So, it´s been about two weeks since I`ve blogged… I´m sorry 😦 All of a sudden our whole team realized a month was gone and we still had a ton to do! We´ve been cramming our weekends full of stuff that everyone needs to do when they go to Oaxaca, and our weekdays have been full as well.
With each day that we explore the area and experience the culture, I love Mexico a little more. It´s so much fun winding down after a long day with elote or helado at the zocalo, watching guys breakdance and have rap battles, or just walking around and looking at all the pretty things. We´re surrounded by beautiful mountains and interesting people. I´m definitely going to miss this place.
This week and last, we´ve had the opportunity to exchange stories with a man in our village. He teaches us about Mexico, and then we share some Bible stories with him. It has been interesting on both sides, I believe. Pray that it opens the door to deeper conversations.
We´ve also been able to continue helping a couple of kids learn some english. They are so sweet, and their whole family is very welcoming. Pray for easy learning and open hearts!
The more we talk to people the more we realize how difficult it is to not be Catholic in this part of the world. People don´t treat us differently when we tell them we aren´t Catholic, but it´s a whole different story for family and neighbors. Believers are often cut off from their families and societies because they have given up their heritage, their culture. It´s no wonder that people are afraid to respond. Please pray that God will show these people how much more important he is than anything else. Pray that he will show US that as well as we overcome our fears and share the hope we have.