Sunday, November 16, 2008


We've been in language school for two weeks now, and we are enjoying our classes which prove to be challenging. During the past few weeks we have experienced many ups and downs and realize we have a long way to go in language aquisition! Some days are frustrating for us as we feel like we can hardly communicate and other days we can't believe how far we've come.

This week in one of our classes we had to write an essay about a topic of importance to us. One of the students in our class wrote about truth. He stated that there was no such thing as absolute truth and the world would be better off if everyone realized that and respected each other. We agree that respecting others' ideas and cultures is important, but to us there is no significance in life if we are not constantly in search of truth wherever it may be. This idea that the only truth that exists is the truth that every person has for his or herself is becoming more and more common in our generation. As King Herod asked, "What is truth?" Is there anything worth living for if there is not some kind of absolute truth to be found? Or is everything relative? These are important questions that many people struggle with. We hope that as we study and work here in Mexico we can point people to the way, the truth, and the light! There are many here in Central Mexico who do not know the truth, but as we sit in our Spanish classes with students from all around the world we've become more aware that there are poeple all over the world who do not know the truth and think that it doesn't even exist.
John 8:32 "You will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."

Thanks for continuing to pray for us as we adapt to our new culture. We especially need your prayers for our language studies and our relationships with nationals.

Much love,
Josh and Jennifer

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