There are two things that are all but certain if you visit the Cristobal Colon Ward in Cali, Colombia.
First, you are sure to meet Maria Ines Henao.
The members here call Sister Henao, 77, a pioneer, and for good reason. She’s been active in the Church in Cali for almost a half century and can still remember the days, in decades past, when the roster of her local branch could be counted on two hands.
And second, you are just as certain to find this silver-haired septuagenarian in front of a Primary class, surrounded by a group of youngsters. A few children call her “Hermana Henao,” but most simply know her as “Mi Maestra” — my teacher.