Friday, May 15, 2009

First day in Shell

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sleeping is much better here. Less noise and more comfortable beds. Breakfast is at 7:30. The guest house employs a lady from 7:00 am -2:00 pm and she takes care of making breakfast and cleaning, except on weekends.

After a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and oatmeal Eric and Alfredo went to a nearby mine to get the materials for the filters. Alex and I went over the hygiene material and talked about what to present in the jungle next week. The kids had a good time running around and playing in the hammocks.

Lunch (the main meal) was served at Alex and Alfredo’s house. It was delicious! Quinoa soup and hamburgers (we are not sure what special ingredient the cook added but they were tasty!) and also fresh papaya juice. The kids are doing much better with tasting everything and Kevin now loves passion fruit. It does taste good but looks like mucous! 

After lunch we began the tedious task of separating and washing the sand. What we wouldn’t give for a truck load of beach sand from the great lakes! This took all afternoon. The kids helped for most of it but they insisted on playing in the rain and got cold. It rained all morning with a 2 hour break around noon and has been raining ever since. You can tell everyone here is used to it. There are a lot of motorcycles on the road and they just wear rain gear and keep going.

We were able to get a clearer idea of what HCJB is looking for with the open position by talking with Alex and Alfredo. It sounds like the position would fit our strengths well, however we need to spend some time in prayer about it. We would need to go to language school and take some Bible courses at a seminary to meet the requirements.

We made dinner here – it was very nice to have the upstairs to ourselves and are now playing board games.

If you think of us please pray specifically for:

1. Clarity regarding whether or not to accept the position
2. For the kids (especially Kevin) to eat and enjoy the food. Our peanut butter will only last so long and we are traveling to the jungle on Monday where we eat what we are served. (It could be Monkey or Armadillo!)
3. Continued health for us
4. Safety as we travel:
a. by helicopter to the jungle on Friday to deliver a water tank and then returning the same day
b. by plane to the jungle on Monday –we return on Thursday.
c. We will be walking approximately an hour once we are dropped off by plane to reach a village.
d. Returning by van May 22 to Quito
e. Flying out May 23 to Miami and then Detroit.

Thank you so much for your continued support. If you read this we would love for you to leave us a comment so we know what is going on with you also!

God Speed,

Eric, Renee, Adrianne, Kevin and Joshua

1 comment:

  1. Hello Fogg family. I enjoyed reading all the updates. I will be praying for these requests. The class has been praying for Adrianne's safety and your family's ministry.


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