Monday, 7 November 2011

To stay or not to stay...

... that's the big dilemma! In a way, it's like we have decided we're going to stay. But at the same time, we don't know for how long we're going to stay.
In the meantime we found a really nice furnished house. It's BIG!!! And that's not necessarily a good thing, especially when you're only in two people. But here it seems that a two bedroom house is something "inconceivable" (as Vizzini said). You can either find a studio apartment, which would be too small for us, or a 3/4 bedroom house with 2 sitting rooms and 3 bathrooms and a massive terrace at the top of the house.
Anyway, it was a good deal and I'm sure Jehovah had something to do with this as we received a massive discount on it just because we're staying longer than the usual tenants. And as an additional blessing, the landlord is a car dealer.
The moment we met to agree on the house, a car turned up for a very cheap price. He offered to fix whatever is wrong with the car, whatever is wrong in the house and he's installing Internet for us. Which will be indispensable since Chris still works with websites and I'll soon start teaching online.
So that's it people... I think we're staying. Probably for at least a year.

In the meantime we're realizing how much need there was in the congregation. Chris is being used at every meeting for one thing or another. Which makes him very happy.
And I will never repeat this too often: the people here, especially the brothers, are simply AMAZING! Friendly, easygoing, helpful, hospitable, always smiling or cracking jokes and always in the field.

Well what else can I say? Our main worries were the house, the job and the car. Jehovah answered positively to all. It seems that everything is on the pro side of Mexico! And how can we say no to that???


  1. Wonderful post. I love it. Every last thing that serves as a potential issue, Jehovah kindly takes care of. *nod* It seems he is truly supporting your efforts to stay in Mexico! Glad to get the update!

  2. I love to see that Jehovah is taking such good care of you! The expression in our house? "Money (house, car, etc) is nothing to Jehovah." Sounds like you are off to a great start and warm welcome. So happy for you!

    P.s. can you send me some homemade tortillas? Ha!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement and for following Trev and Jenny. And Jenny I like your expression. I would change it to "anything is nothing to Jehovah".
    Unfortunately the car didn't work out but I'm sure that will be taken care of very soon. In the meantime, we're enjoying the field and the food!!

    PS to Jenny. I think you would love Gorditas actually. We do... When are you coming to visit?

  4. Hmmm... funny you mention that. My Mom and I and a pioneer family were just talking yesterday about visiting you. Maybe for a month or so. But we were talking about maybe 2013. Not sure if you'll still be there?!? Might have to reassess our plans... :-D

    ps I don't know what Gorditas are but they sound wonderful! Isn't there some sort of deep frying with those?