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.

31 August 2014

Creativity!

The bad news is: He loves to play with water...
At the sink...
In the bathroom...
 
The good news is: He comes up with some fascinating inventions...
 
A Water Machine”
 
He also enjoys coloring and/or drawing now and then...

A Nest”

“Another Nest”
 
And this one is definitely my favorite: I love how he communicates motion in it!

“El Abu, Running”
 
We love you, Abu! Get well soon!

20 August 2014

Humor Multilingüe

Viviendo en esta casa multilingüe, suele haber abundante oportunidad para el humor.

Hace poco, mientras preparaba cocoa para los chiquilines, les advertí: ¡Cuidado! Está caliente.

Enseguida se oía una vocecita en el comedor, cantando: Es su sombra la que buscan los calientes al morir...

A este nene le encantan las palabras que riman. Y le apasiona jugar con palabras.

En el campamento de Paysandú estaba re-contento porque nos quedábamos todos en la “Cavani-a”.

Y en un almuerzo hace poco se gozaba de estar comiendo “Susana-horias”.

10 August 2014

Thank-you, LORD!

Today – August 10, 2014 – Jona would be 20 years old...
 
We miss him more than ever...

I’ve been wanting to write a good blog post... Words fail me...

Our loving Shepherd reminded me of a gem I found in late July of last year, while sorting through papers, preparing for our move to Uruguay:


I remember writing that specific prayer list for Jona when he was just a toddler...

And on this day that would have been Jona’s 20th birthday, I rejoice that our Savior graciously and abundantly answered – and is continuing to answer – those prayers...

06 August 2014

Sharing a (Recent) Family Photo

 
My title for this one is: “(Mostly?) Happy Family” J

04 August 2014

FEBU: Paysandú 2014

Last week twenty-three pastors, missionaries, and other church leaders gathered in Paysandú, Uruguay, to take advantage of a long-dreamed of opportunity: the first in a series of college-level block courses for pastors (and others already in full-time ministry) offered by FEBU (Facultad de Estudios Bíblicos del Uruguay).



El Mate Amigo – siempre presente…
(Our friend mate [mah-tay] – was always present…)



There were many (very literal!) “Round Table” discussions…




We also made some memories as a family...

We enjoyed the traditional, regional dessert: Postre Chajá…


looked across the Río Uruguay to Argentina on the other side…


grew more fond of our fútbol than ever… DJ expressed great concern that the daily soccer scrimmages started without the singing of ¡Orientales, la patria o la tumba!” (i.e. the national anthem!)


...grew to love our Vanessa more than ever...


...made our own fun, running all over the camp, playing with a new little friend.



We now look forward to the blessings of FEBU’s second semester, starting this evening.

Pray with us for the success of the Gospel of Christ in Uruguay. And rejoice with us because our God delights to answer those prayers!