It’s a web-log, you know?

Every once in a while, I realize that Sav and I haven’t updated the old blog in a while. Invariably, the next thought is, “So what should we write about?” Sometimes I want to write about ideas, fun facts, or philosophy. But is that why people read our blog? to hear me ‘wax poetic’ as an amateur thinker? I don’t think so, because this isn’t an op-ed or a magazine article. It’s a blog or to put it 90’s style: a web-log. So let me make a log for you then.

Amos is six weeks old. Our baby book says that this is peak crying time for most babies. I believe it. He’s getting bigger and stronger all the time. Sav takes care of him during the day while I’m at school. On days when I have after-school tutoring at La California, Savanna might have him from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm all by herself. Some of these days are tough and remind us that we live so very far from family.Amos Week 3-9

Speaking of La California, we had 3 students from La California come to school to interview and and do admissions testing. They were so nervous that the admissions tester asked them to come back a second time when they had worked some of the jitters out. We haven’t heard yet from the admissions committee if they have been accepted. Please pray that they will be given the opportunity to start 7th grade at La Palabra de Vida next year.

Palabra de Vida is nearing the end of the school year. ‘Summer’ break begins in December and runs ’till early February. The seniors have just 3 weeks left until their national exit exams. I’m sure they’ll all be fine, but a few have yet to definitively prove that on a practice exam…

As you may remember, Savanna and I (and Amos) are planning to return to the states in June of 2015. That gives us just enough time to finish up with the ministry goals we’ve set for ourselves. Recently that has included finding more science teachers to come down and carry the torch. I’ve been doing a lot of online ads and interviews. Already a few candidates seem promising! It’s a little awkward to be a 24 year-old on this side of the interview table… I guess I should say: If you know anyone who would want to come to Costa Rica, teach science, and build the Costa Rican church, my email is


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