06.12.2011 30 °C
So haven't written for a while, been nice and busy. The only problem with waiting a while to write, is that I can't remember everything I've done! :-S But I will do my best.... :-D
Ok, so three Sundays ago there were baptisms at church!! It was amazing. Five people were baptised that day, four of them from the Badajoz church and one from the sister church in La Roca. The testimonies were so passionate. They baptise slightly differently here than NPBC. Here, anyone can baptise you. The pastor says the words and asks you the question, but you can choose who you want to dunk you. It was very touching, as they all got dunked by their family.
After the baptism I went for lunch with a Spanish family, who I am moving in with after Christmas. They are a lovely family who have three children, all of whom go to the academy. I teach two of the kids. Their house is mahoosive!! And I'm not kidding. Five bathrooms! Five bedrooms! Two kitchens, two dining rooms, a massive playroom, a massive garage, a swimming pool. It's ginormous!! :-D
Las weekend, on the Sunday, the youth took the whole service at church. Yurani and Ruth preached on Faith, and it was really good. Some lead the worship, others did a drama (all thanks to Steve Wood from NPBC, not that he knew it at the time :-P). Nely and I did the offering, and I prayed in English, which confused everyone hehe. I also did the food, as they sell food every week. I made chocolate brownies. The service went really well, and I was so proud of all of them. It was a great achievement, first time they have ever done it.
This week I was poorly, but luckily Caroline and Desmond looked after me. :-) At the weekend, I went to Caceres for the Extremadura Christian Youth weekend. It was amazing!! So many youth gave their lives to Christ. It was a very emotional weekend. for me and for everyone who went. I stayed at the YWAM house, where two of my friends are doing their YWAM course. They are training to be missionaries. They have their practical missionary training soon, but unfortuantely Richard doesn't have any funding to complete this part, so please pray that he will get the funding he needs. One of my good friends, Madeleine also needs praying for, as she needs funding to go back home to Africa to do God's work, and to see her daughter. There was a football match against YWAM and Merida church, and YWAM won!! Woop woop!
I am currently in the middle of 10 days off work, all thanks to Spanish festivos!! Man, I love Spanish holidays!! Hehe
Today has literally been summer!! It's been 30 degrees all day, and I went for a lovely bike ride in the countryside. :-) Spanish winters are awesome!! Though I hear there is snow in some of England, and I really want snow!! Hope it snows while I'm back in the UK.
I am really loving Spain so much, but do miss the UK.
I think that is everything, but no doubt I'm forgetting something. :-P
If I remember I will do another blog, and I'll make sure I don't leave it as long any more so I don't forget hehehe.
Love you all.