PLEASE PRAY THAT THE INTERNET COMPANY GETS IT GOING SOON!! THANKS!
(We were supposed to get internet the morning after we arrived!)
The Lord is helping us! I’m feeling some better. I’m now 12 weeks/3 months along. I still get nauseated, but I’m having more better days than before. And Jesus is giving me more strength to cook the meals, wash up the dishes, etc. I still get lots of naps though too. =)
Here are some pictures of our first full day here in Argentina. As I told you, I stayed in bed a good part of the day, but in the later part of the afternoon Jesus gave me the strength to get up and get cleaned up. We walked to a nearby local restaurant for supper and then walked a few more blocks and went grocery shopping. Pizza and baked empanadas are very popular here, and so yummy. We are trying to eat lots of fresh veggies and do lots of exercise to help baby and I with my sugar problem.
PLEASE NOTE: The bottled water comes in those green glass bottles here! It is NOT wine!
Here’s a couple pics from our first Sunday here. Mary is wearing here new little cute white dress that Bro. Rigo and Sis. Ilce from Cartagena, Colombia bought her and sent back with Phillip in October.
And here we are waiting in the rain for the bus to take us to church. We walk about 5 blocks, wait for a bus, ride the bus for about 45 mins., get off walk another few blocks and we arrive at church. =) The neat thing is that the Chinese church eats their Sunday meal together each Sunday. So, we get to eat before we do the whole process all over again to go back home. =D Aren’t we blessed to get to eat authentic Chinese food every Sunday. Lots of veggies, rice, and little meat.
Here’s some pics of our back yard. As you can see there is a large pool in our backyard. But…don’t get green with envy…for we don’t swim in it…’cause it was turned into a fish pond some time back. =) But it makes for a pretty back yard. Like I said, it’s like a garden back there; Lots of exotic and pretty flowers. (And yes…I DO worry about our little ones falling into the pool…but we have a STRICT rule that our little ones CANNOT go outside with out a bigger person. And your prayers are appreciated!)
Thankfully they have a garage and the balcony to play on that is away from the pool. The balcony is where the 3 are standing looking over the railing, and it’s the same balcony where they are standing where our clothes are hanging to dry.
Uncle Charlie showed us that the huge Plata River (which is like an ocean) is only 17 blocks walking distance from our house.
So on Tuesday we hand washed our clothes and hung them on the line to dry, and then that evening we walked those 17 blocks (ONE WAY…that meant we had to walk those same 17 blocks BACK HOME!!! =) and took our kids to the Plata River, let them play in the park, and bought 3 ice cream cones to share, then walked that long distance back home again. I felt like I had had enough exercise for a month. =)
The next morning, on Wednesday…just a week after leaving our house in Cincinnati, Kimberly, Sarah, and Noah began school work again. Jesus is helping them and they are working hard to get LOTS of schoolwork done in these few months.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!
Please keep praying that God will guide us to the contacts He wants us to touch here…and that we’ll get internet soon!!!