Monday, January 2, 2017

Feliz Año

Hola mi gente! 

Sorry, quick email this week, running out of time. But really quick highlight reel of this week! 

We ate with TONS of people again... we had I think 4 eating visits that day... two of which were with Colombian families!! It's a HUGE deal here! We got to stay out until 11:30 and then we ran home and planned and grabbed our 12 grapes to eat with the bells ringing in the new year. We did so, and then the world outside EXPLODED with fireworks and people yelling out their windows and more fireworks and bells and craziness. All of that lasted until about 4-5 in the morning. Those Spaniards don't do half-hearted fiestas! 

MIRACLE on New Year's Day was that Jaime came to church!!! He kinda left off meeting with us for a while, but he says he's ready to prepare to be baptized again and wants to try to stop smoking! Looking forward to that with him. :) 

Mercedes is still making progress towards her Baptism! She's so smart, she has everything from our lessons committed to memory already! She's doing great and we'll have her Baptism next Friday. 

Things have suddenly gotten SUPER cold in Santander, and super windy. So we've been blessed with a lot of time to spend with people indoors, haha, but we've had a few hours this week to enjoy the winter season at a very personal level. Looking forward to springtime! 

Sorry, gotta run, but I love you all! Have a great week!  

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