Monday, July 26, 2010

Breakfast Time

I love our mornings together. Once Rosa and Caleb are up, their little tummies are ready for breakfast. Once they are settled and eating, we read the Bible together. There are pauses for answers to Rosa's many questions about what we are reading.

I find breakfast is the perfect time for Bible reading with small children. They are still sleepy-eyed, and a bit calm. They are also happily eating.

This is the most peaceful part of our day, before the craziness begins. I love it :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Simple yet complicated

I would have to say that life on the mission field is simple. Hanging clothes on the clothes line. Baking from scratch. No TV. No air conditioning or heat (not that we would ever need the heat!). Many of the people we minister to do not have any kind of electricity. Most people do not have cars and simply walk where they need to go. Life is less complicated, in terms of technology and material possesions. With less distractions, life is simple. More focus on family time. Board games and evening walks.

Yet at the same time it is complicated. As in more work! Hanging laundry during rainy season is quite a challenge. And baking from know that it is time consuming. Another example is travel within the country. Our country is the size of Massachusettes, yet it would take probably 5 hours to drive across the entire country (thanks to 2-lane highways and rugged mountains). Also remember earlier that I said most people do not have cars? They tend to walk along the highway...even walk across the highway, if needed. Along with cows, donkeys, and sheep, the roads can get crowded!

Maybe this post is just a big oxymoron. I think that friends on the mission field, or those who have visited will understand that life here is simple, yet complicated.