Remember that post I wrote about love being a universal language? That proved true tonight as I sat in on a Creole prayer and worship service. I did not know many words at all and for most of the time, I just prayed to myself. I was confused for a while, but I picked up on the love of Jesus Christ. I began to catch words and phrases in songs such as “I need you, Lord,” and “Jesus, I love you.” I followed along in my Bible as the worship leaders read in Creole and was very pleased with the selected passages. John 14:14 was one of them and it was very easy to translate for myself. I hummed the songs along in English in my head and tried to piece together parts that I knew. I understood more tonight than I have in the past couple of days.
Determination is also a universal language. Betty, my roommate and I, are both working very hard to learn a language. Her, English, and myself, French and Creole. Although it is not easy, we work together and help each other every day to learn and to know. We are getting better each day. I am very grateful for this arrangement and for making a friend. It is nice to have somebody to talk to all the time. We are getting close whether it was forced or not. Forced is a strong word, so let’s go with prepared.
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