I took two years of high school Spanish and another 2 semesters immediately in college. Three straight years of learning and I can’t speak it at all. I read a few words and stumble over a couple if I need to, but this helped me very little with my latest technology snafu.
My husband and I currently follow two TV series on Apple+. We don’t have a smart TV or an Apple TV box, so we watch everything through a Roku. This is not the ideal way to stream said platform, I have now been told. It’s very hit or miss whether the shows will stream for us or not. One day it works great, the next we get an error message.
When we get the error message, we pinch hit by pulling out my laptop to cast the show to our television. This worked for a while. Until one day, the airplay was in Spanish! When I stopped the cast to bring it back to my computer – the actors spoke in plain English. I cast it again, and they hablo[ed] en espanol!
I tried looking up every setting I could imagine, but all showed English. We came back to it multiple days before finally calling a support person to help. Two different techs failed to find an answer and asked to give me a call back. I have received, so far, one call to let me know that they still don’t know. But they are working on it.
This puts quite a damper on our ability to finish the two shows. To fully understand – especially the murder mystery – I need to access it in my native language.
Why High School Spanish Matters
As silly as the scenario is, it put me in mind of The Seed Company and the good work they do. According to their website, there are at least 171 million people who lack a single verse of scripture in their heart language.
171 million people who can’t fully understand the good news of Jesus Christ because they can’t read it for themselves.
The Seed Company partners with missionaries and translators around the world to change all that. They currently work with 951 languages. And you can work with them too! Maybe you – like me – barely command one language, much less multiple. But their website makes it so easy to donate to this life giving work. And you can also sign up to be a prayer partner – receiving emailed updates and prayer requests.
I am in no way affiliated with The Seed Company, but admire their work and mission. Look into this exciting and important ministry work and get involved if God so leads!
And now for this week’s featured post from the link up.
1. Share 1 or 2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. (No DIY, crafts, recipes, or inappropriate articles.) All links are randomly sorted.
2. Comment on 1 or 2 other links. Grace & Truth linkup encourages community.
3. Every host features one entry from the previous week. To be featured, include this button or link back here on your post (mandatory to be featured, but not to participate).
We encourage you to follow our hosts on their blogs or social media.
Now Let’s Link Up!
Sharing is caring! If you liked this post, do me the huge honor of using the buttons below to share it to your favorite social media accounts. And if you want to get these essays emailed to you once a week, subscribe! Lastly, my posts may contain affiliate links and I earn from qualifying purchases. If you buy anything from one of these links, I will receive a few pennies to help offset the cost of this website at no additional charge to you. Thank you in advance for your help.
To find some great places where I might be sharing this post, click here.