Thursday, July 24, 2008

Only on a Mission Trip

So in my line of work I see a lot of people come to Nicaragua for the first time. They are amazed at so many things and often times have lots of questions. They are faced with a language barrier, cultural differences and lots of new foods to try. Gumby is known as a pretty flexible guy right! So we have a Gumby Award that is given each day to team members who show flexibility.

Well with the Emmanuel Team a week and a half ago Gumby went on a little adventure. There was some pranking that went on during the week between the boys and the girls. Watch the video all the way through and you'll see who won. :-)

Friday, July 18, 2008

So I know that some of you have been waiting on an update from the court ruling on the accident. On Wednesday we went to the police station and in true nica form we were joined by about 15 other people who had appointments at the same time. As we waited I had the opportunity to chat with a few other people I knew in line that had been hit in accidents recently. Finally, we made it to the front of the line and the verdict was given. Jason was declared at fault for the accident. He has decided to continue on with the appeals process. Until the final verdict is rendered I can't do anything more with my truck to find out how much the damage is going to cost to fix.
It is all a waiting game now. It has been hard this week to face all the work that I have to do in the midst of now many more time consuming things to add to the list. God is gracious and He has surrounded me with good friends here who have been so understanding, offered me rides, let me cry on their shoulder and give me lots of hugs. Pray with me for God's provision in all of this as I wait. My my actions and my responses reflect the love of my Savior.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Close Call

I just got back from a great week with a youth team from Omaha, Nebraska. I have lots of stories and funny things to share and I hope to have time to write them up for you this next week.

Last night we had a very close call to having a really bad accident. Lori had a flat tire so a friend borrowed my truck to go up and help her out. On the way he had an accident and ran into a big truck that had no tail lights. Below are some pictures. Basically the truck is out of commission until we get the final police ruling on Wednesday. Praise the Lord NO one was hurt and everyone was able to walk away safely. The damage to the other truck was minimal.
Please pray for me as I deal with all that this involves. Currently I am feeling overwhelmed and in need of the Father's strength to get through this one. I appreciate your prayers for wisdom and God's provision for another vehicle soon.