Before heading down here, I went onto Amazon and ordered them en espanol. Since I know the stories so well, I thought it would be a great way to practice my Spanish – especially since it’s mostly in the past tense! And, once I get to El Callejon, perhaps I can read them to the kids there.
|Lucia y el fauno Senor Tumnus|
|view from my park-bench|
|church La Escuela de Cristo |
across from the park
At some point I realized, Wow, I’m sitting on a bench… in Antigua, Guatemala… reading Narnia… in espanol… and I’m actually understanding a lot of it!!
|someone pinch me!|
For a moment, I had to stop reading and just look around, savoring how amazing it was. God is so good!
An update on Dona Cristi: She has been diagnosed with some form of bacteria. Her daughter found a new doctor for her who is interested in finding the cause of the problem, not just treating symptoms. She has good days and bad days, and is still very weak. She’s able to keep some solid food in her, but after nearly 10 days with very little besides liquids, it’s going to take a while for her to regain strength.
She’s been eating with us again, and always asks about our days. And, she still makes sure we get plenty to eat! Cristina asked me if I wanted one taco or two. One, I said. Two, said Dona Cristi. Two, it was!
One prayer request: One of my friends leaves this Friday, and my housemates leave the following week. I’m going to be sad to say goodbye! And, I’m a little anxious about being friendless. Yeah, it’s silly of me, as God has continued to surprise and delight me with His loving provision in new friends, a wonderful Ama de Casa, etc… but, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t on my mind!
Thanks, friends, for your continued interest and support and prayers! What a joy to be able to share a bit of my journey with all of you! What a gift to serve our God together!
Time to take a look at irregular verbs in the past preterit tense! Until next time, kjs :O)