at least 18 people in our van. On the way to these ranchos, we say a rosary in Spanish and we pray the God would help the people in the villages love Him.
When we get there, we go and invite people to come to the chapel. Somebody rings the big chapel, and then we go and invite people to join us in the Chapel. My dad has a cow bell that he rings while we walk around. We say “Les invitamos a la capilla por oración.’’ Or in English “ We invite you to the chapel to pray.’’. When we hear the second bell ring out, we head back. At the third ring it is time to start.
We first start with a little prayer. Then, afterwards, we sing songs. They are in Spanish and many have hand motions. Then we start talking about the Bible. My dad has many Bibles and mini catechisms and he gives out. They are only about 100 pages long, but they tell you all about the catholic faith. Also, I sometimes say my testimony in Spanish. Later, my dad then calls on some of the Mexicans that came with us to give their testimonies. He also asks the rancho people to give theirs, too. Towards the end, my dad plays a peaceful prayer song, and we pray over rancho people in need. It is very powerful. Many times we also have communion services but that is usually on Sunday. At the end we sing a hand motions song and then we leave. God Bless.
Originally posted on his family’s blog at From Me to Missionary.Button