I need to begin by apologizing to our gas man. It was not his skills (or the lack of) that was the culprit in the gas leaks, but a faulty gas line. So we went through another 100 lb gas tank and we are now on Al Gores most wanted list for air pollution (second on the list to himself).
We are still waiting for the internet to be installed…. They are suppose to come tomorrow (you know how that goes). Along with waiting for the internet people to come, we are also waiting for someone from the electric company to come and check our meter as our first electric bill was more than our mortgage payment in
. So no more air conditioner in our house and all the clothes will be hung on the line. Please don’t let this keep you from planning to visit. Kim knows I will allow the air conditioner to be turned on and dryer to be used if we have company, so she is even more eager for visitors. America
We had a great visit with our fellow Americans. It was like Christmas….jars of peanut butter, sunscreen, tools, craft supplies, clothes and much more. Thanks to all who chipped in to bring us such joy! A special thanks to
John Bentley for making shelves for our pantry, kitchen and closets. It’s so nice to have some place to put our clothes other than the dog kennels.
I preached my first sermon in
a couple weeks ago. My Spanish is now on a 2 year old level so I had to use a translator. If you have never preached with a translator before, it’s quite an experience. You can only say a sentence or two at a time. As it was being translated, I would be listening so intently that I would forget I was the one preaching or I would lose my train of thought. It was enjoyable Sunday and we look forward to many more. Nicaragua
We have been blessed to meet many new people. Many of our neighbors have children that attend our school. We enjoy walking through their village and visiting with them. These people have so little, yet will give you what they have. We have been the recipients of mangos, flowers and popsicles. The people here have such big hearts! We have also met four American families who are serving as missionaries here in
. The Cunningham’s have two daughters, a four year old and a one and a half year old. They are working with Food for the Hungry in Chinendega and plan to be here 3 or more years. Jeff and Kristin and their two children will be here a year and are working at El Ayudante. Another family, with four children, moved here permanently and are providing meals for hundreds of people on a weekly basis. Our newest friend has been here about a year an a half and has a vision to start a church, school and housing in her community. God is doing something special in Nicaragua and we are honored to be a part of it. Nicaragua