Pencils are flying
Brains are frying
Our Spanglish is fluent
Before we knew it
John thinks his friend
Is half the size of Italy
Isn’t that belittling?
“Pay for the food Monique
You can speak”
We’re demanding
That John eat.
Aria(thats me!)
Likes to cross the road
And leave my teammates
All alone.
Yeahhh…….

Day  4 #GEspanishLT ROCKED!!! Okay…..we have learned some really hilariously interesting things! For instance, it’s really easy to confuse your father with your potato. Mi familia mi madre mi papa……..the awkward moment you discover you just said you have a mother and a potato.

It has been really fun to learn, and to finally understand what the people around you are saying! One thing that really struck me today was when several of us were walking around the city and found a Catholic Church open. This is one of the biggest, if not the largest church in San Cristobal. As we were walking around, at first we were amazed by the architecture and the paintings, but as we went farther we struck by how hopeless this religion is. As we passed statue after statue of Jesus suffering on the cross, finally climaxing with a full sized statue of His body in a glass coffin, we were all sobered as we realized how little hope these people have. Their God is not alive. I was filled with a passion to share the hope of the gospel with these people. Pray for us as we study Spanish! We have amazingly funny mistakes, we don’t make sense speaking English!!(as our poem clearly states….yeah we wrote that brain fried tired and caffeinated!!!)  But it’s amazing!!!! Crazy life awesome God!!!! We really feel your prayers.

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Half of the advanced class, Monique and Lydia

Half of the advanced class, Monique and Lydia

Michaela studying.

Michaela studying.

The early morning market shopping team

The early morning market shopping team

Some of the results of the shopping trip

Some of the results of the shopping trip

Beautiful colors

Beautiful colors

So many new sights and sounds.

So many new sights and sounds.

Gabby and Grace showing us how it is done.

Gabby and Grace showing us how it is done.

The Market

The Market

 

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  • Anna Mann
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    Wow that it depressing about the coffin…What hopelessness!
    Lol! Sounds great! I am right there with you on mixing up words ;P

  • Vicki Chick
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    Aria, I am so sad to hear they have so much in the way of this church and they don’t know that the focus is not suppose to be on the death of Jesus for His resurrection is the reason for our hope and joy. I am so thankful you are all there learning the language and about the people so just maybe He will make a way for you to reach his lost people. May they see your love for them and their culture and your desire to learn about their language and they in turn want to learn about what makes you desire this. May your good works continue through this time of learning and fellowship. I pray His peace be with you and there be safety in all you do.

    I can relate to the mixed up words. I use to help Ken study Spanish and I had no idea how to say the words and he would laugh so hard. The harder I tried the harder he would laugh. I am sure you are going through some of that right now.

    My prayers are with you all! V

  • Maddie Winslow
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    Hey Aria! Praying for you all! Awesome post! We miss you sooooo much – life just isn’t the same without you, but I know in my heart of hearts that God has called you! His hand is in this!! 🙂 LOVE YOU! LOVE YOU! Praying and knowing that you and your team will touch hearts!!!
    <3

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