Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

26 July 2014

Multilingual Humor

This past week we made some new friends – through a God-appointed meeting at our local supermarket! Three multi-lingual European students traveling through South America this winter/summer joined a group of FEBU students for supper that evening at our house.

An amusing anecdote: DJ was enthralled with the fact that all three spoke multiple languages – and especially languages that I don’t speak...

That night, settling down to sleep, besides our customary counting to ten in Spanish, English, French, and German, DJ wanted me to count to ten in “Air-uh-brick” too!

(I do write Arabic numerals, but that probably doesn’t even count…) J

24 July 2014


We’re still enjoying our little artist’s creativity...

 The Dawn Treader: A MegaBloks Rendition

A Traditional Uruguayan Scene

The traditional scene was a requirement for art class in school. Besides the obvious ñandú, can you find the anthill? And the hornero (ovenbird) nest? And the lechuza (burrowing owl)?

21 July 2014

¡Gracias, Maestro!

In honor of Uruguay’s “Maestro Tabárez” we took some shots to participate in a pictorial presentation of appreciation via the page: “¡Gracias, Maestro!”

“Una Manzana para El Maestro”
To our delight, the pictures were later featured on the fb page!

But that look on DJ’s face would make any teacher glad to have already retired from the classroom!

16 July 2014

¡Feliz Aniversario! ♥

Happy 15th Anniversary!

I make this my profile picture on fb...

And fb asks: “Who were you with?” (Hee! Hee!)

At The WILDS Couples Retreat in mid-April 2013
(Taken with a cheap cellphone!)

At Casa Pueblo (Punta Ballena, Uruguay) in early July 2014

15 July 2014

Thoughts on Music

We have a saying in Spanish:  “Tell me with whom you hang out, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

I’ve been thinking that this saying could be applied to the music we listen to. Which singers are we spending most of our time with? What about their personal lives? Are they examples that motivate us to love our Lord Jesus Christ more? What counsel are they whispering (or shouting) into our ears?
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
~Proverbs 13:20

“Dime con quien andas, y te diré quien eres.”
He estado pensando que este dicho se puede aplicar a la música que escuchamos. ¿Con cuáles cantantes estamos pasando la mayoría de nuestro tiempo? ¿Qué tal las vidas personales de ellos? ¿Son ejemplos que nos impulsan a amar más a nuestro Señor Jesucristo? ¿Qué consejos nos están dando al oído?
“El que anda con sabios, sabio será; Mas el que se junta con necios será quebrantado.”
~Proverbios 13:20

03 July 2014

Pray for us! (July Ministry Report)

We recently sent out our July Ministry Report.
Here’s a recap in pictures:

FEBU students, enjoying an outing: a pre-World Cup
friendly match between Uruguay and Northern Ireland

Winter Bible School at Iglesia Bíblica Maranatha in Pando:
Wonderful involvement by the youth group!

Praying for fruit from the Word taken home...

E’s School Program in mid-June
“...pray that He – the ultimate “blessing” of Psalm 67:1 – will continue to save, so that the nations of this earth might glorify God for His mercy.”

(As always, you can read the entire ministry report at: Good News from a Distant Land.)

Do pray for us!