Agustina is a young, single-mother with three children. She is intelligent, witty, and works hard to give her children good things. Although she speaks Nahuatl, her first language is Spanish. She expressed interest in hearing what the Bible had to say and we have begun to teach her. Twice a week she comes at night (she doesn’t want anyone else to know what she’s doing) with her kids, who color, play with marbles, and drink hot chocolate. On Tuesday after we had finished our lesson, I told her to feel free to ask me any questions if things didn’t make sense. “Even if you just want to say, ‘That’s strange,’ or ‘I don’t believe that,’ you should feel free,” I told her. She paused for a second and said, “No, I believe it. Who except God was there in the beginning to tell us what happened?”
Please pray for Agustina as she continues to listen to the chronological Bible lessons. Next Tuesday we will learn about the fall of mankind. The Nahuatl culture has a vague idea of what makes someone “good” or “bad” but emphasizes the importance of being on good terms with others. Pray that Agustina will see that God alone defines good and evil and only through his son can we hope to be on good terms with him.