Today Mary and I slept in while Robert and Brenda had early morning
meetings with other pastors.
In the afternoon, we went to the church to prepare for a puppet
show to take place in this Sunday's service. They are going to
dramatize the story of Jonah and the big fish. First I helped
Robert set up some scaffolding while Mary drew some city scenes.
Then we all got together with several church members and children
to paint the scenes. We also painted a mural of a
large boat from which Jonah will get tossed.
We met lots of very nice people, who practiced their English
on us, and we practiced our Spanish on them.
We picked up Martin, who is working on a Powerpoint presentation
for Pastor Bob. At age 16, he is the local Powerpoint and Excel
guru. We twisted the arm of his sister Pamela to help us with the
painting. She is in 8th grade and plays basketball. She reminded
us a lot of Mary's niece Melanie. The other main person who worked
on the puppet show was Anna, who is an actor in the show and also
designed the scenes that Mary drew.
We also saw some people we'd already met: Marcos, the youth pastor
and worship leader, who lives at the church and was practicing
music; Patricia and Rory dropped in for a few minutes; George,
who I think is another pastor at the church; and probably a few
others I am forgetting right now.
Tomorrow Robert is taking Mary and me to a museum in the morning.
Then the "girls" are going to have their nails done while Robert, I,
and another friend are going to see Xmen 3. I'm not sure if I
mentioned before that Robert made me watch Xmen 2 on DVD last night
just so I would understand the characters and the premise. I thought
it was a pretty good movie. The movie in the theater tomorrow is
supposed to be in English with Spanish subtitles. We'll see.
On Saturday we are supposed to go to a Bible study at someone's
home; Mary might do some rubber stamping projects with the
youth group there.
On Sunday we will be busy all day: church at another church in the
morning (I think it's the ordination of a new CMA pastor at another
CMA church), church at Robert and Brenda's church in the evening,
and something else I can't remember in the afternoon.
Next week we are supposed to go to Brazil to see some huge