Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Auto Biography, By Photo, Jungle Life Begins

Part Three;
Home life in the jungle.

Cutting a jungle trail.
Josh, Yekwanaman with Jayde on back, Indian Daughter Woodi, Jackie, and Jewel

Making camp
Notice blue portacrib!

Jackie leads the Way!
Followed by Josh, Jungle Mom, Jewel and Woodi.

A family meal on the trail.

A road trip through Pemon territory.

Beginning to build The Jungle Hut

Putting on the palm roof.

Jungle Mom and Baby Jayde are happy to be behind screens!

While doing all laundry by hand in the river,
we learned why indian babies don't wear much clothing!

Washing hammocks is hard work!!!
Jungle Mom with Woodi.

A very happy day for Jungle Mom!!!!

My clothes lines worked great...except for during rainy season,
which lasts 6 months out of the year!

Our jungle closet. Less is best!

The famous water bed!
Frame is for mosquito netting.

Josh moves into the loft to get away from sisters!!

Life is good!

To be continued...


Pam said...

Oh I can just see our little buddy Josh playing in that very cool room. Do you know I've never seen a photo of his loft before? But I sure have much about it! It looks like a dream space for any little guy.

Vanessa said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing these with us! I have enjoyed each and evey one (and felt as if I was there too).


Humble wife said...

I love the auto biography so far. In fact I am anxiously awaiting the next series!

Like Pam, I love the loft photo and the way it is so fun!

Z said...

Jayde is SUCH a cutie!
Thanks for coming to geeeZ!, JM...it's an honor to have you there.
YOU are doing His work in unbelievable ways. I'm a core group leader for Comm. Bible STudy, YOU are OUT THERE doing the REAL THING! God bless you and your beautiful family.
I'm eager to see more pictures and hear more about your experiences. thanks so much for sharing them! z

Humble wife said...

Oops Hi Rita...I changed my name on the farm blog!

I often forget to check what blog I am signed into....

and I really enjoyed the photos and was excited for you when you got the washer and on and on...can I help it if you are a delightful read! :)

The Frank Family said...

What a beautiful inheritance must await you!!! Many crowns to cast in praise and many friends to rejoice with!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

you guys are absolutely amazing Rita!!

Deborah said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures!

God bless...


Anonymous said...

These are great. You are lucky that you took as many pics as you did. We didn't take as many when we lived in the boonies of Canada!

Shortstuff said...

i love the picture of jayde she was soo cute!!!
cant wait for the next chapter!

Liz said...

Isn't the photo scanner great??? thanks for sharing Rita!!

I do have to confess: I love the one with the washing machine, as I can relate with you about having to do my laundry by hand when I was young... I hated it!

laundry!!!But, was that in the jungle or in Lara?. Cuz.. in the jungle you guys didn't have plumbing. You'll have to do a post on the

Gringo said...

Enjoyed the photos.
Jungle Mon, you might be interested in this article on Mennonites in Paraguayan politics.

Gayle said...

What an interesting life you lead, Rita! I wouldn't know the first thing about building a jungle hut! LOL! Although my husband could figure it out, I'm sure, but I truly admire your entire family. :)

I was upset yesterday because my dryer broke down. Sheesh! I need to be thankful for my many blessings. I wouldn't want to wash clothes in our creek or stock pond. There are too many Water Moccasins. I can only imagine what may have been in that river!

The Preacher's Wife said...

You are so incredibly awesome...:)

Just checking in to make sure it's okay if I add you to my new Married to the Ministry blogroll. I LOVE having missionaries included! :)


Jungle Mom said...

Liz, For the last few years we had a gas powered water pump and elevated barrels which allowed us to have running water in the house!!! All part of our CIA equipment ,according to Chavez. We also supplied water to the dispensary and school.

MightyMom said...

you're cool!

I tagged you

Brenda said...

I love seeing these pictures, keep it up! I was wondering, did the water bed keep you cooler on hot days?

Beth said...

Nice pictures! I bet you WERE glad to get that washing machine. How did hammocks do in it? LOL

Happymama said...

I'm enjoying your Aunt Biography in pictures.


Happymama said...

Ummm, I think I typed "Aunt" instead of "Auto"...at least that's what my eyes saw just before I published my comment. LOL



WOW!!! Such a great life is right.

As a very young girl growing up in the country, I can remember wringing out clothes the way you were doing it. I remember wasing in a big black pot and hanging the clothes out to dry. In fact I had three babies before we got a washing machine that didn't have to have two tubs of water sitting around it. Even later before getting a dryer. God is so good to us wherever we are. He provides all that we need. Thank you so much for sharing another part of your life with us, it was a blessing. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

That's some panga that boys got in the first picture! Makes a field knife look like a tooth pick.

Heather K said...

we've been looking at your pictures of life growing up in the jungle.
My 15 yr old daughter and I were talking about how different a person would be, growing up that way. Your outlook on life would be so incredibly different from ours here in North America..at least that's what we came up with! :) Great pictures...that washer must have been soooo good to get! Laundry in the river..ha! I'll never complain again!
take care

Liz said...

Ah.. the good ol water pump! that works alright also at the beach, hehehe.

And how about Woodi? how old is she and what became of her?

Melissa Lea said...

Just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us!

Jungle Mom said...

Liz, I will send you an email about my two indian children. I don't write much about them or use their real names for their own protection.

The Localmalcontent said...

This has been an inspirational series, a wonderful tour through your mission! Bless you for sharing.

Jane said...

I am loving this SO much. I can wait for the next installment!!!

Jungle Mom said...

The Preachers Wife, Please do add me!!!

Cheesecakeluvrs4life said...

Wow, I love all of the pictures! Keep them coming! It is so neat to see how people live in different parts of the world. Oh, and that one missionary card pic at the end...that is the one that you all had when you got snowed in at IBC.=) That was so much fun,and I will never forget it! That is the week your family became my favorite missionary family!=) Love ya'll...