Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday at La Florida

The Stetlers and us enjoyed a good service at our Bible Methodist Church in La Florida, Mexico yesterday morning. It is always so good to be with our people and fellowship with them.

We enjoyed the singing and keeping up with several choruses that were new to us (at least to me).

Bro. Elias did a great job teaching the Sunday School lesson. This is the son of Pastor Desiderio who pastors the Bible Methodist Church in San Gabriel, Oaxaca, MX.



After the lesson, Pastor Bernardo (who, by the way, is losing his bachelor status this Friday. His wedding - boda - is Friday at 6 pm!) had a special time of prayer for Logan and for our family. The people were so gracious to assure us of their love and prayers in their testimonies and after service, too.


Cameron did a brave thing yesterday. The younger boys always go to the Spanish Sunday School classes and do their best to participate. Normally after class, the children go up front and sing a song or say their memory verse or something else they learned. Cameron said his memory verse in Spanish in front of the whole church! I was so proud of him. That's not easy to do. I still am very nervous! when I testify or pray aloud in Spanish in a service; not so much in normal conversation anymore.


I had made Rice Krispy Treats to pass out after church. I try to do this occasionally because the people enjoy it so much and I love doing it. Anyway, as everyone was eating their treat, some of the ladies wanted the recipe. There were several words I hadn't practiced that would have really! helped me explaining the recipe....smiles...But we got it figured out and they seemed happy to know how to make them.
We only got stopped once by the Mexican Military that are out "in force" (pardon the pun) because of all the drug violence on the border. We had all the necessary paperwork they were asking for and seemed to pass inspection. In fact, we were used as a training session for a new recruit. Whatever we can do to help....smiles...
Happy Monday to you.

11 comments:

Springer Family said...

LOL big time about the "training session"!!! Gotta love good 'ol Mexico!!

Tamra said...

Way to go Cameron!
Melodie, I heard you talking in Spanish to your neighbor (about her plant) - sounded like a fine job to me! It was evident she totally understood you.
Glad you guys could be of help to the Mexican military. :)

Beth Stetler said...

We're making memories! :-) Good times!

Vonnie said...

How awesome that Cameron said his memory verse in Spanish!! WTG, Cam!

Hmmmm.... how do you say marshmallow in spanish?? :)

Missy said...

Yay for Cameron. What a brave kid. Tell him that I said that I am proud of him. Melodie, you do a great job with speaking spanish. You are incredible at it and I am proud of you for how quickly you have learned. I wish so badly that I could have been there with you to help pass out the rice-krispie treats. I loved handing out the cookies that we made when we were there with you last year. Can't wait to be back again sometime. Love you very much, sister.

Myranda said...

So cool, Cammens! You are awesome!

Mel, totally love hearing you speak Spanish. Was not fond of the comment you posted on Beth's blog. You are blending in whether you look like them or not.
Uh-huh...b/p went up a little when I saw that. LOL!!

Having said that...it is totally amazing how much Beth does look like them. I didn't even notice it was her until I read your comment. 8-)

Ronda said...

What an "adventure" you are living! Loved your pictures! "Impressive" that you all are doing so well on your Spanish(Great job, Cameron!)...I wish that I spoke it...we actually have alot of patients who can't speak English! It makes "communication" very difficult! Praying for you all! We appreciate what you are doing...

AIM said...

That is great!!Keep up the good work. We are praying for all of you.

The Millard Family said...

You make me homesick for Mexico and I've never been there! (At that location anyway) Melodie, I love reading about you doing what you do best...Loving people!

~Heather~ said...

Looks like a nice Sunday. Glad that when you got stopped there weren't any problems.
Your Rice Krispy treats sounded good. Great minds think alike for I was just thinking about possibly making those to pass out to our 2 churches our last Sunday here. =)

Steve Hight said...

Great that you had a good Lord's Day with some of your people.

Dropping back a couple of blogs, that chocolate fudge cake looks scrumptious! Marc, I'm jealous!

Cameron, congrats on saying your memory verse in Spanish in front of everyone. Great step forward! Keep it up.