Does Mexico really need another church? The people of Los Ayala who attend mass every Friday and Sunday think so. Most families living in Los Ayala do not have vehicles, and being able to walk to church enhances the quality of life in their community.
Some of you may remember that the Bishop, who represents the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and Zacatecas, visited Los Ayala on March 9th to deliver the first brick for the new church. The representative brick was laid, and serves as the foundation for a brand new church in Los Ayala’s Town Plaza.
For over 10 years, Los Ayala’s priest has been collecting donations at every mass to realize the dream of a new church. As of March 2012, almost $2 million pesos had been collected from the townspeople. A date for the construction of the church in Los Ayala has not been announced, but it is expected that the project will commence late 2012 or early 2013.
We are seeing the results of the new sewer infrastructure line in Los Ayala. The estuary is clean and there are baby shrimp larvae in the waters… a great sign for the future environment. Thank you to everyone in the community who supported the Los Ayala infrastructure project!