Monday, May 28, 2007

Life Goes On!

We are in need of some R and R!

In spite of what is happening, we will continue with our plans to get away and regroup.

Taking a Little Break!!

We will be leaving town this morning and spending two days way. Seven BIMI missionary families will be together for a time of renewal and fellowship. I am not sure if I will have access to internet until our return.

It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and although I am healing well, I am still not 100% so please pray for me on the road trip.

My son and his "friend" Naomy are having a great time on their visit. We have enjoyed getting to know her better. Friday night, my blond, blue eyed, Venezuelan son had Mariachis come to the house and serenade her. I will post pictures in a few days. They were on the balcony as the Mariachis serenaded from the back yard. Naomy was very surprised! It was very romantic!!! I think Josh must have some latent Latin blood in him!!

Another funny thing, Naomy is a Latin girl , her family is from El Salvador, but she was born and raised in California. We have been taking her around to see all the sights and everywhere we go the people think SHE is OUR guide and try and get her to translate for us gringos!!

Since I may not be posting for a few days, I want to share some links to some of my older posts that new readers may enjoy.

If you enjoy the funny Jungle Jollies, try these:

The Ol' Out House!


I'm Gonna go and Eat Worms!

Jackie's Jungle jollies!

Another of Jackie's Jungle Jollies!

A Not-So- Itsy-Bitsy Spider!

A Rude Awakening!

And for other jungle stories:

So..This is Heaven?


How does Your Garden Grow?

Silence at 10,000 feet!

My Son! My Son! My only Son!

Blood, Sweat and Tears!


What in the World is Going on Here?


Tina said...

That is SO SWEET what he did!!!
Hope you have a refreshing time!
Praying for you now.

Sarah Joy said...

I'm so glad you are all well in spite of it all! Enjoy the rest and be careful! I'll be praying for you daily!

Elmer's Brother said...

saw your post on AC's site. I will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

May G_d bless and keep you safe!

Penless Thoughts said...

Stay safe. Enjoy your time together with fellow believers.

Jane-Jane said...

Be safe, relax and fellowship my sister! I wish I could come with you, cause I could use some good fellowshipping with my sisters and brothers in Christ.

What a romantic you have! Poor girl... if she does not end up in your family, some guy has a tough standard to follow! You and hubby did good in raising him!

Be safe and we look forward to hearing from you when you return!

Just Theresa said...

The picture of the cat is too funny! I hope you enjoy your R&R, Have a blesses Memorial Day.

Gayle said...

I hope you get some well deserved rest, Jenn.

Here it is memorial day and I just heard about Chavez closing down the most popular tv station in Venezuela and replacing it with a socialist station. Why in the world did the people elect this tyrant? I hope everything will be alright for you down there. Right now people are rioting in the streets. Stay safe!

Sherry said...

I'm glad that you are doing better. I told you the Lord will always watch over his sheep. I will always say a prayer for you as I consider you my sister in Christ.

Mishel said...

You are in my prayers, dear lady! Even though I don't know you personally, I appreciate you and your family so very much. I will continue to pray for your recovery and may you have a wondeful time of fellowship and relaxation over the next few days. ((hugs))

Penless Thoughts said...

Rita - I do not get Fox News because we have Dish Network basic and don't pay extra for it. A friend of mine just e-amiled me the following:

"There was a new headlline in Yahoo news about the TV station being shut down. Says there are other freedom of speach stations in Venz. but none that reaches all the country... The article also indicated that this station had all sorts of far out stuff.. Lots of sex, soaps, just about anything that would irritate Chavez."

Is this correct or is it a lie?

Susan said...

Have a wonderful, refreshing time away!

WomanHonorThyself said...

have a grand time and miss me eh?

Frieda said...

What a cute picture, so adorable...
thanks for the link, some were really good. :-)
I hope you had a relaxing R &R

PortraitofPeter said...

May your journey be rewarding in so many ways and in the sharing with such a wonderful family.

So Luv the picture !!

Prayers for all.

Amanda said...

Be careful and take care - you and yours are always will be in my prayers.

BTW - I'm glad I logged onto your blog because I haven't heard anything about the protest. God bless

Mountain Mama said...

Your son does sound very romantic. Isn't it sweet to see them do things like this. My oldest son was like this and it pleasured me tremendously to see the things he did for his sweet wife.
I'm so glad you are having a get-away. And especially to have time with your Missionary friends. You will pray together and strengthen one another.
God Bless you all!!!

Pam said...

I LOVE Mariachi's!! We've hired them a time or two when in Mexico. I wanted them at my wedding reception but that didn't fly witht he pastor of the church! LOL

So glad Naomy is having this experience! She will never forget her trip to Ven. ever!

I guess I won't call you now as planned seeing as how you are out of town! I'm praying all are safe.

Tiany said...

Keeping you in prayer while on your trip!!

