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I forgot to mention about the locale for the church that I asked you guys to pray about. Last friday Matthew and Alberto went to sign on it, they gave one of the four months they are suppossed to pay by the first of sept and let the rest for the Lord to bring in. I think we already have the rest if not most of the money that we need for signing on mond, praise the Lord! The Spanish church in MBC gave us a good chunk.
Thanks for praying. If you want to see photos of the locale, you can go to our web page and you can see them there. There is a link in the article that talks about it.
Thanks for praying and keep praying please, there are lots of things to do with it still and lots of other expenses to get it going.
On Sunday night we went to Villacarrillo, a small town (population of 11,117) where my family is from and where I lived from 2nd grade to 6th grade (both included). We also spent every Easter and summer vacation there. I love Villacarrillo, I have great memories there and I absolutely love everything to do with this small little town. We came back Tuesday morning, so we really only spent 1 day there, but I wish I could have stay lots longer. Actually I would have love for the Lord to send us there. But He didn't and He has a perfect plan for that town, so I am just praying that God would send someone there to talk to them about Christ.
I actually had the chance to talk to the neighbour across the street about the Lord. Not much, but a little bit. She actually asked, she wanted to know what it is that we belive. I wished I could have talk to her longer. But praise the Lord for the little bit that I got to share.
This is the way the streets and houses look like. At night the neighbours get out with chairs and spend hours talking to their neighbours. You become like family and everyone knows everybody in the town. Every family has a nickname and that is how they know who you are related to. In many ways it is like going back to the past, but I just love it. Yeah, I know, I always say that I am a city girl, but for this town I would do an exception. :)
This is my sister Belen and I. We were eating a nocilla sandwich (chocolate spread) in bollo de aceite bread (oil bread is the name, not exactly what it is). My mom used to give me that for merienda (snack betweek lunch and dinner) and it has been years since I had it last. It was so good!!
Yesteday I finished reading "A burka by love" by Reyes Monforte. It is the true story of a lady from Spain that moves to London, and there she falls in love and marries a man from Afganistan. He is open minded, nothing at all like the people from his town and family, but soon after they get married they decided to visit his parents. That first visit was a crazy trip, she had her first baby there, on the floor of her mother in law's (who btw hated her because she wasn't the one she had chosen to her son). She helped her to deliver her baby because since she was a woman she couldn't go to the hospital to have her baby. Woman are not allowed to go to the hospital, since only men can be doctors and they can't touch women. She got back to London, and for some crazy reason she decides to go back with her husband when they found out that his dad was very sick. When she got there they stole her passport, their money, and she got stuck in a country where no one, not even her own embassy would help her to get out. So she lived there for 3 years, withouth food, without money, and without rights.
Well today was one of those days, weird days. One of those kind of days when nothing happend but something is going on. When you don't hurt anywhere but you don't feel good either, just a weird day :). I am fine though hehe.
We got up expecting a exciting day. We were finally going inside the Alhambra. But finally, after we got everyone in the car, headed there, parked and walk to the entrance we heard an announcement. The tickets were sold out :( "My joy in a pit" hehehe. This is a spanish saying. It is kind of you lost your joy, well, you get the picture :). And it was hot anyway, so, although we could have gotten some tickets for 3 hours later, we decided to just find somewhere else to go and just get the tickets ahead of time in the internet..... Next week, will be the week :).
We came back home, and I took a little time off to read some. I am reading this book, "a burka for love". It is really good, I will let you guys know when I finish it. It is not a christian book, it is a biography... but as I said, when I finish I will let you guys know about it. It always leaves me with a strange feeling, that woman went thru a lot! and I get into the books I read :).
Well, this time left me sleepy, I feel asleep yeah, way too long of a nap. And I am not a nap person, so when I woke up, I felt even weirder (Is that a word or I just made it up?).
Then I went to buy some stuff for tomorrow to the store, stopped in a terraza and came back home. Wow, what an exciting saturday uh?. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't exciting, just a lazy day... i am not a lazy day kind of person.... heheheheh this is a weird post uh?
Tomorrow, after the night service, we are going up to Villacarrillo. I am excited!! Villacarrillo is in Jaen, a small town where my family is from and where I lived for 6 years when I was little. I always loved going there when I was growing up, it was fun, so fun... I have been wanting to go since we moved to Spain, but haven't been able to because Gijon was very far (about 11 hours). now we are only 1 1/2 hours away, so I know I will escape there often.
I will take some photos and share when you guys. Oh, btw, my dad will be there and also my sister, bro in law and 2 nieces (the girls will have fun :)!!!) They are spending a few days there.
Well see you guys in a few days then.
Oh, if you believe I had a weird day you should have seen Ashley, she had a little moment when she was singing a weird song about being "spezal" (special), I have no idea what she was saying, but it was too funny. Do you all know Ashley?
I was just wanting to pass this along so, if you remember, you can pray for us. We think we have found the best place and locale to start our church here in Granada. We do need to come up with the money for it though. We were not going to start looking so soon, and much less where we planning in renting as early, so we were planning to save some money during this first months. Also the situation with the dollar/euro hasn't make the saving much easier.
Well, we know that if God wants us to have this locale He will provide with the money too. :) The signing of the locale is the first of september.
If you want to know more details or see photos of the locale you can go to our web page and read more and see more.
Thanks everyone for praying.
Go down and read first or this photos would not make any sense to you, somehow I can't copy it to the top of the post... :( . Laura, go and google La Alhambra, I think you would love to read about it's history :)
This was my wall..... It may make no sense to some of you but I find so much beauty in it...
Yesterday we went back to Granada for some "sight seeing". I will share some more of that later with some pictures of the walls of the Alhambra, but for now I wanted to share some family pictures we took yesterday. Enjoy!