Saturday, May 19, 2007

Leaving Venezuela

For all new readers!


Here are a couple of older posts that explain somewhat, why we are leaving Venezuela. There are other reasons which I am unable to share.

The Big News, Part One.

The Big News, Part Two.

17 comments:

Julia_1984 said...

After 20 years of living here, a big part of you will remain always as venezuelan. As the Venezuela we both once knew. It is sad that you have to leave us now, specially counting that I wasn't a decision you took. A foreigner asked me a few days ago if I recomend him to visit Venezuela and at this point, I didn't know what to answer. Hope you can come back at least in your memories and you can take with yourself for others that sees my country as something far and distant a much more real image of Venezuela. But it is not worth to be attached forever, things change, people change and the wheel of time cannot be turned back. I'm not expecting to see my country as it once were, that's an impossible dream and we are not living in a Bambi world. But as a "not-bambi" woman, I do hope at least one thing, among others: That my country can be able to welcome the foreigners with open arms and the typical comment "you are almost Venezuelan.." as it used to be.
Until then, I'll keep writting, and will keep remembering. Not good bye, but Hasta luego!!!

Jungle Mom said...

Julia: Your comments left me in tears! I do hope to visit. Venezuela will always be a part of me and I will carry found memories of the many Venezuelan friends who have only ever been kind to me! The few "bad" ones are easily forgotten as they are not the *real* Venezuela you and i remember! May God bless you and all of your generation who find yourselves in this situation.

Dawn said...

Thank you for this very informative update. Best wishes as you prepare for your new life. God is Good. All the Time!

Webutante said...

Rita, I'm glad you posted this again. But you are not going directly to Paraguay? You're coming to the United States, and for how long before going to Paraguay?

Also hope you're feeling better.

Jungle Mom said...

Webutante: Yes, We have a one year furlough in the states. This is a time where we travel and report to all the churches that have faithfully supported us these many years. We will also share our new mission with them.
We will be based out of St. Petersburg ,Florida. we are excited as this means Josh will be able to live at home with us for that year.

Webutante said...

Oh, all that sounds wonderful. But I have still another question, will you still call your blog "The Jungle Hut?"

Questions, questions, questions...

Jungle Mom said...

Webutante: I think I will keep the name. It is a part of me!!

Pam said...

Oh Rita you MUST keep Jungle Hut! I just can't imgine you blogging with another blogname. It is so much of who you (all) are!

Julia's comments seem to always leave me in tears.

luvvom said...

I pray that God leads you in the direction you are to go for His glory!

Sarah Joy said...

I'll be in prayer for you and your family!

ElĂ­zabeth said...

My dear Jungle Mom,
you will always remember... and as long as you keep Venezuela in your heart, you will be HERE.
I thank you and your family for the wonderful and loving job with the indians.

Your children are venezuelan by birth, and that my dear Rita, they cannot take away from you.

I'm glad that the family will be reunited for a year and then you'll be closer to Jackie!

I have relatives in the area you'll live next year, maybe I'll see you during that time :-)

Abrazos, Liz

Jungle Mom said...

Liz: Thanks. It would be great to se you some time!

Webutante said...

The Jungle Hut sounds like a keeper! Glad you do too!

Julia_1984 said...

It was not my intention to make everybody cry with my comments! So my apologies! hehe

jennifer said...

I will miss your eyes in a country that is such a threat. I have loved reading of all your experiences and look forward to following you wherever you are. I am so thankful that your family has been such a wonderful example to us all.

You will be in my prayers, and once Jungle Mom always Jungle Mom...you can't take the country(as in farm girl) out of a person, so no matter where you are so is Jungle Mom!!!:)

Farmer John said...

They're afraid... that's why you must leave, jm. Chavez is paranoid... he see's the CIA everywhere.

groovyoldlady said...

I'll be praying. Change is difficult, but God is in control. Let Him be your cloud by day and your fire by night!