Friday, January 31, 2014

The Movie!!!

Here's a video of the week-basically some pictures and video clips.   It was an incredible week, and as always, God continued to show me my need to depend on Him and the fact that in Him is the hope and peace that we ALL so desperately need.  Loved these songs, loved the scenery, love God's goodness.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaias 41:10 NVI
Asi que no temas, porque yo estoy contigo;
no te angusties, porque you soy tu Dios.
Te fortalecere y te ayudare; 
te sostendre con mi diestra victoriosa.

Isaias 41:10 Quechua

Ama manchakuychu, qanwanmi ñoqaqa kashani, 

ama pisipaychu, ñoqaqa Diosniykin kani,
ñoqan kallpachasqaykipas yanapasqaykipas, 

ñoqan hap'iykusqaykipas atipachisqaykipas, nispa.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

In honor of Australia day: Anzac Biscuits

My friend Kate gave me this recipe when I was living in Bolivia so I could properly celebrate Australia day when I no longer lived near any australians!

1 c. rolled oats
1 c. plain flour
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. grated coconut
2 T. Golden Syrup
1/2 c. butter
1/2 t. baking soda
1 T. boiling water
pinch of salt.
Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together and set aside.  Melt syrup with butter.  Mix soda with boiling water and add to syrup/butter mixture. Then add to dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. 

You can get the Lyle's golden syrup at World Market (or maybe in the import section of other big grocery stores).

Sunday, January 19, 2014

To Bolivia and back-forever changed.

This is Neymar.  His parents travelled with us-his dad was the bus driver! (*aren't bolivian babies just the cutest???!)

In case you hadn't heard-or if you wondered we all made it back from Bolivia.  Definitely a great time with some really neat folks.  I'll be posting things to the TEAM blog, so keep checking there for pictures, reflections from team members and maybe even a video or two...
I was so blessed by the group of young people who are excited to know the Lord and serve Him--even when they felt miserable or the work was less than glamourous.  The weather was much rainier than usual and so we had a smaller turnout (some kids walk very far, but due to rain and flooded rivers they couldn't make it).  But we definitely enjoyed the ones we did get to see!  I will write more soon! 
Here's our team. 

Before we loaded the bus for Potosi. 
During.  This was the last village we stayed in before showering!!!
After.  This is us at the airport with a few visitors from previous trips.  Eliana and her son Jesus travelled with us last year (far left), Edwin far left sitting on floor was my first patient ever, and Waldo (far left holding Jesus) is the dentist/clown that travelled with us for the first 4 trips.