Here´s a fun fact: In
the states there are June bugs, in Costa Rica there are May bugs. This is one
of the few times where the American bug is bigger than the Costa Rican bug.
There have been some
fantastic surprises the past few weeks. One week, the church bought a new
guitar and bass for the worship team! This was a great addition to add a balanced sound to the music. Often times the vocals would be drowned out by the drums and piano. We have amazing singers, so we want a sound system that will show them off! That´s why, the next week, we were excited to find
new speakers! To have a new functional system is amazing. However, the best
part is feeling the church´s support behind us as a worship team.
A clear sound for
worship is nice, however it´s only a small aspect. Worship is a matter of the
heart and a lifestyle as well. Last Sunday, the church had a guest speaker who
hosted a worship workshop. He gave a refreshing perspective about leading the
congregation. It was wonderful to see people from the church attend, not just
the worship team.
There seems to be a
new addition to our routine. After walking the dog to the field, we have ended in
a soccer game with a group of kids. A great surprise was seeing one of the boys
the next week as a new student in Selah school! Eros (Our dog) has become quite a celebrity among the children. They literally run from all corners of the school yelling his name in glee as we come walking by the school.
After observing how
well behaved Eros (our dog) is, the neighbors asked for help in training their
new puppy. The fun challenge is that their new puppy is a 5 month old, waist
high, goofy Great Dane. We spent a lot of time teaching this dopey dog how to sit and to follow his owner. A big part of training the dog, is training the owner. Cailene taught Juan different tricks and exercises that he can practice at home. Juan did a great job positively reinforcing his dog. Training the dog also gives a chance to learn some English vocabulary. The English words are shorter and easier to command. For example, instead of ¨Sientense!¨ we use, ¨Sit!¨ What a difference!
there´s always surprises. I feel that this month has been a good example of
that. Spontaneous soccer games start, plans are canceled, new students sign up,
and car brakes go out, anything can happen in a day. However, there are constants
as well. There is a beautiful sunset every night, refreshing people to enjoy
conversation with, and a God that will provide for every need. Praise God for
surprises! Praise God for constants! May is a good month.