Tuesday, 31 January 2012

First reunion!

So Steve and Sandra have arrived and we just realized how much we missed them. And we have also realized how small our big family is. So get this.
We met Steve and Sandra in Uganda in 2010. They came for a couple of months, invited by a Jonathan Gubser from Alaska.
They left. When asked, Steve told Trevor from Alaska to try Uganda. So he came for 6 months. Then he left.
When we decided to leave Uganda, we asked Steve if he knew of a place in need in Central America (everyone asks Steve...he's THE GUY). He put us in contact with Sam from Alaska living in Zacatecas. When we told everyone in Uganda that we were leaving, it comes out that Jonathan knows Sam as they worked together for the "prodigal son" drama just before Jonathan came to Uganda.
So anyway, we decide to come to Zacatecas while Trevor decides to go to Italy. When we arrive to Zacatecas, Sam is gone and Steve and Sandra agree to come and visit us in Mexico. In the meantime, while we are here, Megan and Taylor are here (Kentucky girls, do you remember them?). They stay in Sam's house after we move into our new house. They leave to go back home (they're coming back don't worry) and Sam's friends from Alaska, Don and Dolores Colman, arrive. They bring friends from Oklahoma with them. It comes out that Colmans live 30miles from Steve and Sandra in Alaska and they know each other very well. It comes out that Colmans know Jonathan. It comes out that Colmans know Trevor. In the meantime Trevor arrives in Italy and in his congregation is Luca, a brother who was in our English Congregation in Verona when we were serving there.
Steve and Sandra finally arrive and it comes out that Marshall, Megan and Tay's dad, used to go to Sandra's house when he was young and that his sister (or brother? not sure) was in Bethel with Steve and Sandra and it comes out that Steve remembers the Griggs family from when he was living in Kentucky before he was married to Sandra.
NOW... COME ON!!!!
Madness right?
So anyway...
We're sooooo happy to have Steve and Sandra. Unfortunately for them, Zacatecas decided to greet them with the coldest, darker, wetter (is that even a word?) weather... As soon as we told them that they wouldn't use their raincoat, it started pouring down. For the past few days it was raining, thundering, hailing... I couldn't believe it. So I hope that is going to change to the normal nice warm Mexican weather.
And now the house is really cold. Why are there not heating systems in the houses in Mexico????
So WELCOME STEVE AND SANDRA. Now we have a whole month to convince them ;-)

Updates soon...


Friday, 20 January 2012

New House

Sorry, people, I know the "I'll write once a week" went out of the windows this month!
We've been moving into the new house, scrubbing because it has just being painted, got the furniture, made the curtains, fixed the backyard...together with working, preaching, SAD etc etc etc.
So I'm exhausted at the moment, but happy to be into a house that I finally feel as mine.
If you go to the Flickr album you will see some of the photos, but we still haven't finished.
The Dining Room
We're still waiting to finish the guest room with a mattress, bed linen and maybe a desk. We'll see. We will have to finish it before the end of the month because STEVE AND SANDRA ARE COMING!!! WHOOHOOO!!!
But it's frustrating, especially for a woman, to have to wait and buy things a bit at a time, but what can you do?

So anyway, I'll take some more pictures later even of the lovely park we have opposite the house.

The field is going great. I found a girl who apparently studied a bit when she was young and didn't pay much attention until, and I'm quoting her here, "I saw the signs coming true". She was referring to Jesus' words obviously, but she remembers scriptures that I didn't expect her to remember. She mentioned the Maya prophecy about the end of the world but then she said "how's that possible if Jesus said that no one knows, neither the angels, nor the Son but only the Father?".
I was gobsmacked! She also has a lot of interesting questions about Revelation like "Why will Satan be released at the end of the 1.000 years?" or "Why is God going through so much trouble to save the great crowd?". I mean, she actually gives me a challenge every time without doing it on purpose, but I love it because I'm actually exercising my brain more.

So, this is it. More updates very soon.
In case you don't know, Spooky Trevor is in Italy as of the 18th of January for 3 months. So we hope he's going to enjoy his new need greating experience, the food, the wine and the landscape... and be careful not to come back too fat or engaged ok?

Ta ta for now