There are always a lot of churches to visit each with their own design
It was really interesting to look down on all the
neighborhoods that we passed over on the cable cars and to try to
create stories of what was happening with the scenes we could see. It's
funny to think that the different people in the scenes don't realize
how close other people are and what they are doing.
It was a great view from the cable cars of all the life living down
You can tell a whole set of stories by looking at all that is going on
in the picture!
If you look closely, you can see all the stairs that are going up the
all my friends at Fairplay, I know that the 8th grade dance is coming
up and I am sending all my good thoughts your way for a great success!
I hope the year has gone well and that every day is a great day at
Fairplay! (I can still hear Mr. Beaver saying that each morning on the
announcements) You would be amazed at how nice it is to actually have
announcements and to at least have an idea of what is going on instead
of everything five minutes before the actual event!
is your local Home Depot home delivery service! Horses and carts
are popular for hauling all kinds of building products.
horse and carts are probably the biggest element that reminds you that
you are in another country where things are done a little differently.
Steve and I paid dearly,about $14.00 a visit, for the opportunity to
eat at a Burger King and McDonald's in Medellin, but it was worth it
for a burger that actually tasted like hamburger to us! We don't have
any of those restaurants where we live and sometimes you just want a
taste that you recognize. Now we are back to sandwiches and cheap
Off the side of the El Penol, the view is very tranquil and you can
the similar red Georgia dirt here!
countryside was a really nice drive as we took a trip through the
little towns and hamlets and saw all kinds of vegetables growing on
every hillside. It was a change from the coffee and bananas of Armenia
to cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, apples, etc. My biggest frustration
is that the introduction of Coke Zero here has meant that Diet Coke
seems to be being fazzed out as they are the "same thing" in the minds
of many. I have never liked the taste of Coke and drink the diet for
the taste as well as the calories. It seems like so little to ask in a
place where I look forward to traveling for a hamburger!
I thought it was funny all the cans of shoe polish that this shoeshine
guy had at his stand!
little used car seems to be holding together without any recent
problems. I had to take the spare tire to get fixed, again, and the
mechanic wanted to make sure it was just the spare because I don't
think he had a lot of confidence in it. Now take into account that it
only cost me $1.25 to get it fixed but it will probably do the job.
Luckily buses run everywhere here so you can always find a way back
from wherever you might be and bring someone back to fix your problem.
Our back hatch has also locked shut and won't open, which is still
better than the opposite, open and won't lock! It's the little
challenges that keep our minds alert.
pray that everyone has a good month and continues to search for God's
will in their lives, to be able to be all they can for Him in His time
and plan. I was reading a verse, Psalm 33:10, which reminded me that I
am not in control no matter what I think or try to do! The upside being
God knows better than I and always has my best interest at heart.
Looking down the stairs about halfway down the walkway, you can kindof
get the perspective of all the stairs
"The Lord foils the plans of the
nations; he thwarts the purpose of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his
heart through all generations."