Monday, June 29, 2009

Perfect Pooch

My mother-in-law has mentioned a time or two that she would maybe enjoy having a small dog around the house. I found the perfect match for her!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Culture Day

Happy Father's Day two days late to all you dads. We had a good Sunday at our main church in Paraiso. There were around 50 in attendence, which is the highest that I have seen since we have been here. Pastor Rolando and his wife Carmen have been working with a number of different new families through the ministry of counseling. They have found that to be an open door which is really yielding fruit.

Last Friday I had to go to immigration while Missy got to go to a special culture day at the language school. The theme was a typical country fair and they had a lot of really neat activities. I wish that I could have been there, but then again what can be more fun than going to immigration.

Missy tried her hand at fishing. If we ever fall too far behind in support I'm sure that she could provide for us by opening a seafood store.

Teachers' faces make pretty good targets for darts.

Our Wonderful Academic Director

They even had cotton candy!

Missy threw three of her ping-pong balls through the clown's mouth and won a candy bar.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Sunday at Paraiso

Pastor Rolando with a Visitor

Our Future

A Redecorated Church

A Streetfull of Church Members Going Home

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ear Infection and Big Blue

Well, our little man came down with an ear infection on Wednesday. It is the second one that he has had since moving down here, and he never had one before that. Hopefully we are not developing some sort of trend! Missy and I took turns staying home from school with him on Thursday and Friday. He seems to be doing better now, but we are still not sure that he is over it. The one positive thing about his sickness is that I have a good excuse for not posting sooner (I think).

I'm not sure how much of the time the devil is directly involved in a missionary getting sick, but a ministry can really be affected by illnesses. A good way to pray for missionaries it that God will keep them healthy.

I could post a couple of picture of a sick boy, but that would be sorta depressing. So I'm going to post "before and after" pictures of bath time instead.

Before Big Blue (Kitchen Sink, Not Fun, Very Messy)

After Big Blue (Shower, MUCH Better)