It is hard to believe another day has come and gone! Yet, here we are at the close of another day. The day definitely began with some grogginess! However, we did wake up and arrived at church this morning at about 9:15. We had a wonderful time worshipping our Lord and Savior with brothers and sisters from La Iglesia here in San Salvador. It is a church very similar in size to The Journey. One major difference is they know how to play their ten stringed instruments and play them with great gusto! Ben helped lead us in song from a spare electric guitar they had.
I was humbled and blessed to be able to preach from Luke 9:57-62. It was a joy to be able to share and once again I was impacted with the fact that though we speak different languages and live in different cultures, we love and serve the same God and are equally saved by His Son, Jesus Christ. I also was reminded of the difficulty of language barriers that God brought as a result of sin (Genesis 11) and I look forward to when those barriers are removed and we can speak freely with one another. This is something we don’t often think about but it will be yet another rich blessing to experience when Christ returns.
After church we went to a great restaurant and several of us discovered our limit with food consumption and a few of us managed to push past it. La Burro with pastor especial (Doesn’t mean the pastor of a church….thankfully) is quite good. It is a burrito that is covered with cheese and then grilled. There were many….many TVs in the place and all of them had the same soccer game on. However, near the end of our meal, the TV that faced our table got turned to the NFC Championship pre-game show. Perhaps they noticed all the gringos at the table and thought if the TV turned to American football, we would stay longer and order a round of beers!
Waddling out to the car was a chore, but one we all managed with the exception of one. He had to be carried but to protect his identity, I will not disclose his name. We then spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at the Blackstock home and enjoyed watching football, eating pupusas, and laughing together. It was a great time. However, many of us admitted, after some contemplation, we definitely ate one to many pupusas.
Well, that is all for tonight! Tomorrow the Discipleship Conference begins at the church and Acey will be the opening speaker for that. Please be in prayer that the conference goes well and the Lord would use us as He chooses!