Black Friday for us was much different than it was for many people. Thanksgiving evening was spent visiting with a Chilean Christian family. They had asked us earlier in the day if they could come over and talk about some things that they wanted some counsel on. The visit lasted until late in the evening, so Black Friday morning was spent sleeping in, instead of in a line waiting for some store to open. Even Elisha, who generally wakes up around 7:00 AM, slept until after 11:00 AM. That never happens!
A little after I had woken up, I received a call from a friend who was stuck down town with a car that wouldn’t start. I went to go help them to pull their car to the mechanic. I was so happy because this time my truck was at the front end of the rope, and not the back! Needless to say, we have had to have our truck pulled several times since being here.
Soon after I returned home, Lily and I had to rush over to the dentist for her monthly tightening of her braces. When she was finished we ran a few errands and then rushed home for dinner – leftover Thanksgiving dinner!
After dinner I had to hurry and finish printing the discipleship booklets that we needed for the classes that evening. Josiah and I took Franco and his brother with us into town, and as we drove both Franco and I witnessed to his brother. We had just finished presenting the Gospel and drawing the net as we arrived at our destination-the place in the road where I first met Franco. We prayed right there in the truck. After we finished, Franco was so happy that his brother, who he had been praying for and witnessing to over the phone, was now saved.
We dropped Franco and Ruben off, and continued to our first discipleship class. It was sweet to see Eduardo (who has been saved for 2 months now) re-read the booklets with his wife, Maria, who only recently has gotten saved. It is wonderful to see the Lord working in their lives. After we finished there, we drove to a nearby neighborhood where our second meeting was. Catalina and her son Diego have both recently gotten saved and have begun discipleship. We finished there at 11:00 PM, and then headed to our last class. Cristian and Marisa, who have also recently gotten saved, can only study late at night because of his work schedule. We enjoyed the time studying, and then started for home.
On the way have, Josiah told me that he should always go with me because each time that we have gone out someone has been saved. I think his wanting to go again also might be influenced by the 2 cups of yoghurt, 2 pieces of Christmas bread, the cup of juice, 3 toy cars, playtime with the kids in the homes we visit, and staying out until 1:00 in the morning with dad. In any case, I was glad to have his help and company.