Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
While yet some countries in the Southern Hemispheres such as
Click this link to find out the date for your country!
The link above also makes for a phenomenal study as to the history and reasoning behind time changes. This is the type of class Adrian would have loved. I miss him. I love you Buddy!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
(Update Nov 1st, Thanks for all your prayers and notes that were sent. It was a big encouragement to our home and those who had the fevers. The three people in our home that had Dengue are healed. TTL!)
Two members of our home have had Dengue Fever in the past two weeks and a third contracted it today.
I am not talking about the music group Dengue Fever which is described as “being in the vanguard of an emerging global pop sensibility, making music that's both familiar, yet eerily unique.”
I am talking about the mosquito transmitted disease. I won’t go into all the details of the disease (click this link for info on it) but I will say that it is very debilitating to have recurring fevers accompanied by headaches, joint and bone pains for any length of time, which for Dengue is about 1-2 weeks.
To see if you live in a Dengue area click this link.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Looking back over the past couple years I have got into thinking that I have really suffered and gone through a lot.
But after reading her testimony and the things she went through to just be able to witness and show the Lords love to those around her and the subsequent persecutions because of it, I have realized I really haven’t gone through anything at all.
Maybe one day should the Lord see fit to use me in that way I pray that I can be counted worthy and ready for such an honor.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I will not say that these kinds of buses do not exist, but I personally have never been on one in all my years here. To me traveling on a Mexican bus line means class and comfort that equaled to traveling in most airlines. They do have different classes’ equivalent to flying coach, business or first class. All have entertainment (movies) and depending on the class you choose they even have drinks and meals. And it is relatively inexpensive, making traveling in
So today I will be making my way home on such a bus line. My trip will be 5 ½ hours long, not bad at all, so I will be traveling “coach.” You can see by this pic of the bus that it is actually quite nice.
Huge thanks to the home in DF that put me up for my time there. They are one of the best homes I have ever seen. Every single member of that home is a good friend of mine. I love you guys so much and was so glad of the Lord’s blessing in having me be able to stay with you guys. It truly is an honor to be counted as your friend.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
My long time friend, Cel, came over yesterday to pick me up to show me her new home. (Click here for pics) It was a good time of seeing a lot of old friends and meeting a few new ones.
Every once in a while you meet someone and they just really stick out to you. They are friendly, personal and really make you fell at home, welcomed and at ease from the moment you are introduced. Well I met Michael and Joy yesterday and that’s how it was.
They celebrated their 28th anniversary yesterday, and very benevolently invited Cel and I to join them for tacos. We all had a good time. Thanks so much Michael and Joy!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I would like to thank my home and each of its members for helping to make the kids visit possible and fun.
Joy, thank you so much for all your help with
Hana, thanks for all the Word input
Nano, thanks so much for your sweet care of Jade. Faithfully taking her on walks and seeing to her needs. She loves you a lot and I know she'll miss you.
Melissa, thanks for going with me on the initial trip to bring them down and all the little things along the way that helped make the kids stay enjoyable.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
We went to the zoo today, much better then the one in Veracruz. We didn’t stay all that long as it was so crowded. I mean who wants to fight these kinds of throngs.
But we did have a lot of fun.
I won’t bore you with wordy depictions of our day so just check the pics and video clips below. Hope you enjoy!
Friday, October 13, 2006
The upside of this trip is that it was completely unexpected, another touch of the Lords love to me. I will have a few days there in which time I will be able to see a lot of my close friends. I will be updating and hopefully posting pics from along the way.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Gabe is Company 1
Married couple 1 is Company 2a and 2b
Married couple 2 is Company 3a and 3b
Single is Company 4
Okay so in my dream Company2b came to Company1 to keep my company because she was bored. That was because Company3a was keeping company with Company 4 thus leaving Company3b without company. So seeing the situation of Company3b, Company2a came to be her company, leaving no company for Company2b.
Does anyone else need company?
Monday, October 09, 2006
Not a whole lot of animals, mostly just ones native to
Then way in the back I found the big cats, 4 lions and a Siberian tiger. Now that is a majestic animal. Besides them being huge with a beautiful coat it had the most amazing crystal blue eyes. This particular tiger was resting right near the front of the cage, close enough that I could’ve reached out and patted him on the head. I never realized just how big these cats really are.
We then had tacos there at the zoo for lunch. Over all, it was a great day!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
After reading the first paragraph, which I am including below, I asked myself if this is something I really wanted
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'
For the rest of the poem click this link!
Friday, October 06, 2006
We've been through a lot together these past four years I have known you and we're still here getting stronger in faith and friendship. To think we have never even lived together, who knows may be one day we will. Stay strong, keep the faith and come for a visit. Cheers! I am restocking my bar, first bottle is from Brazil, I need some help man so hurry on over. Have a great year!
Okay so we all know the Czechs are beautiful people. I mean they did turn out the Miss World for 2006. But even so, I am blessed to personally know some of the Family’s Czech beauty’s which I believe even make Miss World look like a fake. The Pic above proves that!
So with this post I present to you, Kathy a very good Czech friend of mine. She has started a blog, please “Czech It Out!”
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Hana made a wheel and put everyone’s name on it with a smaller wheel in the middle also with everyone’s name; you turn the smaller wheel each week to determine who your unity partner will be. Then you spend the evening doing something with that person to get to know each other better.
Last night my partner and I set out on our boat dock listening to the surf, the air in the coconut trees and had a good time just talking about all kinds of things.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
At least it’s fairly easy to distract small children with promises of returning another day as well as doing something fun today.
Off we went to the port downtown to see the freighters and the turtle pond outside the
Next on the list to stop the fresh flow of tears…ice cream, which always works. Off we went to have lunch and ice cream at Burger King. It was the first time we ate out since the kids have been here. They played there for about two hours before we headed home. The rest of the day was pretty relaxing at home with naps, art projects and things around the house.
Tonight for parent time I took the kids out after dinner to get some juice and nuts. We had the snack on the beach. They loved the little picnic in the dark. The moon was bright with it's light reflecting on the water so after the snack we walked along the waters edge running from the waves for about an hour. We had so much fun.