Monday, June 6, 2011

What's in a day?

Interested in knowing what our schedule looks like? Last week Dustan forgot both his and Weston's spanish class, and I forgot to work at El Sendero one day. Something I do every single day. Dustan says it is because we are old. I say my brain just can not handle another thing. It's on overload. But who knows? I did find a grand canyon of a wrinkle on my forehead. Dustan might have something on that old thing.

9:00 Becka meets with Rocio
9:00-10:00 Dustan has class
12:00-3:00 Work at El Sendero
7:00-9:00 Becka has a Bible Study with Estellamarise

10:00-12:00 Becka has Spanish classes
12:00-3:00 Work at El Sendero
6:00-8:00 Dustan has a Bible Study at El Sendero

9:00- 12:00 Team Meetings
12:00-3:00 Work at El Sendero
3:00-5:00 Marcus and Michael have guitar lessons
4:00-6:00 Dustan and Weston have class
6:00-9:00 English Club at El Sendero

8:00-10:00 Dustan has spanish class
12:00- 3:00 Work at El Sendero
2:00-4:00 Spanish Class
Evening (reserved for family night)

8:00-10:00 Dustan has spanish class
12:00-3:00 Work at El Sendero

9:00-12:00 Michael and Marcus has worship team practice (dustan sometimes uses this time to mow the church lawn.)

10:00-11:30 Church/teach Sunday School Dustan is also the church treasurer so he takes care of and records the church offering.
6:30-9:00 English club/Bible Study

So, those are our weekly duties. Of course you have to add a few hours a week for paying bills (oh for an online system or even a POSTAL system!), 3 hours each day to school Weston, housework, cooking (HA), 3 additional hours of Spanish homework each day, prep time for our classes and Bible studies and you can see why my brain is on overload. I really need to print up a schedule and post it somewhere I look everyday.

Did you know that we are asked several times a month to do additional Bible Studies? We just do not have the time. Our schedule may look bare to you 40 hr a week workers, but please do not forget that we must walk everywhere, that we do not have modern conveniences (like a dishwasher or clothes dryer), our every day living takes a tremendous amount of time in comparison to what it did in the states. Just trying to get money is a half a days event, (especially if the ATM says they gave us money and didn't), also we must keep up a blog, newsletter, prayer emails, and support raising.

I am not writing this to complain, we love our live here, we never want to stop doing what we are doing, but I want to convince you that the need is more than we can possibly meet. WE NEED MORE MISSIONARIES. It's simple. Our church has asked us to start Awana's, we have English students who want to meet with us one on one. One of the English schools recently asked us to help with a drama club, our church needs help with the youth meetings, there is a couples group we would love to help with, and recently a new Bible study was started out in Catamayo that Becka would especially love to attend.

Everyone of those is an opportunity to share the gospel. And everyone of those are on our "WAIT" list.

Every missionary on our team has a similar story to tell, and I bet if I asked our missionaries in Ghana, Russia, or China they would say the same thing.

We need money. Yes.
We need supplies. Yes
We need prayer support. Yes.
We need care packages. Yes.
We need encouragement. Yes.
We need more money. Yes.

But what we need most of all?
More people.

Think about it. Then say yes. Then write me and I will help you follow through.

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