Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Big News Coming!!!

I don't have time to blog about it yet, but we have a big announcement coming. A few of you already know, but others do not. SO in the next few days I will be letting everyone in on the latest.

Yesterday we drove over to Nirgua. To the campgrounds to start construction on 12 new cabins. It's great to see God is definitely still working here in Venezuela. Even when I get depressed(yes, I admit it) about our loss of the jungle work, I can see God's hand at work here in this country. And that excites me.

We had 8 in the Blazer, so it was tight. We stopped off and had cachapas with cheese.

We had planned a big cookout to celebrate Clint's birthday(the 11th) and Steven Arce's. We did end up having burgers as he was able to buy 4 kilos of beef from a butcher, not at the controlled price, and then ground it up himself. They were deliiishh!! We had about 30 people out there. Fun times.

Then, the wind picked up and Jewel's asthma kicked in. She went for the inhaler and... yep, she had changed purses and...no, inhaler. So we left early before it got worse. Once home she used the Nebulizor and it calmed down. PTL.

It took us awhile to get out of town as there are more strikes. The students are given cards to pay for transportation, but the Taxis and buses don't want to accept them. The government is supposed to recompense the drivers for the students cards. Only, the government isn't. So the students are protesting. They did burn a bus. It makes it hard for us to get out because we live right in the middle of several large Universities.

Tonight we start the couples workshop. we had left the registration open through last Sunday. we expected 30 couples, well... we have over 70 couples registered! So pray for us. But that is a good problem to have!


Pam said...

What a blessing! 70 plus couples! Enjoy!
Sorry to hear about Jewel. Thank God the nebulizer worked.

Kim said...

Sorry to hear about Jewel, glad she is better. You'll do great with all the extra couples. And, HEY!! What's the deal with half saying something, now I'm going to be on the edge of my seat! Are you having a baby too?

Pam said...

hoho good one Kim! I bet Rita loved that! Oh Kim-guess what? You know the big announcement she talked about coming soon? I know what it is, I know what it is! Nanny nanny boo boo! *sticks out tongue*

Sis. Julie said...

Pam....you are so mean!! I can't wait to hear this exciting and BIG news!! Pam is so teasing the rest of us. We'll just have to wait and see won't we.

Caraqueña said...

I CAN'T STAND suspense...Pam, let it slip PLEASE!

Jungle Mom said...

Beth YOU know the big news!!!! You were one of the first to know.

Kim said...

Pam, Just wait till I get a hold of you!!

Pat said...

Pam, you are so antaganistic....
I know something that you don't know!!

Guess What??

Rita, Will pray foryou...I know the people are hungry for guidance...What a great blessing to have that problem of 70 couples!! I also know how Satan attacks often in the area you are teaching!! We lift you up!