Sunday, November 16, 2008
Joe's First Sermon in Spanish
Our pastor and family took a much deserved vacation a couple of weeks ago. He asked Joe to preach for him while they were gone. Joe decided he wanted to preach in Spanish and not have a translator. This was his first time to do that. A big deal. Now our pastor and his wife are going to a conference in Venezuela so Joe will be preaching in Spanish again this week. Our church has one Sunday morning Spanish service and one English service; we also have a Sunday night service as well as a Thursday night service. So what this means is Joe, being Joe, plunged right in. He went from never preaching in Spanish to doing 6 different Spanish sermons and 2 English ones within a couple of weeks. Crazy boy. He did a good job and I´m very proud of him. I'm still at the "My-name-is-Denise-I-have-11-children-I-don't-speak-Spanish-very-well-but-I'm-trying" stage. That's okay because once I get to the I have 11 children part of the conversation they don't hear anything else I say. :^) Actually whenever we tell anyone we have once (the Spanish word for 11....pronounced ¨own-say¨) children they just think we don´t know our numbers very well. So we end up saying....¨Yes, eleven, ten plus one¨. But I digress. A missionary friend asked me to speak for a few short minutes this week at a parenting conference for young moms in her church. Joe has inspired me and I´m going to give it a shot in Spanish. You can definitely pray for me!!
Before the service we were goofing around. Here´s Mercy´s first Spanish sermon....