We are slowly progressing in the language. Some days we get excited for having a real conversation. Some days we feel like we can’t say anything! Everyone is so nice though, they always say, “You speak so well!” Which is nice but sometimes frustrating because many times we know we aren’t speaking correctly but they will not correct us. So sometimes we feel really good while we are out with people and then terrible in class because the teacher actually wants us to say things correctly!
Best (or worst depending how you look at it) Language mistakes:
It is very hard when you are in a constant state of confusion and your brain is working so hard to understand all the time. Church is actually the hardest time. For 2 hour
s we sit there understanding very little. The rest of the week it is hard to study the Bible because our brains just want a break. Please pray for us that we would be seeking the Lord and be constantly reminded that He can quench our thirsty souls.
However our dryness of Spirit is a reminder of why we are here. There are people still in the jungle who don’t even know where to get this living water. Also it makes so much sense to me now why we need to get the Bible into their heart language. The songs in Portuguese just don’t touch my soul like some of the old English Hymns I just listened to.