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Oaxaca: To Know The Truth

Today was a day of learning more about the Zapotec culture.  We visited Mitla, the most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca to the Zapotec people. The walls are covered with elaborate and intricate mosaic designs made with small, finely cut stones, which have been fitted together without the use of mortar. No other site in Mexico has this.

brother joe enjoying the ride to Mitla

In the 16th century, the Spanish built the Church of San Pablo here, with stones from the destroyed Zapotec buildings.  The church was built here to keep the “devil” from escaping.

The painting inside the church walls says; “Mitla sacred city of the dead, the tomb is not final. The resurrection of Jesus. Mark 16, 1-8”

Mark 16:6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.

It would be great if the people would put their trust in Jesus and believe in His resurrection.

There are a lot of churches here in Oaxaca and the people have a form of religion but don’t seem to know The Truth. It is sad to see such devotion to what they believe is true, but is not what God’s Word says. This man was reciting something written on a piece of paper and sprinkling water on the candles.

Tomorrow we begin our free clinic days, please pray for the medical team!

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