Sunday, September 11, 2011

We finally found a church

Today was so great! Our friends Rafa y Alejandra (who we met at a comida last weekend, Rafa's mom used to teach spanish at Westmont but they now life here in Queretaro!), took us to Unidas Cristianas, which people from last years trip told us was AMAZING!!! It came up randomly in conversation last weekend and so we finally got to go. And let me tell you, it was a way overdue. It felt SO amazing to worship with a body of believers! We have had countless conversations among our group about what God is doing in our hearts, shared scripture with each other, and prayed together. But we haven't had many opportunities to worship together. So it felt amazing to sing today. First of all, I believe that worshiping in Spanish is the most amazing experience. Every time I am singing, I am in awe of that fact that the God that I serve and speak to in english ALSO loves people in Spanish. It seems rather simple, but it has been something that has come to mean a lot to me. When you worship the Lord in another language it gives you a sneak peak into heaven. FOREVER in eternity we will worship with every tribe and nation, the Lord of all creation! I am so excited for that day, but until then I love the times I get to experience worship in Spanish.

Also, praise the Lord, this language is finally clicking! Yesterday I went to a comida with one of the guys from this trip (it was a birthday party for his mexican brother). I met a few girls there and got to practice my spanish with them. They asked me what I was doing here and I told them I'm studying spanish. To which they replied, why are you studying it? You already speak so well! Those compliments are always incredibly encouraging. I am finally understanding it. And I have to say, I'm rather obsessed with it. I am definitely teaching my kids spanish before their language part of their brains separate! So much easier that way!! haha

 The sweet girls I met at the fiesta de cumpleanos
 Church... Of course I'm going here, it's a warehouse just like Rock Harbor and REALITY!!! Just like home.
 Pancitas llenas, corazones contentos
(Full little bellies, happy hearts)
Sista love (Sara, Emily, me and Shannon)
Tonight we had a comida at our director's house, because her husband is in town. We had an all american feast ironically! Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, chocolate chip cookies. The works. It was TAN RIQUISIMO!!!!!! And it made us feel at home, and reminded us to pray for those who are still suffering the impacts of the attacks of 9/11. I can't believe that that was TEN years ago. So much has happened between now and then, it blew our minds to think about it tonight. Also, it was so fun to just spend time together in a house. We were all deeply deprived of cuddle time, so the girls all ended up scratching eachother's backs/arms/heads and just spent time being loving. It was so necessary!!! haha. We decided that colectively, our love language is touch, and considering that our loving mommies aren't here with us, someone had to do it! The boys pretty much laid on the floor in food comas from the hamburgers and hotdogs we gorged ourselves on. Basically, I adore this team with my whole heart.

God is so good. Today I got to skype into the India training meeting, which was bitter sweet to be honest. I wanted SO BADLY to be apart of the bonding and team interaction that was taking place, but it was neat to see that God is already fostering a spirit of unity among the team members. For that I am abundantly grateful. It seems like I will have no problem showing up 20 days before we leave and joining them! God is going to do BIG THINGS in India this December.

Thank you for your prayers! Please be praying for this week, we had a schedule change and now I have class a 8:30 monday and wednesday mornings and 9:30 tuesday and friday. Which is a little bit of a bummer considering that before we had tuesday and thursday mornings free to catch up on sleep, work on homework, workout, and spend time in scripture by ourselves and often times in a group. So, hopefully we can reacclimate to this new change, or they can change the tuesday class back to monday morning. Pray that communication with our teachers would be clear and easy, because considering that we are in an society where indirect communication is the ONLY way to go, getting our points accross proves to be a dificult task often times. Thank you for loving me and supporting me in this adventure!!


  1. It was SO wonderful to see you on Skype!
    God blessings upon you, dear friend, and love lots!!


  2. love thst you celebrated 9/11! loved seeing you on skype!

  3. Praying for you Sarah!!! Blessings to you and your precious team!!!!