From the August 2014 magazine.

A Search for the Ringleader

At a tense military checkpoint in Mexico, a member keeps his cool and gets a big surprise

I once took a trip to Mexico, the country where I come from. I was very content with my sobriety at the time, so I took along some La Viña magazines to give away. Not knowing to whom I would give them, I figured God would help me out. There was a lot of political turmoil in the part of Mexico where I was going at that time, and federal police patrols were everywhere. None of us knew what to expect in all this chaos. Each time we encountered a military checkpoint there was a lot of tension. But I felt at ease walking around with my mother and sister and confiding in a Higher Power that I...

-- Crispín P.

San José, California