More than a Carpenter

Elaine's painting

Elaine's painting

WhiIe in Wetaskiwin, AB, on one of my sojourns in Canada, I met Ian and Elaine Croft. I was invited by them to coffee at Tim Horton’s. Ian asked, “Could you use us in Mexico? I am just a carpenter.” 

I immediately thought, “He was just a carpenter.” He added, “My wife is deaf.”
Ian was more than a carpenter and she far more than an artist.  

With Elaine’s creative touch, things became works of art.

We have several of Elaine’s paintings in the San Clemente office. 

When children arrived at the home in Oaxaca, they were given a beautiful quilt lovingly made by Elaine. She taught quilting to indigenous neighbors and in the prisons. 

The Crofts have faithfully served in Oaxaca
for 17 years.