Mar 31, 2009
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Mar 26, 2009
- Letters and puffy envelopes are best as boxes tend to invite the curious minds to pry inside.
- It is very expensive to ship boxes to La Ceiba so make sure you ask your post master how much it is going to cost before you start filling up a box...most of them are charged by the pound.
- If you do want to send something that won't fit in a big envelops I recommend using Rapid Cargo, is very reliable and inexpensive. It is a Honduran run company that charges ~1.25 per pound to ship. They service the South East USA. If you are interested let me know and I will send you their phone number and other shipping information.
- Please do NOT send cash, if you want to send a donation please go though Go Global or send the check to my mom and she will deposit it into my bank account. (Just shoot me an email and I will hook you up with the address.)
- How long will it take to arrive? --> Letters: about 2 weeks, Boxes: 6-8 weeks.
- Why do boxes take so long? --> The US Post Office waits until the ocean liner bound for Honduras is full so sometimes it takes a very long time to receive a package.
- How will I know if it ever got there? --> I will be sure to send you an email letting you know it arrived safely! (If you have sent something in the past and haven't received an email, it means that I haven't received it yet.)
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Well...maybe I had gotten too attached to looking at my cluster map. I really did love seeing where all of you live and seeing new people stumble onto the blog.
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
What an incredible honor! Today I got to be a part of handing out the Operation Chrismas Child boxes from Samaritan's Purse. This is the second time I have had the opportunity to be a part of this (the first was last year in Swaziland) and I don't think this will ever get old.
Mar 17, 2009
We are making progress daily on the dorm. The guys are almost done putting the stucco on the outside of the building...and that means it is almost ready for ... you guessed it...painting! haha
Mar 16, 2009
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Mar 15, 2009
We rode the chicken bus down with the Canadians and made sure they made it to church on time. And now Clair and I have a belly full of Dunkin Donuts (don´t hate...they are such a treat) and I am sipping on a capiccino! Ahhh....
It ia a beautiful day in La Ceiba and we are going to meet up with the Canadians after we hit up the grocery store and ride back up with them on the bus.
Thanks to all of you who have been pulling for us in prayer! I know that God gave us some extra grace this week. There were things that almost slipped through the cracks but God helped us on such a practicle level this week. He really held things together for us while we were running around like crazy people.
I wouldn´t trade this past week for anything!
Last night we all watched Craig Grochell`s One Prayer Message...Make Us One. I absoluetly love that message and I wanted the Canadians to really see just how important unity in the church is and what a special thing we have here in la cuenca with 4 different ministries working hand in hand. I hope and pray that the Holy Spirit moves in their lives and that they leave here changed!
Mar 14, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
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Mar 10, 2009
You know how weird it sounds when you hear yourself on the answering machine? Well now just imagine hearing yourself on the answering machine while speaking a different language! Double weird!
Here is a video of me "teaching" (I use that word loosely) a class on hand washing for a school in Uracco. This village is about 20km farther up the mountain from Rio Viejo. We are implementing programs to reach our goal of visiting all of the 31 schools in the area 3 times a year to keep the children covered by antiparasitic medications.
We took the Canadians to this school and had them teach part of the program! It was really cool to watch them play Simon Says (Simon Dice) in Spanish and yell out all the names of body parts for the game.
Now if you do speak Spanish you will probably laugh out loud when you hear me...because I use the right words but they are in the wrong form and in the wrong order all the time. My friends here love to hear me speak Spanish because I am all in all the time but I am also all wrong all the time. haha
Mar 9, 2009
Mar 8, 2009
A friend of mine here in Honduras (the mother of my favorite twins) is an excellent seamstress. She has a great talent, and I thought...what a great opportunity to share Honduras with the people at home! So Brenda and I got together and designed some messenger bags and purses. Each one is handmade by Brenda and they are all made from different kinds of fabric and buttons...no two are exactly alike. I pick out the colors and purchase all of the materials in La Ceiba and then Brenda works off of a basic design adding her special touches and style.
Mar 6, 2009
Mar 4, 2009
- Is it really in a bag? (yes, it is really in a bag)
- Can we eat the ice? (yes)
- How much longer are we going to walk around? (I don't know)
- Do you have any sunscreen? (nope...try to stay in the shade)
- Where is the shade? (haha)
- Is it always this hot? (it's only 78 degrees)
Those are the only words I know to that song...and I think I am actually singing them to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree" and I am sure that can't be right. Today is the 3rd day of the next 8 weeks of my life...and I have to say that every day is better than the last. It really is true that our best days are ahead of us.