Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"SPANISH WITH A MISSION"

Different times, on my blogs as I have done elsewhere in my life, I have shared "teachings" of Spanish/English through songs and Bible verses, because I believe that these are good ways to reinforce or teach languages through God's Word. I recently became interested in "writing" a mini-book for missionaries going to Spanish speaking countries or even here at home in USA to bridge the gap with others through language rather than building walls between nations and people. I guess that in many ways, this is a mission, too. I believe God wants unity not division. 

While I have taught Spanish and English both here and in Mexico, and a bit here and there in blog land ... and with my recent interest in taking a short-term trip to El Salvador ... once again, this was stirred but I firmly think that people should not re-invent the wheel of what's been done well. I found a website that accompanies a wonderful book, that is set up the way that I had planned and done my lessons often. So, once again, what was in my head and a never completed project, has been done by someone else and I'm doing this blog post just to share this site (and their book also) - however I still believe that those going on short term missions require a more simple approach for quick expressions rather than a comprehensive learning of the language (grammar and all) so I may try out some of my ideas here ... that are in my head ... to share with anyone that may GO and share the Gospel of Christ with anyone who speaks Spanish.

Meanwhile ... please check out this site and their book:
(and get an idea of what my book would have contained)

"SPANISH WITH A MISSION"


SONGS

Audio lessons from their textbook are included and good practice
on their textbook page linked

They also have Bible Stories and Devotional is Spanish here


I hope this serves as an aide to anyone searching to learn Spanish.


I would never have thought that someone else would produce what was in my head and in my notebooks on paper into a real textbook yet I'm glad they that did. I have looked at the sample of the book and checked out their site, which seems to follow my approach and so I would recommend for a serious learner and more than likely meant more for those actually going and living a bit longer than short-term, but it never hurts to expand our horizons and ability to communicate with others. The lessons seem to be set-up as I would, based around a Bible verse and ending with song, with the language lesson sandwiched in-between and done very well. It may be a bit expensive for some, but not as much as a language school or classes/school. Immersion in another language is a good way to learn, but surrounding yourself with music and God's Word and people is the most fulfilling way to grow.~Peggy {the book and this website do not even know me or that I am endorsing their book nor have I even received a copy yet, I just want to be helpful and resourceful for anyone reaching out to others that speak and understand Spanish more than English (or vice-a-versa).

Monday, May 1, 2017

MONTHLY AWARENESS LINKS

A few years ago(2015), I had set these up for every month, but by May that year, I had fallen short and stopped posting "Monthly Awareness" posts. hopefully so I won't miss them (too late) ... and I remain AWARE of each one that concerns me personally and should for the rest as well. If I become aware of more I will try to add them here. 



MAY AWARENESS MONTH for

Click on each one for more info


Of course, we need to start out with MAY DAY (click on the day to learn about this, if you don't know about it)  MAY 1st (every year)

Important days for me:

May 4
National Day of Prayer (usually observed on the first Thurs. in May)

May 5 

May 6 (there's also an entire week for these)




Days (specific ones)

May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day

May 20, 2017
May 25, 2017
May 31, 2017
Week (by the week)
May 1 –7, 2017
Screen-Free Week - unplug from digital entertainment
May 7 –13, 2017
May 14 –20, 2017
May 14 – 20, 2017
Month (for the month)
May 1 – May 31, 2017
Family Support Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Military Appreciation Month
National Foster Care Month
National Maternal Depression Awareness Month
National Mobility Awareness Month
Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Self-Discovery Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

This wonderful site has many more listed (interesting and entertaining ones that may surprise you). I'm working on linking the ones names above and that's plenty for me for now. So it's much better to not reinvent the wheel and I hope you will check out this site linked.
I'm not guaranteeing that I will be able to keep this up, but I will try once again. According to the above WEEKS, I'm suppose to be offline this week and I will try, especially Thurs. and Fri. (my regular day set aside offline).

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We were ALL made for a mission...God has a unique purpose & plan for everyone.
ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every Day...it's a lifetime experience!
This is where we share MISSIONS that have been placed on our hearts or in our lives. For God has given each of us a purpose & a unique plan to fulfill.
If you are new to Mission4Monday, please click here for more info.
A very special thanks to those of you (you know WHO you are) that faithfully have posted a MISSION4MONDAY whether you remember to link or not I appreciate it and if you are a regular and I notice, I have been linking you to the LINKY!
You are welcome ALWAYS to leave in the current comments a link to anything you share MISSION wise.
Thank you for placing M4M button on your posts, I so appreciate it! YOU each have presented FABULOUS ideas weekly!
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Micey also has been to Haiti and shared. Please pray for Micey. Once again she has returned to help in Haiti!
Lots going on over here at a mission field at home in the USA. PRAISE GOD & continue to pour out blessings on Auto Mission & Sherry w/Cowboy.
Nancie was a participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar of a worldwide health mission.
New blogger that shares MISSIONS at times:
Here's a current post she shared.
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Choose one or all or any & you will be blessed!
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I also have another MISSION: to PRAY, so you can visit our team blog, THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER over here
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Mission 4 Monday sadly ended last year as a meme, but I continue to share here and I know others also share various MISSIONS, especially the people above. Check them out!!! Encourage and perhaps join us.
Since my life is a MISSION, I share whenever I can. There are many of you, who do community involvement/church events, volunteer opportunities or know missionaries that you could share to motivate others. Motherhood and Homeschooling are MISSIONS and callings!!!
Each of these are MISSIONS and important to encourage others.
If you are doing something or share someone's MISSION on your blog, please leave your info in the comments anytime! Hopefully others will notice & come visit. THANKS!