Christian Chronicle

Flight delays and new friends: My trip to Cozumel

A runway mishap contributes to a long day, but God’s beauty makes up for it.

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

COZUMEL, Mexico — When I told friends I was traveling to Cozumel on a reporting trip for The Christian Chronicle, they chuckled.

“Uh huh,” their responses seemed to say, as if I might have ulterior motives.

“No, really,” I insisted.

I flew to the Mexican resort city to cover the 20th anniversary celebration by Ciudad de Ángeles — “City of Angels” in English. That children’s home, which is supported by Churches of Christ, cares for orphaned, abused and abandoned boys and girls in Cozumel, as I explain in my story.

Related: In a Mexican resort city, Christians care for homeless ‘angels’

In my career, I’ve reported from all 50 U.S. states. I haven’t made it to all 31 Mexican states, but I’ve been blessed to cover stories in a handful of them: Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and now Quintana Roo. 

Obviously, the drug cartels have made travel to certain parts of Mexico more difficult in recent years. That’s evidenced by the deadly abduction of Americans caught in a shootout this week in the border city of Matamoros.

Even though my Spanish is limited, I always enjoy meeting my Christian brothers and sisters south of the U.S. border. I pray that the security situation will improve.

Read the full column.

This column appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.

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