A few more photos in the gallery.
So how'd it go?
Really well. Let me restate that, it went a whole lot better than how I thought it could have turned out. But I honestly thoroughly enjoyed it. Oh yeah, there were times when I looked at Scott and thought, did you really just say...
"as he brought the hot coals and burning incense into the holy of holies."
All of which as you could guess are not part of anyone's everyday vocab. You know how some people just through an "o" or an "a" on the end of an english word and expect it to be Spanish. I definitely tried that with avenged - avengedo. Oh I was so close, but so wrong. I'm smiling now just remembering the faces I got from the audience. It's VENGAR or VENDICAR, in case you're wondering.
Luckily the people of Lautaro were very kind and paciente and we only had a few of these awkward "I have no idea" moments.
Overall I learned a lot and I'm really looking forward to doing it again. It's cool to find new ways to reach out and serve the people of Chile. I could definitely do this as a profession some time in the future.
The family that hosted me in Lautaro.
Funny side note, I don't know who the woman on the left is, she just happened to be eating breakfast with us...what could I say, "Um, mam I don't know you..."
By the way Insitute or Instituto was what I was translating. It basically consists of Seminary Professors usually from the States coming down to teach a jam packed intensive week. It's been an amazing way that our organization can (1) disciple the members of our churches, (2) connect with other churches, because churches always love working together :) and (3) bring in those who are interested in the Bible but don't have a relationship with Christ.
Thanks again for all of you that prayed for me during this experience!