Friday, April 13, 2012

Smartie Pants

A simple joy in Caracas: Finding Smarties at the grocery store
(well, a no-name version, but close enough!)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I've had one of THOSE weeks. I seem to be on a streak....last week was locked out of my house. Again. My car was in the shop for over two weeks, and today we finally wrestled it away from them (well, that's what it felt like!). And I had 3 days of my cell phone not picking up a signal inside my house. In fact, it wouldn't work until I walked OUTSIDE the front gate. But my car is back, my phone started working again about an hour ago, and I am generally in a much better mood. Tomorrow I'm finishing up the final preparations for some games we are doing at a children's outreach party on Saturday. The kids from my church will be meeting up with kids from a poorer area of the city and they will get to party the afternoon away together. Lots of food to eat, a bouncy castle, games, prizes for everyone, crafts, treat bags, face painting, balloons, a gospel message and the list goes on. I'm fairly certain there will also be a good dose of chaos as 70 kids run around together!! But hopefully new friendships will be made and these kids can do more events together in the future. I will give an update next week! Also, I'm working on my pictures from my trip to's just that it's been one of THOSE weeks. Oh wait, did I just say that? But here is one picture at least....
Machu Picchu....what an amazing sight!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cartanal...and some blog stealing.

About a month ago, the Hiebert family (my teammates) and I visited an Alliance church in Cartanal. They wrote a great blog post about it and posted some pictures, so I thought I'd share it with y'all. And while you're there, poke around and check out their blog!

Click HERE for Hiebert Family adventures!

Monday, April 09, 2012

This is what giving up looks like.

So, this is about as done as this puzzle is going to get. I just can't deal with a couple hundred pieces that are all the same colour. Lord, help me not to live my life like I do my puzzles!!