Saturday, May 31, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
We were able to get another group photo of all the babies, aren't they adorable?! I wish you could have seen the crowd gathered around plus the antics of the babies. Juan Daniel had big crocodile tears. Silas discovered Rebeca's dress and flipped it up. And Steven was trying to get something on the pew beside him.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Please be praying as we prepare to sell, or turn in, whatever the process may be, our bonds that were the guarentee for the container. The paper we needed, or think we need (long story) is ready to be turned in to Eduana. Scott will need to call upon our contact that helped him buy them in the first place. Since the bonds are in US dollars, we're hoping that the dollar will jump significantly before we sell/turn them in and we'll actually make a little profit instead of a loss.
For the past 3 days each time we turned the engine over in the van we heard a significant crunching sound. Scott was trouble shooting it in his mind and hoped we wouldn't have trouble on today's trip to MV, especially since he spent yesterday afternoon replacing the radiator. When we pulled into the parking garage at Immigration the van would not turn back on. So when we left we had to be pushed out of the garage and down the hill to pop the clutch. Thankfully another missionary family, the Parnells, in Montevideo allowed us to use their driveway and also played taxi so Scott could repair the starter. Which just turned out to be a missing bolt. We are thankful this happened in the capitol as it provided us with the ease of finding the right parts with little wait.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The "castle" home of the founder of Piriapolis a city here in Uruguay. The founder divided and sold lots of his property to build his namesake city. The largest rodent in the world a carpincho is native to Uruguay.
At the hand in the sand in Punta del Este - that's everyone but me, I'm taking the picture.
Brandon scaled the pinky finger and tried to get up the others. I laughed so hard as he attempted the climb moving back and forth between the two. He almost made it. I love the sunset in the background.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Going down the slide with daddy. This was after Scott and I "raced" down the slide and let's just say we both ate dust. He beat me but I flew off the end of the slide and did a modified army roll that looked more like I hit a clear wall. Ouch. By the way, all the slides here are wood.
I'm still adjusting to sacred music in Spanish. Sometimes the songs are prettier in this new language of mine. Yet other times, nothing but English can compare. At any rate we enjoyed having the "Argentina team" from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Wisconson ministering in the church here through music. We got a call about 3 weeks ago from a missionary friend in Argentina asking if we'd like to have this team over for a couple days.
The brass group was amazing! Each of the singing groups was a tremendous blessing. They worked hard at learning every song in Spanish, I should say Castellano, which was a particular blessing to the Uruguayans. The one on one instrumental and choral clinic was a tremendous help.
It was fun to host 4 young women - Emily, Tiffany, Laura and Lori. Emily comes from a family of 9 children so she handled the bustle rather well. Tiffany is the grand daughter Ron and Loraine Breil, friends of ours from our home church. (Loraine, we are praying for a full recovery from your recent heart attack!) And Laura and Lori were neat to get to know.
After we distributed invitations and a church flyer, we took the team out to Los Tres Botones, that farm we take everyone, and they had a great time. They got to enjoy the terrific Uruguayan food, horseback riding, soccer and more.
Last night's service was a particular blessing to us after we saw, Richard. Scott first met Richard when he came by our house selling potting soil. He has been back at least a dozen times to sell other things and also to talk. He's the guy who makes things from the palm leaves that I blogged about a couple months ago. He is a believer and also worked with sail teams in yacht clubs so he and Scott have much in common. After the service he said he could hear the difference in the music and thought it to be such a blessing that he plans to begin coming to the church regularly.
Richard was one of ten visitors last night. Please continue to pray for our language teacher, Cecilia, we have invited her to church dozens of times and though she says she will come she has not.
Well, I have a house to clean, laundry to wash, a church directory to design, and a kindergardener to gieve a test to. I'll try to post more vacation pictures as well as those from this special music meetings.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
All the kids at the top.
The shoreline that the lighthouse rests on.
Not a lot of style, but he packed a mean punch.
They also had a big play area with video games and air hockey. Scott took the younger kids over there while I bowled with the big kids. Then I spotted the cotton candy machine. Believe me it was as yummy as it looks.