Friday, June 20, 2008

So What's Up

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated my blog. It's been super hectic around here what with tests and preparing for the mission teams to come and all. Well, what should I write about? So much has happened I not even sure where to start. I think I'll just do a re-cap and write posts about the more important stuff later on. Here it goes!! On you mark... Get set... Type!!!

Fathers' Day:

This fathers' day was our first here in Mexico. We were on vacation in the States last time and therefore celebrated stateside. Honestly we hadn't planned on doing much of anything this year. The only thing we had thought about was perhaps kicking back, watching a movie and eating popcorn. But, it was not to be. Mom and Dad decided it would be more fun to spend some time with our friends and share the special occasion. So, we invited the pastor and his family and four of our friends to come over, swim, eat seviche (a cocktail of raw fish. Mmmm... Actually if you get past what it sounds like it tastes really good. I'm almost addicted to it!) and hang out. Well, anyway, we stopped by the local store, bought a few liters of coca-cola and went home to do some prep work on the food before our guests arrived. When they got here, boy were we in for a supprise! Not only had the pastor and his wife come but also the co-pastor, Diego, his wife and their two children, his parents, two of his sisters, their children, nephews, and nieces, Berlinda, Chikis, Luz, Ladis and us!!!!! Needless to say, our house was very full!

All in all, Fathers' Day was a big success!

French Exams:

French is now over for the summer. I can't believe that I've already been studying for three months!! Time passes hecka fast! Exams were the last two Saturdays. We haven't gotten the results in yet, but I hope I did ok. Last Saturday, right after I got out of class, I kept thinking about all the mistakes I'd made and hoping that I hadn't failed. In fact, Saturday night I had a nightmare about that!! I dreamed that the teacher called me up to the front and told me that I would have to take the course over again because I'd missed to many points on my test. Funny huh!

More about clowns:

Just a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to take a class on face-painting for clowns. It was fun, and though I'm still not professional, I do know more than when I first entered! Karen, Mavil and I got our faces painted! I look really wierd, but it was fun! I didn't keep the paint on for very long because it was so hot and I started sweating (that is an unfortunate side effect of living in Sinaloa, you always sweat! :D). I'll post some pictures above this post so that you can get an idea of just how silly we looked.

Shopping Spree:

You know, I was thinking about that title and I think that "Shopping Spree" is not necessarily the best title. A better title might be "The day long shopping nightmare" because that was really what it was. This Saturday my Mom and I went into town to buy all of the cooking/meal supplies that we needed for the team scheduled to come this week (that's another story I'll publish later). We filled up easily five shopping carts with all the stuff we had to buy. When we got up tp the check out one of the girls bagging all the groceries asked me where I was taking all this stuff... I suppose that means we weren't the only ones who thought it was a lot! Luckily most of the stuff we needed to get could be gotten in the air-conditioned grocery store and we spent only a minimal amount of time out in the heat. Thanks to God we were able to get really good deals and ended up spending less than what we had originaly calculated. So now, all is almost ready for the arrival of the teams. And, aside from a few last minute preparations, we can pretty much relax!

Sunday Worship:

I was given the opportunity to lead worship this Sunday (in Spanish)!! I really enjoy doing it. I'm hoping that God might have called me to the music ministry. I love to sing, and when I'm at church worshiping it's almost like I'm not even the same person. I suppose the best way to describe it is that while I'm worshiping I can leave all my troubles at the foot of the cross!!!
Also, my Dad had the opportunity to preach (also in Spanish). God really blessed his words and I at least was convicted. He preached on 2 Corinthians 8 if any of you want to check it out.


God blessed me with a whole bunch of new shoes. Now, some of you might think that this is kind of a silly thing to post about, but when you don't really have any shoes it's a real blessing and worth noting. Also, it's nice to know that God cares, even about the small things (just to let you know I wasn't praying for new shoes. Just goes to show that God knows your needs without you saying anything :^).

BTW: Birds are now eating by themselves!!! Happy day!!!

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