Thursday, August 1, 2013


As mission team, we sat in a circle as each family shared their praise reports.  Jeff leaned over to me and said, “Do we want to mention our new addition?”  My heart stopped, “Are we pregnant?”  With a smile he said, “Do we want to mention the new additional room to our house?”

            So without sweaty palms and rapid breathing I can safely announce we have a new addition to our house – a boys’ room.  It could not have come at a better time.  When the temperature dropped to 32 degrees, all 9 of us sequestered ourselves in that one room playing games, watching movies, eating meals, reading and sleeping (we’ve now been in here about 5 days).  The new room, unlike the rest of the house actually has brick walls that reach the roof and is dramatically warmer than the other rooms.  In the other part of the house I can stand in the middle of a room and feel the wind blowing on me from the cracks in the plank walls.  Jeff said, “When people in the states talk about drafty house they mean that the doors creak.  In our house, a draft will slam your door shut!”

            Hot water bottles, heaters, long underwear, fuzzy blankets, hats and wool socks have been our best friends this past week.  Thankfully this is Paraguay and it won’t stay cold for long.        

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