30 May 2014
As the rainy season has started here, it’s always a chance to venture out on foot! At times it appears as though it will rain very heavy and we only get a sprinkle. Other times, it doesn’t look promising for rain and it will pour! I do enjoy this time of year here. Soon the mountains will return to being lush and green with waterfalls at every turn – a feast for our eyes for sure.
I have recently moved to a new location, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I am closer to the center of town and also closer to Aposento so I am walking everywhere (thus my preoccupation for the rain!). I was a bit unnerved the other morning, as I was walking in the kitchen *note without my glasses*. I saw what appeared to be a piece of grass on the floor (I should have known because there is no grass around my house) and was going to move it with my flip flop...and it moved by itself! It was a small scorpion, luckily small enough it had received a dose of the poison that the fumigator sprays so it moved very slowly. So it met it's demise that morning. Needless to say I am not walking around barefooted!
As life is always a bouquet of change, we have had several changes here also. In the small church of El Limón, Siberia, the elderly lady who lived next to the church has passed away. She was I believe 96 years old. We held her funeral in the church there; the street view of the church with the newly painted name is now displayed on my f/book page.
We continue to travel to El Limón each Wednesday to visit people there and to visit and eat with Yeyo (Siberia’s husband). We also have services in the church at 4pm in the afternoon. We are praying for this pueblo and church in seeking God’s will there. All in His time.
As we travel outside of Autlán each week, we continue to be guided to different people to visit. For example in Casimiro Castillo, each Thursday we visit with Maria. She is a aunt of a family here in Autlán. She is a sweet little lady of 95 years. We took the attached picture a couple of weeks ago. We are a bit concerned, as we visited with her yesterday and she was very ill.
We have visited her for several weeks – yesterday thankfully her son was with her. Thus God provided him time to hear the plan of salvation and the love that God has for each of us. Also how the world pulls at each of us to 'join in' with the rest of the world which isn’t how God wants us to live. I think this pull is something that we all feel daily in our lives. Please help us pray for Maria and her son, Salvaldor.
With our several Bible studies in Spanish, we have also started an English class at Aposento. We have a lot of laughs, and I’m hoping everyone is learning at the same time! I am also having to search for rules in English – something we take for granted as English speakers. With a couple of other English classes during the week, I am able to keep up my English rather well. Though I must admit sometimes I can’t think of a word in English! Hmmm
With the weekend upon us all, I pray that each of you will find yourselves in church on Sunday. What a wonderful way to start off the week, in the Lord’s house giving Him praise. For He is the only one that deserves this praise – as only with His love, was Christ sent to die on the cross to pay in full for our sins. To think that He wants to share with us His Heaven for eternity – just think of it! What if He didn't want us there? But He does and we can be there forever if only we place our faith in Him. The One True Savior of the world.
God Bless each of you,
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