After SEW, I had signed up for a ladies' retreat connected with the church I've been attending here. I would like to say that I had a great time, met tons of people, was able to talk to them (in Spanish), and 100% understood the speaker, but that isn't exactly the case. I will say I enjoyed what I could go to and learned a lot of Spanish, but I may have bitten off more than I could chew! I was able to meet a few women that go to my church. I was more blessed by the few women I met that knew English, just by way of being able to have good conversations. I met a sweet teen that lived in the states for a while, and I was so encouraged by her testimony! Her and her mom were at the retreat and trying to live out godly lives with a father and husband that is antagonistic to Christianity. Seeing her faith was a huge blessing to me. There were a few other women I met and heard their life stories that I can't repeat here, but overall that was my favorite part.
|The speaker at the conference helped me learn lots of new Spanish words!|
|Here is the church I've been attending here: Capilla Calvario.|
My update for my classroom is more of what I'm anticipating for after break. I have made a THINK chart, and my students and I are excited to start it! Or...maybe just me, but new things are always fun at first. My goal with the THINK chart is to keep my students accountable to know my expectations in the classroom, but also to keep me accountable to make sure that I'm following through with my expectations. I'm praying it helps our class run smoother!
|My roommate and our guest on our supper|
One of the things that my heart has been missing and wanting is my church back home. It is that time of year that I've been getting a steady flow of mail from people in my church. I cannot express to you all how much I miss you and love your advice that you send me. Your prayers mean so much, and the fact that a lot of the older generation has figured out how to read my blog makes me so happy! I'm thankful for such a wise, older generation that I have to look up to and imitate.
To wrap up this post, I have been really loving and enjoying life here! I joke that this is really suffering for the Lord, though I feel so blessed by the missionaries here and the relationships that I'm building. God has been doing a work in my life recently, just through searching Him out and searching for His will, and I have been reminded of the verse Psalm 37:4. "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." I have a lot of things that I am wanting to pursue right now, and I have found peace and comfort in realizing that my main desire needs to be delighting in the Lord. I'm just so thankful for His relationship and love that He died to give to me.