I am falling behind on writing my update and in my blog. Not that I haven't been thinking about these things, but the language is getting a little bit more difficult to do so. How do I explain it? It's like, I know what I want to say, but the English is failing me. Even writing this first paragraph has been strenuous. How many times I have had to delete, or add words, in order for the grammar to be correct. At least I don't have to worry about spelling.
Enough with the rambling. God is good. Pray tell...
For one, Flor from the institute has changed so much! What once was a timid gal who was originally thinking of not having her baby, is now a confident young woman. She used to get frustrated at not understanding how to make the bracelets. Ahora, she makes 3 a day without flinching. In addition, Eva has been giving classes on how to make various types of purses (out of yarn, cloth; by sewing, crotcheting, etc.), which both Ale and Flor have been coming to. One week when Ale couldn't come, Flor didn't want to fly solo. For the past two weeks, she has come on her own.
She is enthusiastic to see us each time we walk through the door, no longer hiding in her room. It truly is amazing.
So we pray for Flor, hoping that she will have a desire to come to church. I have invited her, but she comes up with a new excuse every time.
Similar to my experience at the gym I used to go to, I have gotten to know some of the women with whom I swim. A lot of them are curious about the 26 year old North American living in Cordoba, and a lot of conversations have opened up as to why I do what I do. One woman, Perla, recently had surgery and probably won't be coming to swim for awhile. Pray for courage on my end to remember to visit her, and take advantage of this type of opportunity.
I don't want to say finally, because that would put a limit on God's goodness--a limit that just simply doesn't exist. But in terms of this blog post, it is the last thing I will include.
I am blessed with the privilege to go to Chaco this upcoming weekend! Last year, I had every intention of going during the winter break, but plans fell through. On the contrary, this year, it is as if God has opened every available door for me to go. I will be attending a seminar given by Lucas Leys on Christian Intelligence, and then on Sunday, the church I have gotten to be a part of is celebrating their personal version of Thanksgiving--a tradition they have celebrated for several years. Oh yeah, and another plus, Sol is coming with me! Very excited!!!!
Like I said, God is good. There continues to be many things I don't understand about His goodness, but for now I am just going to be thankful and put my trust in Him. Oh, and pray like mad.