How do you get the indigenous to show emotions?

Dear Friends and Family,
We had a fabulous outreach in Santiago this past weekend. Santiago is the largest town of indigenous people in Central America, the town is about 40,000 people. A local church was having a special weekend dedicated to learning about missions! Our entire family flew in to preach, give plane rides to the kids that have been attending Sunday School, and put on a children’s program.

When we first arrived they presented our family, Jason preached, and then we loaded up in pick-ups and went out to the grass strip airfield. Jason gave plane rides to 75 children, 17 trips in all. You would never know this people group doesn’t show emotions, they were constantly giggling, jumping up and down, and all talking as fast as they could as they watched the plane take off, fly a loop, and land. After Tressa led the kids in singing action packed songs, playing a memory game to memorize a Bible verse, sharing a lesson on being the light of the world, the Sunday School presented us with a piggy bank of their offering that they had been collecting for a year for missions! This is the first time in the 10 years that we’ve been here that we’ve seen the indigenous teach the idea of missions.

Take Care & God Bless,
Jason & Tressa
PS: This group of people speak a language called Tz’utujil (suetoill). Today Seth told his class he went to Korea as he has Korean classmates and when they speak Korean he doesn’t understand them so he figured the people in Santiago must be speaking Korean!

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