Today was a day of blessing. My sister bore
her first child today, a strong boy. Tomorrow the Fathers will
christen him. I hope they will give him
a strong name. Father says that I am making much progress in my
studies of Spanish and God. I am proud that I can learn so quickly.
Many people here are not happy, my best friend intends to run away
tomorrow and join the revolt in San Diego. He will take a girl with
him. I do not know her name. I only wish they could be happy here.
Father says that some people just close their minds to God, and
then He cannot help them. There is much to be thankful for here. We
now have water to spare, the crops are doing well and the number of
oxen has almost doubled. I will urge my friend to re-think his plan
while we work in the fields tomorrow.