Last month we went on our second visa renewal trip, and we decided to go to Honduras this time.
We got to spend some time at the girls' shelter. And Jeff did the tango!
We got to play games and practice our Spanish. It's so wonderful to be able to communicate. It's proof of how far we've come!
We got to watch the girls do a couple of their special dances they had prepared to show the teams.
And we got to sing with the kiddos and spend time at the boys' shelter. We had a great time, visiting with the kids and our fellow missionaries there. We were able to ask all kinds of questions about moving to Honduras, etc. to help us feel a little more prepared. We can't wait to go back!
The weekend after we returned from Honduras, Leslie and Lucy were walking in the park near our house, when a big dog attacked Lucy. Lucy ended up getting 10 stitches and we learned that she had picked up an earth borne disease (from eating the grass), and had to be put on antibiotics for a week. Now she's well on the mend. She's back to playing ball and destroying stuffed animals as per her usual routine (to hear Lucy's side of the story, check out her blog: www.travelingterrier.blogspot.com). She's still pretty jumpy at sounds, and shakes every time she leaves the house. Hopefully over time she will recover from this as well.
Earlier this month, my baby sister Kristen and her husband got to come and visit us for a weekend. We thought we'd show them one of the many beautiful areas of Costa Rica and took them to see Volcan Arenal.
We got to visit the hanging bridges. There are several of these bridges in the rain forest area, and the further up the mountains you climb, the higher off the ground these bridges were. Eventually we were looking down on the treetops and those trees are tall!
This is a great place for a photo op with the volcano in the background.....when it's not cloudy!
Not only did we get to visit and spend time with them, but Lucy got to spend some time with them too. She was so excited! And they brought her some new stuffed animals to destroy!
This past Saturday we had the privilege of spending time with the youth at our church here in Costa Rica. They are a great group of kids and we really enjoyed spending time with them. Hopefully this will be another great way we can practice our Spanish and share the love of Christ here in Costa Rica!
- we had a safe and encouraging trip to Honduras
- Lucy is recovering from her dog attack
- we've made it past the 6 month mark!
- Kristen and Brandon were able to come visit!
- continued healing for Lucy
- our friends that will soon be graduating and moving to the countries God has called them to
- that we will continue to study hard as the end of 2nd tri approaches
- the new students/missionaries getting ready to come to Costa Rica next month to begin language school