September 9, 2009

Updates from Life in Town

We're enjoying the first week in our new home (see picture at the end of this post). The weather suddenly went from the hot 90's to down in the 50's and 60's, with a cool south wind bringing in clouds and on-and-off electrical storms. It was a bit strange to have such heat in the official winter anyway, so at least it feels a little more normal now. It's still odd to think about it being September and the flowers and trees are blooming for SPRING. I am imagining the leaves changing color on the foothills around Greenville. Here's a tree in front of our house...

This past week, we got together with some friends in town who have begun a ministry called Metamorphosis. Adolfo and Silvia already host a weekly television show on a local cable channel, dedicated to issues concerning youth and families. They are going into a new phase of their ministry and looking for ways to attract youth. We took the projector to the street where they live and shot the national soccer game up on a giant white screen, and Silvia served pizza at half-time. That made for a nice turnout attendance-wise, as you can imagine.

We'll be having English class this evening in our old neighborhood, Arazaty (Ah-rah-sah-TOO), and then broadcasting the game in similar fashion for the young people there. Already, neighbors here have been asking when we'll be opening up the front room for English classes and youth events. It's good that word has spread so quickly--we've only been here a week!

As for now, there's a painter downstairs doing some touch-up work at the owner's request, and we're still living out of boxes until he's done. Hopefully we'll be able to get some things going here soon after. We've had several visitors drop by and today our nextdoor neighbor brought by homemade tortillas. Yep, we're liking it here. (Okay, I realize this picture doesn't give you much to go on, but it's a start. More to come.)

1 comment:

  1. YEAH! I can't believe how quickly word has gotten out about your vision. Can't wait to be a part of it.

    Luv yoU!


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