I thought this email my Uncle sent to Chaves would interest you. I am assumming you speak and read spanish??? Well I hope so :-)

I hope you dont mind me leaving it here in your commnets secton


Here it is...

From: "agustin jarquin anaya"
Subject: Por principios y táctica, pedimos revocar decision sobre RCTV
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 22:40:41 -0600

Excelentísimo Presidente
Hugo Chávez Frías
Presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Palacio de Miraflores
Caracas, Venezuela

Estimado Presidente Chávez:

Ciertamente los pueblos latinoamericanos aspiran a una mejor calidad de vida
de conformidad con su "Dignidad de Personas Humanas" y la "Primacía del Bien
Común", y es obligación de quienes asumimos responsabilidades en la función
pública, el trabajar -con vocación de servicio pero con eficacia-, para que
esa justa aspiración se realice de conformidad a los ideales de los
ejemplares próceres latinoamericanos Simón Bolívar, José Martí, Benito
Juárez y Augusto C. Sandino, así como las preclaras orientaciones del Poeta
Universal Rubén Darío y del Humanista Cristiano Arístides Calvani.

En consecuencia con la anterior afirmación me dirijo con respeto a su alta
investidura para pedir reconsideración de la decisión de su Gobierno de no
renovar la concesión a la estación televisiva "Radio Caracas Televisión C.
A. (RCTV)".

Dos razones, una de principios y otra de carácter táctico, fundan además
esta solicitud:

1. El respeto a la libertad de expresión de los adversarios es una divisa
esencial en la lucha por las reivindicaciones de nuestros pueblos. La
afirmación legada por José Martí, es categórica: "…El respeto a la libertad
y al pensamiento ajeno, aún del ente más infeliz, es mi fanatismo: si muero
o me matan, será por eso". Y coinciden con el Prócer Martí, -estableciendo
un Principio-, el Libertador Bolívar quien expresó en 1819 que "…el derecho
a expresar sus pensamientos y opiniones de palabra, por escrito o de
cualquier modo, es el primero y más inestimable don de la naturaleza. Ni aun
la ley misma podrá jamás prohibirlo..."

2. Cerrar un Medio de Comunicación opositor, con la justificación legal de
que se le venció su franquicia, es un mal precedente que debilita la lucha
de los oprimidos por realizar sus derechos e incluso afecta severamente la
causa que Usted proclama reivindicar. Al respecto de este caso, Amnistía
Internacional se ha pronunciado con claridad expresando que: "El trabajo de
los medios de comunicación es el de reflejar opiniones y puntos de vista
sobre las diferentes realidades y problemas que aquejan a la población. Si
un gobierno restringe esa libertad, esta amenazando una de las piedras
angulares de la sociedad. Por eso es imperativo que las autoridades
venezolanas protejan al derecho de libertad de expresión, particularmente en
momentos de polarización política…".

Por los argumentos expresados, Presidente Chávez, es que pido a Usted que
reconsidere la decisión de su Gobierno y se renueve la concesión de Radio
Caracas Televisión (RCTV).

Agradecido de la atención que dé a la presente, es propicia la ocasión para
expresarle las muestras de mi franca consideración.


Agustín Jarquín Anaya
Diputado de la Asamblea Nacional de Nicaragua
Secretario General del Partido Unión Demócrata Cristiana de Nicaragua (UDC)

Cc: Organización Demócrata Cristiana de América

Ashley said...

Yes, you guys need a LOOOONG break! I've been watching on television what went on about Chavez taking out yet another channel...the protests astounded me...but I guess if he can take away the most popular channel it should make the people worrisome...I mean, what WON'T he take?

NO WAY!!! OMGOODESS!! He did that for her?? How sweet is that!! OOOOH Josh V. is a smoooooth guy! Nice one Josh! I am proud!

And I loved Naomy when I met her! She is so sweet and beautiful! GOODNESS!

javagirl1111 said...

Good! All ministry workers need a good vacation (even if it is a mini one) once in awhile!!!!

Have fun!

And ps. what a cute story about your son and his...special friend lol!

HsKubes said...

Love the picture of the cat. lol
Praying you will heal and enjoy your getaway.

~ Christina

NspiredByFaith said...

How Sweet!! It sounds like you have raised a fine man! And a romantic one! I hope you have a great trip and return relaxed and renewed.

RealEstateGirl said...

glad you're able to get away and get "refreshed and renewed". I've been thinking of you while watching all the maheim on tv!

Happymama said...

I still say Soap! is my favorite jolly. I get tickled everytime I think about it. LOL


Jackie said...

Waahhhhhh *pouting* I'm so jealous. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the cat!!! I hope you enjoy your time away!! :-)

Teresa said...

Have a good R&R....I only saw a short piece about Chavez on FOX News and that's it. They did make it sound like "no big deal". My prayers are with you, take care of you and yours.

Elisa said...

Nice cat! Enjoy and be careful!