From the May 2019 magazine.

Side by side

Week after week they read two different Big Books to find the words that changed both their lives

I thought I already knew how to be a good sponsor. Then I met Maria. I had guided other women through the Steps before, but God called me to a new kind of sponsorship experience when he brought us together.

Leading up to the day I met the woman with whom I would study the Big Book bilingually, I had used a few phrases of my rusty, classroom Spanish with a friend from my meeting. He and I would greet each other in Spanish and exchange simple small talk, but I was less comfortable with the language than I let on.

-- Lily B.

Costa Mesa, California

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