Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Update

October has really flown by! It has been seemingly non-stop and filled with many good things. I find myself missing the beautiful Wisconsin fall with the changing colors of the leaves, crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, and caramel apple pie hot out of the oven.

Yet God is doing neat things here in Spain, and I’m thankful to be part of it. Recently I’ve been able to have spiritual conversations with my neighbors, a Spanish friend, and my teacher. These conversations give me hope and encouragement to keep praying for God to move here in Spain. 

So what I have I been up to? 

I have started taking Spanish classes Mon-Thurs morning. I LOVE it!! My teacher is really great, and I enjoy our time together. I only wish I could be studying and learning more of the language. I’m thankful that I do get some time though, and I’m really thankful for such a good teacher.

Class at the academy is going well, and recently one of my neighbor’s kids joined my class. I love being able to connect with the kids.

Speak Languages and Bible study for the university ministry have had a great start as you can read in my newsletter.

Youth group at church has changed this year to be discipleship groups that meet weekly and then large group events once a month. I’m looking forward to seeing how the year goes!

On Wednesday nights, there is a prayer meeting at church. It’s been a blessing to attend, and I was even asked to take my turn in leading the meeting. It is always stretching for me to go as I learn to pray in Spanish. Often times I find myself hesitant to go, but I’m always thankful that I went. 

Besides those activities, I find myself running to keep on top of trying to settle into my home, learn how team works and functions here, and try and have some fun in between :)

God is good, and I’m thankful to be here with Him. Thanks so much for all your prayers and encouragement!

All my love, 


Thank you SO much to everyone who sent packages and cards for my birthday! I felt so very loved. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you!