What a blessed day! This morning I spent a couple hours visiting with the sick in our community. I was stopped on the street while going to a my first house by an elderly man. He made sure to tell me that Peruvians are not Spanish aka from Spain and that I need to be talking Castellano. I kindly explained that I was from Los Estados Unidos and not Espana. I also explained that I studied Castellano en Trujillo. He was very happy to hear that and then invited me to his house. I kindly declined since I hadn't made it to a home visit yet. Once he realized that he interrupted me from visiting with the enter so he apologized. Our town animador was laughing as all of this took place. Of course she enjoyed watching me struggle to find the right words.
The next couple hours were so blessed during my visits. Today was the first time where I shared the word from my Bible. I shared what the Spirit led me to. Praise You Lord for sending Your Spirit. I struggled at times with my Castellano but no one seemed to mind.
During our visits I was able to witness the love that our animador Marta has for Jesus. She was not afraid to tell everyone we spoke with today that they need to receive the sacraments especially baptism. She passionately defended the teaching on baptism and called all, both young and old, to receive baptism. She desperately desires everyone to receive the sacraments however the people do not see the urgency or necessity in receiving the sacraments.
Please continue to pray for us as we try to show the people the importance of the sacraments and why they should be excited for them! Please pray for the youth group of Caizapa as we begin to prepare them to receive their sacraments. Please pray that God will continue to "light a fire" in our community!