Thursday, September 23, 2010

3 days later

here is the other bridge from our property to the main road

check out the huge deep hole

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The days after...

The road to our property

The bridge

Needless to little Jetta won't be going out in this...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So, it was an interesting's rainy season and we have hurricanes coming through...It was raining all day yesterday and there are only 2 bridges to get from the main road to our property..well we went to the orphanage nearby -Casa Hogar Douglas - at about 5:00 to make dinner because it was one of the girls birthdays and that's what she wanted to do..the guys grilled the meat on our property because our grill has a roof..we drove the staff van since the waters were high...well the rain kept coming - hard...and when the meat was done at 7:00 the bridges were impassable...they couldn't bring the meat and so we had already cooked tortillas and guacamole but we didn't know what to feed 70+ kids...well that morning there had been a donation of 2 pans of shish-k-bobs and cake..the shish-k-bobs were little and didn't seem like much, but God is a God of miracles and all the kids ate and had seconds...well we couldn't get back and the rains kept coming...part of the problem is the ground is still soaked from the July hurricane...but we were all gonna have to sleep there, which is fine...we walked to the 7-11 down the road to get bottled water and the roads were were parked all along stopped and I only had flip flops on and was in deep water. It was scary...We ended up walking to a staff members house that doesn't live on campus cause we needed dry clothes..I was soaked through...Why haven't I bought a rain coat and rain boots after living here for 3 years?? Anyway the rains finally stopped during the night and this morning the 1 bridge was passable but very fragile so the guys came to get us...when I mean fragile, I mean that the edges had fallen in the water and there was debris everywhere...Also, some of our staff was out on errands last night and some of our teens were coming back from school and they couldn't get back..some slept in their was crazy...thanks for your prayers all the time!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday morning at Casa Hogar Douglas

Today I went over to Douglas to help out. The girls caregivers had the day off so I helped Caroline get the girls ready and up the hill to church and sat with them during church.

The girls were just chilling in their dorm waiting for church time.

Wendy is a 2- year old who's new to the orphanage, and of course, needs a lot of love!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

SMCA School Pictures 2010

Well school is in session and it was a great first week. We have a large group of kids this year and grades K through 11...!! Grades 7 -11 are taking classes through an on-line program this year and it seems to be going well so far. This was a way we could give them a more extensive education. Please pray for our school year as Jessica and I guide these children academically, spiritually, and more...

Brayden - Grade 3, Layton - Kindergarten, Sofia and Aidan - Grade 2

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So what have I been doing since I've been back in Mexico? I've been setting up my classroom for a new year. Each summer the classroom is put away and it becomes dorms for groups. So it's a big job to put it all together again. Here it is in the process of being done:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Summer in Indiana 2010 Highlights - Chicago with Friends

Summer in Indiana 2010 Highlights - Mia

I got to go to Mia's school and see her 4th grade classroom. She is growing up so much.

Summer in Indiana 2010 Highlights - Time with friends!!

Sus and I

Brooke, Jada, Amber, and I

Tuff, Sarah, Nichole, and I

Kara and I

and many more that I didn't get photos with...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summer in Indiana 2010 Highlights - A picnic fundraiser

I am so blessed to have friends who love me and want to support what God is doing:

Summer in Indiana 2010 Highlights - my niece wins first place at Elkhart County Fair with her pig

Mia and Wilbur

Showing the pig

Winning Reserve on Day 1

Grand Champion on Day 2