Sunday, May 21, 2006

this is rebeca, she is amazing! if it wasnt for her i wouldnt know half of the spanish i learned today! haha....anyways just thought i would share this picture.

today started off pretty good, i woke myself up at 7:45 am. gotta love that, im not even in school anymore and i still wake up that early! we didnt end up leaving siguatepeque until around 10, because we waited on the pastor and his family to meet us. they have a little boy name andres, he is 6. we drove to la esperanza(hope in english), which by the way is the coolest city in temperature in the whole country of honduras. we ate at a restaurant there and then made our way into the mountains. it took about an hour and a half just to get to this church in san marco. when we got there i had to hike down a MOUNTAIN to use the outhouse in the rain. it was quite an experience! the service was about 2 hrs long, and with it being spanish i got a little frusterated. the Lord quickly began to move in my heart and show me some things today though. most who know me know that i communicate the best through speech. well, here i cant do that because i do not know the language fluently. so when a friend put things in perspective for me today, i realized that i am having to communicate in a different way. people know we are Christ's when we show His love. i might not can speak it now but i can show it! coming down the mountain was also another God fearing experience. i think i prayed the whole 2 hrs down. pitch black skies, fog, rain, and 5 adults and 2 babies in a 5 passenger truck was a scary combination. but to no suprise, we made it down safely.

please pray for me as i continue to learn the spanish language, it seems to be my biggest enemy and weakness as of now. tomorrow,i am going to the medical clinic where i will serving so remember me tomorrow as i go there. thanks for all the love and support! you have no idea how much it means!

4 comments:

Christin Mohon said...

wow! what a day huh! i dont think i can even imagine what you did today..sounds adventurous and a lil scary i would have to admit! but sweetie, you are so strong and i know through Him and prayers and practice, the language will soon not be a barrier anymore! and you are right! you may not be able to communicate with them verbally, but your love for Christ and your love for those people are what they see! and of course your beautiful smile prolly gets them every time! o and that little girl...BEAUTIFUL! the only words to describe her! i can see yall two right now, just getting along and learning spanish together! haha! te amo mucho!

Bro.G said...

Hey, I am praying for you and asking the Lord to speed the language-learning process for you. I look forward to checking in and hearing what God is doing and seeing pictures. God will bless you for your obedience and courage. Phil.1:3-4 "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy"

james&jodi said...

Glad you made it. Sounds exciting already. We prayed for you yesterday in class! We miss you but are really excited about what God is going to do through you.

wes said...

jess glad to see you had a good first day.im prayin for you and i love you.

Wes