So we’ve been here for a while now and if you’re wondering what life is like, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve both started doing a bit of ‘work’ outside of just ‘living.’ Yes, the first while just ‘living’ in a new country is ALL consuming.
Gary is working at Talita Cumi doing maintenance and being a great Tio to the kidlets there. He loves fixing different things around the home and is gearing up for the kid’s summer holidays in a couple weeks. I want to video Gary working with 20+ kids around him. This could be humorous.
I have started on a couple different projects, mostly from the house. I’m working on a promotional video for Talita Cumi (children’s home) and one for Ruth & Noemi (transitional house) along with a bit other admin stuff.
We had a chance to go to the country this last weekend and we loved it!! It gave us an opportunity to visit the Mennonite area and got my heart pumping with ideas and passion on how we can serve along side the missionaries there.
I’m sure that some of the long term missionaries here are thinking, oh the newbies!! While Gary is content with serving at TC and honing his Spanish. I on the other hand, can’t stop writing down ideas and passions of where I would like to serve. It’s a good thing I have people (like my husband and fellow missionaries) to give me ‘the eye’ of you really want to take on the world, don’t you?!
So at this point we are learning Spanish, getting to know the city, dreaming of opportunities to serve and praying for guidance.
Learning what to do and what not to do.
It’s sort of over whelming for the most part. The tension of language barrier, not knowing your way around, having to ask for guidance on everything and learning a new culture. It’s great, really! 😉
We want to be as up front and personable as possible, so feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you’re waiting to hear on the number of converts from the first month, I guess I’ll be the one to tell you that you won’t find that here. Our motto is, “love on them like Jesus loves on us.” That takes time.
Here are some random pics from the city of Santa Cruz.
Until next time,