These photos were SOOOO past due! I guess I am having a bit of a struggle making time to blog and share the latest photos, but I hope to do it more often (I think I’ve said that, but here we go again! haha) Last November, Francis and I – along with a couple of friends – visited Yucatan for teh very first time. Many of you are aware that Francis and I moved to another congregation to support the Mayan field in San Francisco. Although It’s been a slow but steady learning process learning the Mayan language, we’ve been enjoying it a lot and have also received many blessings. On our list, of course, was to visit Yucatan so we could learn a little bit of the culture, it’s friendly people (beyond friendly, if you ask me!) and more about the language. We had NO idea what we were about to experience! I am not even going to try and recall everything, because it was just TOOO much love, attention, hugs, handshakes, FOOD! and everything in between that to try and explain it, I would spend hours here trying to find the words to describe our experience.
We were able to visit the translation department in Merida (RTO) and see just how much Jehovah is blessing the work and effort that goes into translating our publications in Maya, as well as videos. It simply AMAZING!! I don’t want to make this post too long, so I am just going to go right into what was happening during these photos I am about to show you. We made sure to attend a meeting in Maya, and it felt so beautiful to see friends in their traditional dress and the brothers wearing a “guayabera” instead of a suit and tie. I loved it! After meeting, the friends had put together a “small” gathering where a local family danced “Jarana” for us. All these friends gave us so much, we hope that we were able to show and repay at least a fraction of what they gave to us. We definitely cannot wait to go back and see all these beautiful faces again!!