I am so blessed!
My host family is wonderful. They are so patient with me, and so delighted that I speak Castellano... (it´s castellano here, not spanish. The people are Spanish, the language is Castellano o Valenziano.) I´ve already learned so much, and I can hear myself beginning to adopt the accent. The interesting thing is that my host mom is from Salvador, so my latino accent doesn´t bother her at all. Not everyone is so accepting, however. One vendor at the market spent a good deal of effort trying to fix the way I speak... She was unsuccesful.
Tonight is Spanish Church, and I can hardly wait. I have met several of Francisca´s friends so I will know some people. Tomorrow I begin teaching and I am so very nervous. As God has calmed so many of my fears thus far, and proved them to be unfounded, I am certain that He will remain faithful to me in this situation as well. Your prayers are appreciated.