Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Journal

      Yesterday we had the youth group over and we took them to our favorite swimming hole. An hour later we heard someone screaming and as we looked over we saw a snake and a mouse that had fallen into the river. The snake was so intent on trying to eat the mouse that that it was unaware of us. All the girls went screaming out of the swimming hole, and the boys got a thrill out of chasing them with the snake and the dead mouse. I was especially entertained by it. No matter where you live snakes are gross and boys love to chase girls with them. So needless to say our outing for the morning ended in a funny way.  Our life here is full of unexpected adventures and we love it!

Cornelio is taking one college class to continue working towards his masters degree. I just finished my first year of college. Some of the classes are in English and some in Spanish so it has been a real challenge for me, but I enjoy it. 

Cornelio has been biking a lot and this has been a good sport to invite others to join him.

I play my saxophone for special occasions and at church once in a while so others can be learn and playing the keyboard. We are trying to grow and train new musicians. 

      Our private English and music classes in the evenings are going well and it continues to be a great way to meet new people and grow our outreach in the community. The school keeps us busy as we are the only staff. We are the principle, secretary, and teacher. Also we clean, prepare classes, correct papers, handle all parent questions and information and schedule changes. It is a big responsibility, but the outcome and growth from this is more than rewarding. God has a purpose and a plan for us here in Costa Rica and we see it daily as He teaches us and opens opportunities to learn and be bold in who He made us to be.
God Bless,
Cornelio and Cailene

Psalm 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise him!!