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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 12 - Saturday

                Today I woke up and learned how to make Bananas with Cinnemon. I ate breakfast, and Johnny came over and shared with me Matthew 9, which reads:

[ 9As jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11When the Pahrisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrafice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”]

It was really nice to talk with him about the verses, and what he thought about them. He is truly a spiritual leader, and I am so blessed to have him as a friend. We hung out more, and the other American girls came over to eat lunch with Christian and I. They were nice girls but didn’t seem to enjoy being in Peralta much, which kind of upset me. After we ate we drove up to the hospital and visited Mercedes who is a member of the church. She seemed like she was in good spirits, but it was sad to see her and all the babies who were there. Afterwards Calvin, Johnny, and I played basketball against some other people at the school. We won! But I played barefoot and got blisters on my feet! I showered and went to church with Franchesca, Zedekias, and Franchellis, then on a date to the Camboya game with Christian! (joke, but seriously, we went) Tons of fun! Can’t wait till the game tomorrow!


  1. Dad and I read the blog together and he said it sounds like you are having a great time and doing good things! Not too smart about the barefoot basketball, though! Hope your feet are OK. Our sermon in church today was about that same Bible verse and Jesus and the tax collectors! I was an usher with Kim Smith. Can you send more pictures? Dad was asking who Johnny and Christian are. I wasn;t sure if they are just people in the village or connected to the families youa re staying with. We miss you and love you! Keep up the great work. Love, Mom

  2. Kara it sounds like you are totally immersed in the culture and life of the people you are ministering to in Peralta. I am sure you are blessing them as much as you are being blessed. Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back. Anxious to see you and see all of your pictures. Love you lots Aunt Barbie