Everything has been going very well here in Chiapas. The last few days we’ve been getting into the grove of doing our classes with Yasmina, and learning Spanish. It’s been such a joy to have such wonderful hosts with Gaby and Grace and Steven.
Today we had a huge prayer request answered. Jesus is faithful to hear and answer our prayers! Last night, when were at the ATM, we had a crazy thing happen! The cajero automático ate the credit card. John searched through all his own belongings and pockets. We prayed and then after a bit of time, decided to go back to the hotel. In the morning, Gaby went with the guys back to the bank to try to talk to someone there. While they were at the bank, us girls were having our Spanish class. Yasmina told us how the ATM had once taken her card and wouldn’t let it out. It was a huge problem because they wouldn’t open it for her, so eventually she had to call some official in Mexico to cancel her card! She told us it probably would be a big mess for us, and said that we may have to call back to the US and cancel it and go through a big ordeal.
But God, through His grace had other plans! Gaby talked to someone she knew there at the bank. They were able to get the card back even without showing an ID. They even had it inside the bank at the counter. It was very unusual and only God could have answered like that!
After class, Rachel and I walked to her house where we saw beautiful landscape. The green trees and the mountains are gorgeous. And of course, to me they look even prettier with all the colorful Mexican houses scattered about. The lady that Rachel is staying with is very sweet and hospitable. I felt so welcomed, and it made my day to meet a Mexican Tía. She fed us so much food and it was all very good. Spegetti with cheese sauce, Cactus salsa, various other salsas, fresh tortillas, tostados, and…. two cakes!!!! Tres leches, and another one. They were both so delicious!!! Tres leches is basically vanilla cookies layered with a sweet cream and topped with fruit. So yummy! Then we got to do dishes and wash some laundry in the back in a cement basin with cement sides to wash it. They had these in El Salvador, but they called them pilas here they called it a lavadora. That was special, the Tia, showed me her two dogs, they were very nice too.
Then Rachel and I met John and Maxwell at a nearby park. They had gone for a run. While we were there we met a friend from church and had fun talking to him.
Ashley had a good day… She got to go with Gaby shopping. I know they had a blast because she came back beaming, and with lots of yummy food for us to enjoy for our supper! ¡Qué delicioso!
And to top off the meal we had ice cream bars! Good day! Lots of good times, and tomorrow will be another adventure!
¡Te vayas bien!