I’ll try to explain the big event from today – as long as you realize it is second hand reporting from Cozumel.
First of all, everyone found it unusual that earlier last week-end, our path to the property suddenly was filled with dirt and graded into something that resembles a road. I am not saying perfect, but Dennis reported that it was much more passable with the van. This was rumored to be in anticipation of the visit from the governor and/or his wife; perhaps to see us or perhaps to visit the new home for the elderly being built behind our property. However, in typical Mexican fashion, the details were not exactly clear.
Without details, it was decided that Sunday afternoon should be a “lunch on the grounds” day at the property . . .just in case the rumors were true. Of course, no one apparently showed up . . . unless it was during church.
Then, it was reported that an army of Mexican laborers showed up to do clearing and clean-up and preparations – which was another indication that something was going to happen. However, still nothing too concrete.
Today, without too much warning, the entourage arrived . . . .WITHOUT the governor or his wife (she was planning to be there, but was apparently ill). However, it was reported that there was ample hoopla, none the less. Everything was accompanied with lots of press coverage and security and pomp and circumstance.
Dennis reports that he was able to get in some good plugs in here and there about items of concern and needs on our part, such as property taxes . . . . and that the points that were made seemed to be considered positively.
Finally, Dennis reports that we were presented the TITLE to the property. I have to confess that after almost two years of waiting for this document, that I am relieved. I was always told that not having the formal title was a formality – but I did breathe a sigh of relief on receiving it.
So. . . . .this is certainly good news on all fronts and an answer to a number of prayers. Now is the time to send up prayers that the requests for help that has been so carefully cultivated will reap some support . . .such as final installation of the electrical trunk, removal of our real estate taxes, and getting us a better road . . .just to name a few
Thanks to each of you for your support and patience as we manage these cultural issues and government maize . . . and more importantly – thank you for your prayers!In Him,