Thursday, November 27, 2008
And that's today. It's been a very chill day and I'm really liking it. I got to sleep in which was very nice. Then I took a cold shower because the pilot was put out by the rain last night. I talked to family which was very fun. Decorated and watered our Christmas tree. Made some rice. Did my Spanish homework. And that brings me here.
And it's beautiful outside. We've had a lot of rain over the past couple nights but the days are gorgeous. We woke up yesterday to find a bit of a disaster on our patio because of the rain. There was a makeshift shade thing the pastors built and gave out under the weight of all the rain gathering in the tarps.
In just a few minutes we're going over to Rick and Tammie's to peel potatoes for dinner tonight. We're having the classic Thanksgiving meal plus the tamales Laura's family (my Spanish teacher) is bringing.
I hope all of you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. I send all my love!
Monday, November 24, 2008
After breakfast we went to Walmart to buy a gift for a baby shower. Saturday night we hosted a baby shower here at the Second Floor for Mary (Francisco's wife). Rossy and Mini (a woman from Mary's church) decorated the Second Floor with balloons and table cloths and baby shower signs and it looked really nice. The down side was that not many people showed up. But we still had a lot of fun and blessed Mary and her baby on the way. It's a boy and his name is going to be Francisco. Just like his daddy.
Sunday was church, of course. Rossy asked if I would take the little kids (ages 2 and 3) while she took the big ones. There were five of them and we went in the downstairs of the church. We colored and played with toy instruments and I read them a story and sang a song. Kourtney said they could here me talking upstairs. I hope they didn't hear me singing! I had a fun with them.
And I would write more but I have to go to class in 25 minutes and just realized I didn't do my homework!!!
Love you guys!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
After the saltwater showers and the Mexican parade, I spent the rest of my day doing my Spanish homework. I have so much more to learn. Slow and steady wins the race!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- Removing the fat and skin from 80 pounds of chicken
- Amost having to go dumpster diving in piles of rotten food and garbage and swarms of flies
- Having a car hit the building we live in
- Buying a Christmas tree
- Driving a big old construction truck with children riding on the hood, roof, bed and trailor screaming "Viva Mexico!"
Once again, I ask that you keep praying for me. I know your prayers are strengthening me and giving me wisdom in new situations each day. Pray for my continued growth in Spanish. Pray that I can begin to build solid and meaningful relationships in Roca Fuerte. That I would be BOLD to step out and use the little Spanish I know to meet people and get to know them and their families. Pray for health. We've had a few people sick these last few days and it really wears on your ability to function and do ministry.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tonight, I'm going to a prayer service at Roca Fuerte. I'll be working with this church very closely for the next year. Each of us interns were assigned a different church to do ministry with. I'm so excited to be working with Ricardo and Rossy. I'll go to service at Roca Fuerte three times a week usually. Sunday morning for church. Wednesday evening for midweek church. And Friday evening for prayer service.
- Please pray for me as I begin doing deeper ministry with Iglesia Roca Fuerte. That I can build deep relationships with people in the church. And that I would have the wisdom in where to step in and help. I'm not here to save the church or lead any ministries for them. I'm solely a support to provide them with resources and ideas and help raise up leaders and encourage people in the church to take become involved and take ownership of ministries in their church.
- Also, please pray that my spanish would improve more and more every day!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So I just downloaded Skype. If you have Skype, hit me up. My Skype name is roney.sarah. If you don't know, Skype is a program you can download for free online to make calls using your Internet. Calls are free from Skype to Skype and a couple cents a minute to call landlines or cell phones. This is what I'll mostly be using to talk to all you guys. Leave a comment or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Skype names so we can chat it up.
I have my first Spanish tutoring in just an hour! I want to get this language so bad!!!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I start Spanish classes tomorrow with Tammie. 2:00pm. I'm very excited. I want to get this language so bad. Please pray for me in that.
Also, please pray for my family. For God's direction and blessing and mercy. It's hard to be away when crazy things happen but I know He is in control.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I'm reading my Spanish/English Bible and loving it! Thank you guys so much for praying for me. Please pray for unity in love among Rick and Tammie and us girls. Also pray for unity in the church here.
I love you guys!