I was in Guasave last weekend for Sarah's French class (more on that in another post) and saw this wonderful billboard advertising "Spring Break in Las Glorias". To be honest, this isn't all that bad...considering. Last year, the signs advertising the beach parties in Las Glorias were all along the main highway 20 feet tall. This year, the commission is only giving out 50% of the permits for liquor sales and no permits for "discotheques". Hurray! I had to edit the photo, since this is a family-friendly site. Doug said, "Honey, that makes it look like she was naked or something." Well, she practically was. She had on one of those swimsuits that makes you say, "Why bother?" Advertisements like that make me want to be a feminist!
Limiting the alcohol sales doesn't seem to have dampened the festive spirit of the town, however. Last night we were forced to listen to both ranchero-style music and The Village People simultaneously until WAY past midnight; and it's only Thursday. We praise God repeatedly that He led us to purchase property well back from the main boulevard. Our poor neighbors, another American missionary family whose house is on the main road, ended up with a restaurant and bar right next to their house (This was where the ranchero music was coming from!).
I've got a ton of photos ready to upload, so I'll post more later in the week. Until then, pray for safety and peace over our family. We'll be out sharing gospel tracts on the beach this morning, tomorrow and Saturday. Pray that God's word is heard and received!