Today we went to lunch at a nice restaurant with a Chinese buffet and
a Mongolian Barbecue. Mary and I found quite a few things we could eat.
Before and after lunch Mary and I packed almost everything because we
are leaving tomorrow to come home.
In the afternoon Mary was able to chat with Matthew again while I read.
While I was reading the family room, the bird Julio started talking to
me. She (yes, Julio is a girl) kept saying "Hello," which is sort of
strange because up until now I have only heard her say "Hola." (Mary
says she has also said "Hi, Bob!") Anyway, I gave her a tortilla chip
every time she spoke. We have been trying to get her to speak more.
She spoke to me about eight times, which is more than I have heard
her speak in the entire previous week. We think rewarding her with
food when she speaks is working.
In the evening we went to the San Lorenzo church where Robert taught
out of Zechariah 12-14 and Daniel 8 about the role of Israel in the
prelude to Christ's second coming. I understood a lot of it because I
had helped Robert with the Powerpoint presentation, but my involvement
was mostly in gathering the graphics, so I hadn't really paid a lot
of attention to the words. The sermons in Spanish are really hard for
me to understand because they go so fast, but I can understand lots
of words on the screen, especially the Bible passages which remind
me of the same ones in English.