Mission San Xavier del Bac is know in Tucson as the "White Dove of the Desert" because of its great beauty.  The white towers surrounding the darker facade of the central portion certainly stand out under the frequent blue skies of Tucson.  As beautiful as it is, it does have one unfinished feature, the right-hand tower.  The mission was begun in 1692 by Father Eusebio Kino, and the current structure was begun in 1783.  Several additions have been made but not all were completed, including the east tower because the builders ran out of money.  Mission San Xavier is an active Catholic mission with normal services conducted daily.


The White Dove of the Desert may never be finished, but God has promised me that He will complete the work He began in me.  Until that day of completion, I am to continue, as Mission San Xavier del Bac has, by continuing to do the tasks asked of me, continuing to represent Him and provide evidence of His love for my fellow man.



God Is Still Working on Me

"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work, until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." (NLT)

Philippians 1:6