Hilliker Report October 2018

Hilliker Letter October 2018

Greetings from Guanajuato,


We hope this letter finds you well! Learning Spanish can be fun, yet challenging. We thought we would share a few nuggets from our learning for your fun, too! 


There are many words that sound very similar in Spanish and English, and in fact mean the same thing. These are called cognates. Some examples are words such as actor (actor), culture (cultura), and opinion (opinión). Easy, right? Until you start making cognates of words that have a totally different meaning. For example, arm is not arma, that means gun, deception is not decepción, that means disappointment, and sin is not sin, in Spanish it means without. Big differences! It’s been fun to laugh at our rookie mistakes.


We’re so grateful for grace and patience from our instructors and friends. We are grateful for each one of you as well! Thank you for your continued prayers.


Wayne and Erin

Mexican Medical Ministries

Hilliker Report September 2018

Hilliker Letter September 2018

Hello from the Hillikers,


It’s hard to believe we’ve already been in Guanajuato for three weeks! We have just completed our second week of language school, and it looks like we will continue with our current school, Colegio Adelita, for the next 12 weeks. We have been learning a lot and improving our language skills little by little each day. 


When we arrived, we were curious about the origin of the name of our new home. Guanajuato’s name is actually derived from a Purépecha indian word which means the mountainous place of frogs. We haven’t figured out exactly which of the mountains around us resemble frogs, but it makes for a good basis for an adventure!


Thank you for praying with us and for us. We continue to trust God as He directs our steps.


Wayne and Erin

Mexican Medical Ministries