Friday, April 15, 2016
March 12, 2016: This is Ryan’s first year to play in a soccer club. It has been quite the learning experience for us.
First of all, there is no age limits of the players. If you are good enough to keep up (be you 13 or 30 years), you can play. I suspect Ryan is one of the youngest at 15 years to be on the team. There are a bunch with look 18-25. Ryan plays right forward. He was relieved to discover that he is an asset to the team. He’s fast, smart and can shoot.
Today Ryan had his first scrimmage. It was scheduled for 3. We were the first to arrive in Cero Yvy (a 15 minute drive) just before 3. We were, however, the first ones there. At 3:30 the team began to arrive on motorcycles. They were all dressed up. They had ridden 10 miles on dirt roads in 95 degree weather in jeans and button down shirts. Ryan, wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt was underdressed. Even though the team had arrived, there seemed no rush to start. At 4 the payers began stripping down to their skivvies, replacing jeans with the athletic shorts in their backpack and dress shirts with the jerseys the coach handed out. Ryan was thankful he didn’t have to do that. 4:30 the game began. Unfortunately Ryan’s team lost 0-1. Ryan played well against aggressive opposition. About half way through the first half Ryan began elbowing and pushing in true Paraguayan playing style earning him cheers from the Jataity crowd.
Posted by Jeff and Amy McKissick at 6:22 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2016
February 29, 2016
Loves to be outside
Can get off beds which has put a damper on naptime
Sleeps at night with Ginny. Unfortunately she isn’t yet sleeping through the night.
Very expressive with her babbling. Sounds bossy.
Says terere, mama dada, Lady (our dog), bye, hi
Loves to scream just for the fun of it. It is deafening. She has lungs.
3-3-16: Has taken a few unaided steps
Posted by Jeff and Amy McKissick at 4:45 AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
February 19, 2016
We just finished our FIRST month back in Jataity.
Tuesday was our FIRST look for housing options for future team mates coming in April.
Thursday Ginny was given our FIRST acquired pet since being back (a cat).
Friday we welcomed our FIRST overnight guests, our newest team mates.
Friday also was the FIRST Bible study at our house.
2-25-16: 15 guys participated in the FIRST Timothy Training since we've been back. The heard, memorized and discussed 6 6 Bible studies that they will hopefully take back to their towns and teach others,
Posted by Jeff and Amy McKissick at 4:38 AM
Sunday, April 10, 2016
1:25:16 - Jeff is finally better. This is the first time since arriving in Paraguay that someone hasn’t been sick.
2:3:16 – Claire sat in an anthill and got probably 100 bites. They swelled up, then she got hives.
2:8:16 – Just as the ant bites were healing a mosquito attacked Claire all night long and she awoke with bites all over her body. She looks miserable with red welts all over her body. We have gone through several bottles of OFF, ant poison, and spider spray. After taking care of the mosquito problem we noticed she was still being bitten by something. It took us a few days to realize it was fleas from our neighbor’s little dog. We promptly gave him a flea dip.
2:11:16 – Our hard drive on our main computer crashed.
Cows keep getting into our yard at night, dumping over and eating the dog and chicken food and leaving tons of cow pies. A local gang of 10 various sized pigs has also been helping themselves to the spilled food. What a mess each morning!
Every day, all day long there are kids in our yard playing soccer.
A big adjustment to life in rural Paraguay is figuring what and how to cook with limited supplies. It’s always nice when someone in town kills a pig and asks if we want some meat.
The kids are loving catching up with their fellow MKs (missionary kids). Ryan’s friends who live 1 ½ hours away came for the day.Then Ryan went to their home to watch the Super Bowl.
Posted by Jeff and Amy McKissick at 4:27 AM