Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Back to Random bulletpoint posts...


Nothing dramatic to say or talk about, but I know it has been awhile since I posted... therefore, we are back to bulletpoints...
  • We are happy to be back from Costa Rica.  We had to attend a regional training for latin america missionaries for a week.  Don't get me wrong - Costa Rica has some beautiful places and isn't exactly "roughing it", but we were in meetings most of the time and WE JUST LEFT COSTA RICA after living there for 10 months, so it wasn't so exciting for us.  We did enjoy having time with the other missionaries and with Judy and Ginger and the other Texas girls who came to support the MKs.  But it is sure good to be home in Peru...
  • While we were gone, the Chilca church voted out their pastor and have started closing the doors to "outsiders" (anyone who wasn't born in the church, basically).  They are trying to get rid of the Compassion Kids program and are kicking out all of the leadership.  They don't like the Disciple programs because they don't like the education of the people and how it causes them to question the current teachings (education is empowerment and causes the leadership to lose control).  So we are sad to lose this church and the relationship we had there... maybe in time, they will ease up and we can get back in...
  • Yesterday, we took Maria's kids and got them enrolled and paid for in school.  While we were there, the director (Javier) was eager to talk - he had been looking for me while we were in Costa Rica.  He needed a teacher for summer school math (go figure) and I just happened to show up yesterday.  Long story short, I start teaching summer school math tomorrow to 2nd-3rd graders.  So now I'm on a mad hunt for materials and lessons in Spanish... I'm not new to teaching math, just new to math vocabulary in Spanish!
  • Today is Miles' 18th birthday!  Happy Birthday, Miles.
  • Ryan starts back to school today - Texas A&M Kingsville.  Two challenges this semester - Chemistry 2 and Genetics.  Good Luck, Ryan... hit the ground running!
  • Glad to be back in Peru... did I already say that?  Missed the food here - good fruits and vegetables at every meal, very little fat/oil, awesome flavors!  AND the ground doesn't decide to heave and break apart like it did in Costa Rica!  We experienced a 6.1 earthquake in San Jose, Costa Rica on our last day... so lucky it wasn't the day before when we were directly at the epicenter on a trip to the Varablanca area (La Paz Waterfalls).  The La Paz area is in bad shape.  Not something I really want to experience again.  Did I mention that Huancayo is awesome!?
  • Looking for an online class in Public Heath and Nutrition in Developing Countries... anybody have any ideas???
Okay, enough of an update?  Sorry not too exciting, but that's life right now... just plugging along. 

3 comments:

JAM said...

Never under estimate how excited we are just to read about your daily lives! We are still in awe that you are doing this and it still brings tears to my eyes when I read your blog!! Everytime you post, I see new, specific ways to pray for you!m

Jon and Lia Herrin said...

Hey Guys...
Great to meet you in Costa Rica. And, like you, I was certainly glad to get back home! No place like home, eh? Hope the maths classes go well.
Remember, open door here in Monterrey for when you want to come visit. Until...

g the therapist said...

Had fun with y'all in Costa Rica too! Rumor has it that the next conference in is your neck of the woods?! Let me know if you need some help with the MKs :)

It was SUCH a blessing to see y'all - love to you!