Sunday, April 19, 2009

Missionary Trivia

Too much time has passed since my last post, for which I offer my most humble appologies. We have not fallen off the face of the earth. In fact, God met with us today in our service in Paraiso. There was a good crowd, Pastor Rolando gave a good message, and there was a good spirit in the service.

I have a quick trivia question for you. As a missionary, is my time better spent preaching, teaching, painting, sleeping, or building relationships? Hmmmm................

I have no idea how you might rank my options in order of importance, but I believe that one of the most important responsibilities of a missionary (and of a Christian I might add, but I won't get on my soap box) is to build relationships. We recently had a chance to do that with Rolando, Carmen, and their four boys when we invited them to our house for pizza. After eating, we all enjoyed a nice time at a local park.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The National Theator

When my family used to live down here, we would go to the National Theater every once and a while to listen to the National Symphonic Orchestra. From that, I developed an appreciation for classical music. Now I know that there are some of you who would rather read through a phone book than to listen to classical, but that is ok. Anyway, a couple of Fridays ago we all went to a concert. Tickets only cost about $5.50 a person; you can't beat that. The National Theater is beautiful; I have never been in a more beautiful building. I can't share the music with you, but I can share some pictures. Unfortunately, pictures taken in the semi-darkness do not come close to doing justice, but they will at least give you an idea of its beauty.

So, what do you think?

"Flowers for Mommy" by Devin

Mommy has been pretty sick the last couple of days with a respiratory infection and bronchial spasms, so Daddy took me on a walk yesterday and we picked these flowers for mommy. I know that they aren't super fancy, but she really liked them. Daddy had bought mommy some flowers too; they almost match mine. Please pray for Mommy. She has had a lot of problems off and on with her breathing ever since we moved her. The doctor has her on medicine now, so hopefully that will help.