This is Isela, probably the best friend I've made since coming here. Her husband, Eli, is our Institute President. She has 2 boys just about my boys' ages: Ervin and Irving. She has been so patient with my halting Spanish and continues to teach and show me....I am learning so much from her. I've never met anyone with a more sacrificial spirit and positive attitude about serving God. Just last night, we cooked dinner and ate together - she gave me some wonderful advice about adjusting to life here in Mexico. Gracias, Isela...
Playing and singing together during an altar call in the Rio Bravo church
This is Janette, one of my friends here at the HIM church. She understands and speaks English well...she has been so kind to me since the first moment I arrived.
Sweet baby girl who stole my heart. Granddaughter of our pastor in Santa Apolonia.
This is Rosa, pastor's wife in Cuchicuato - and her daughter - helping me make pizzas in my kitchen.
Here is Refugia from the Rio Bravo Church. What a sweet spirit this lady has! She has befriended me since we first arrived in Texas a year and a half ago, making me special Mexican food and putting up with my poor Spanish.
Meet Macedonia, pastor's wife in Pedregales. She's a very quiet, but giving person...she shares what she has willingly and happily. She has made me feel very welcome in her home.
And here is Deborah, one of my tutors at the language school in Texas. What a happy person she always is....and what an immense help to me linguistically. She's from Morelia, a beautiful town just about 2 hours south of Salamanca. She's an educated girl in her early 20s. She challenged me to my limits in Spanish, correcting, reminding, encouraging me.....muchisimas gracias, Deborah!
And there are more.....Anna Correa, Xotchil (I think that's correct), Teresa, Lorena, Sylvia, Lupita, Yohanna, Edith, Esther, Pilar, Reyna, Marta, and more.....people that God has brought into my life, for reasons that He understands perfectly. I'm so thankful for my friends.