April 9, 2018

Of the many changes and challenges we anticipated in this new life, rodents were not high on the list. In retrospect, perhaps they should have been.

The training given us by SIM in preparation for the field alerted us to a new life wherein a heightened level of daily stress would be our new norm. We have found this to be true; no one thing is particularly stressful, but the combination of every part of life being just a touch harder leads to an overall more...

August 21, 2017

Slowly but surely, the Lord reminds us that we cannot operate based on assumptions in Paraguay.  That's a lesson learned bit by bit, experience by experience, more often entertaining than not.  Last week provided a great example.

Our new house echoes.  Not in a "that's a unique feature" sort of way, but in a "I can't even have a conversation" kind of way.  It's a function of high ceilings (to allow all of the heat to rise), bare plaster walls (standard...

August 11, 2017

With the first steps of settling in to our new nation behind us (vehicle, housing, beginning of residency paperwork), our focus turns to the pressing task at hand:  language and cultural acquisition.  We began our language classwork this week, although our true language learning routine should start to formalize next week. Our cultural acquisition work begins in earnest next week (beyond the culture that we've been soaking up like sponges during the past mo...

August 7, 2017

Well, I may have gotten off to a late start in the blogging game, but here we go! My plan for this blog is to use it as a space to share about the practical sides of our experience here in Paraguay, sharing our discoveries as we transition from U.S. culture to our new Paraguayan culture.  We'll share more intentionally about how and where we see the Lord working in, through, and around us in our monthly prayer letter updates, but I'm sure that will necessar...

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