April 26, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for your generous gift in February. We so appreciate your generosity and your desire to see God’s Word translated into Quiatoni Zapotec. You make it possible! Thank you!
Good Friday morning, just when we were about to have breakfast, Rebeca called and asked if we could come to their house to have memelas for breakfast. Memelas are smaller and thicker than regular tortillas; after they are cooked on the griddle, some pork rendering is spread on each one and then some crumbled, fresh cheese and they go back on the griddle to get warm and melty. So delicious when you are sitting there, near the griddle and you eat them hot, with some delicious home made salsa on them!
We said “Yes!” and then got busy figuring out a birthday present for Rebeca because Nicasio had seen on FaceBook that it was her birthday. We decided on a small, pretty bowl that I had bought on a trip to Puebla City.
We had a delicious breakfast (including hot chocolate and/or coffee and a sweet roll) and a delightful time visiting with Rebeca and her mom, Sofía. Rebeca and Sofía are very faithful about attending the Zapotec church service and tell us that they learn so much by studying God’s Word in their own language.
Rebeca told us that her mom had asked if we should do like the Catholics do during Lent and Holy Week: not eat meat. That led into a discussion about how most churches (Catholic and protestant) in our area tend to have special services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday but Easter Sunday is “business as usual.” Sofía said, “Yes, that doesn’t seem right, does it? It’s like Jesus died on Good Friday and He stayed dead until next year when Palm Sunday and Holy Week come around again. We should be celebrating on Resurrection Sunday that He came back to life!”
We hope you had a happy Easter celebrating our risen Savior!
Our April 2022 Quiatoni Crier is attached. We trust it will be an encouragement to you.
Thank you again for your financial support, prayers and interest in translating God’s Word into Quiatoni Zapotec. May God richly bless you!
Valerie and Nicasio
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