The El Monte celebration that we had n Saturday was really neat. Over
900 people came to celebrate with us. There was worship and several
testimonies. I was in charge of selling beverages, so honestly I didn't
get to pay a lot of attention to the service--every time I would start
paying attention, several people would come up to buy things, but it was
a blessing to be a part of the celebration and to serve others as
well. Here is a picture of me working away :) It was fun to reconnect with some people that I hadn't seen in a long time-and have fellowship with a few people that i hadn't met before.
This week I've been busy continuing to work on a counseling manual that i am helping out together in Spanish for my supervisor and typing up some material for pamphlets to print for the sending base. I am also trying to figure out a tentative schedule for Janina-the short-term worker that arrives in September. Praise the Lord that her housing is all set up now.
Tonight I got invited to a Christian concert (My first one in Spanish ever since being here) so since I didn't take Monday off, I will be going to that--hopefully it will be encouraging.
On Friday we are having a "Prayer chain" day at church--I am hoping to get there early enough to participate for an hour and then head to work.
Sunday we have a missions vision video that we will be showing as a part of the service. Pray that God would use it in people's lives.
Last Sunday I had something cool happen. An eleven year old girl from my church here told me that she sees how I left my country to serve here and that she wants to follow my example and be a missionary someday too. It was kind of meat because her and I hadn't talked much before. You never know the lives that God is using yours to touch. So I guess we will see what happens and what God's plans are for her life as they unfold.
Thank you for your prayers. Blessings to you all!