Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Estamos Aqui en Paraguay

"We are here in Paraguay!"

Thank you so much for praying for our family as we flew here. The flights were long, but uneventful and that is the best way to fly. :)

We do not have internet in our house yet, (probably won't for at least a month) but we are able to check in on our friend's computer.

Appreciate your prayers for our family... please continue to pray as we adjust to our new life.

I will post pictures soon.

We love you all, thank you for being on the team!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Missionary life...

Someone once told us that the life of a Missionary is full of "hi's" and "good-byes."

Although, we haven't been missionaries very long, we certainly can attest to the truth of that statement.

I don't know if it gets any easier, but I can tell you that this part of being a missionary sure hurts.

We have three more days here in Costa Rica and we are saying good-bye to some great friends. It's pretty wild though, in one year we have seen Missionaries leave from here to bring the gospel to the entire Latin American world.

No, it isn't easy saying good-bye, but It has been our privilege to be counted among such amazing people!


Thursday, July 10, 2008


Today, has been labeled the "Day of Pain."

Today, we get our immunizations for Paraguay. Perhaps a wiser family would have spread them out during the course of this year. But, not us! Oh no, certainly, not us

Today, all of us get our shots. Here is the tally: (In ascending order of pain...)
Alison - 2
Caleb - 3
Megan - 3
Andrew - 3
John - 3
Lisa - 5

Did you catch Lisa's tally? She is the queen of Pain!
(It is probably best that we not tell her I called her that) :)

The good news is after the pain, we all go for ice cream!


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Water, water everywhere...

And not a drop to drink!

That is how it has been for the last couple of days. For some reason, we have not had more than 4 hours of running water each day since Wednesday of last week.

The good news is that we do get water for a few hours a day. The down side is we never know when that will be. But, I can assure you, we jump for joy the moment we hear the toilet filling with water.

You know Paul said, "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice." It is easy to rejoice in the good times... when things are going great. But, when things aren't nice... that's usually a different story. But, our little water-crisis has been teaching us to rejoice in these times even.

It's not easy, we would appreciate your prayers that we would be more and more like God wants us to be! Even without water ;)