Grateful Jesus Led Me to Study Spanish

In June 2010, I was in Ensenada Mexico with a group from my church. We were there for a missions trip One morning while I was praying during that trip, I felt Jesus show me that he wanted me to learn Spanish. My church paid for me to take Spanish classes for one year.

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Over the years it has been a blessing in ministry and teaching, but yesterday a whole new aspect was realized. I was in my classroom getting ready when the phone rang in my room. It was from the front desk. A woman from Mexico needed help and the liaison was not in the building. They asked me if I could help. I went down to see if I could help. She needed another copy of a paper for her doctor to fill out for vaccinations for her daughter. I translated for her with the school nurse. It was the first time I translated for the the school.

Having that experience yesterday motivates me to practice my Spanish even more. Having that experience and being able to use Spanish to help my beginning level students in my afternoon class fills me with gratitude that Jesus showed me he wanted me to learn Spanish eleven years ago.

What are you grateful for today?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

16 thoughts on “Grateful Jesus Led Me to Study Spanish

  1. What am I grateful for today? That’s a good question, Matt. It’s been a difficult week, with a few children at my school, and I’m not feeling to grateful at the moment.

    I just remembered: yesterday, I got to help one of our personal care assistants get two of her special needs students to class.
    Thanks for jogging my memory, brother. There is a lot to be thankful for.

      1. She has good and bad days, with these rare tumors she is a watch and wait until the tumors become larger, her team of doctors a re keeping a eye on her. Thanks so much for asking about her and your prayers my friend

  2. That’s good that you obeyed God’s instructions. Even if something doesn’t make sense to us in the beginning, God will make it clear in the future.

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