“Look at all the changes in Alta California. You and Paciano have seen for yourself how vast this territory is. Father Serra saw its promise years ago before he passed on to his reward in heaven, God rest his soul.”
“Yes, but you and others carry on. I’ve seen the other Missions and your church is complete now,” Sal said. Did Brother David resign himself to fate, after all these years of teaching Sal to trust God?
“It was never my Mission. Spain is withdrawing support for all its Missions in the New World, Sal. They will also recall the military,” Brother David said. “The bear meat has helped us through one famine. You yourself have made this possible.”
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