I have been here a little over a week and I don't think it has even begun to hit me that I am actually here. I have been taking this week to get settled in to my room and get used to my surroundings. Rosita and Lucio and their kids have been staying with me in the dorm this past week, as well as Xavier and Olga and their daughter Mia who live in the dorm, to help me get settled. Last weekend I sat down with Rosita and Lucio and we talked about what my time here will look like. Here is kind of what my schedule will look like:
Sundays: Church in Riveras
Mondays: Working with the youth in the morning in either El Millon or Jesus Carranza
Tuesdays: Meeting with women in El Millon in the morning. Church in Riveras in the evening.
Wednesdays: Meeting with women in Jesus Carranza in the morning.
Thursdays: Working with the youth in the morning in either El Millon or Jesus Carranza. Church in Riveras in the evening. I will then go with Rosita and Lucio to their home in San Elizario, Texas for the night.
Fridays: I will be babysitting for Rosita and Lucio while they come to Mexico and visit with church members. I will also be staying with them on Friday nights.
Saturdays: I will be helping with a breakfast for the kids in El Millon every other Saturday morning. I will also be teaching an English class in the Riveras every Saturday.
I'm excited for the ministry that I will be doing here. The language barrier will be tough but I'm still learning. I can understand more Spanish than I can speak, so it's just a matter of being confident in what I can speak. Pray that God will ready the hearts that I will be ministering to and that he will receive all of the glory!
Pictures will be in the next post. They aren't loading right now and it's time for church. :)
Until next time... Dios te bendiga!