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Cats

September 21, 2018 Daily Life

If you’ve been following on social media, you know that we inherited some cats when we moved into our house. While I bristle at the “cat lady” designation, the truth is, I do love cats, although Tommy is more of a dog person (he’s allergic to cats). I say that we “inherited” these cats because we didn’t choose to have them and we don’t have any control over how they breed and if they live or not. We can’t cuddleRead More

Day in the Life | Friday

September 11, 2018 Daily Life

I realize that as the time counts down to us leaving, I should get some more blog post up, especially those of the series I’ve started. So here we have an account of a fairly typical Friday. We woke up and I made breakfast while Tommy hooked up the pump to fill our water tank.  We have scaled back our breakfasts of late so now it’s mostly just eggs and tea/coffee but today I made a pineapple and mango smoothieRead More

Jumping Through Hoops

August 7, 2018 Daily Life, Travel

Part of being a needgreater in a foreign country is making sure we are fulfilling all the legal requirements to remain in the country, even when that comes with considerable inconvenience or expense.  In all truthfulness we have had it fairly easy here but we recently had some stressful times in this regard where we felt like we were just running around, jumping through governmental hoops. The Guyanese government grants only a set number of visas for each religious organizationRead More

Houses of Guyana

August 3, 2018 Daily Life

While in the ministry here in Guyana, we have a lot of opportunity to see the local houses and yards. One of my favorite things to do is to dream up my ideal Guyanese home from all my favorite bits that I’ve seen. It is also interesting to learn what these homes teach us about the different ways people live. Some houses in our territory are small, one-room wooden structures on stilts.  Many of these will have an outside kitchenRead More

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