It’s been a year and a half since I wrote a post on this blog. That’s terrible; I’m sorry.
Moving on, I’m going to try to keep up with this blog a bit more.
Here’s a little of what’s happened in the last half-year.
- June and July: finished the school year, got a chance to visit a beautiful natural park an hour out of Bogotá, and visited my siblings, home church, and friends in Michigan.
- End of July: came back to Colombia and visited Jaime and Paula and the church they minister in in Medellín (8 hours northwest of Bogotá).
- August: school started. August is kite month, and I love kites, so I flew my kite.
- September: more school. This year, I’ve been focusing more in my classes on instruction on why we learn and work and do the things we do as human beings, and on how this is based in God’s blessing to Adam and Eve in Genesis 1:28 (ESV), “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
- October: school continues. I took a trip to San José del Guaviare again to encourage the believers at the assembly there. Also visited the local zoo near Bogotá. God’s creation is amazing.
- November: school still continues. I’m the homeroom teacher for twelfth grade (see picture), which involves helping them raise money and decide where their senior trip will be: a growing experience for all of us. As the ECA motto goes, we’re “Training for life.” I also drew a new comic over at fallingfifth.com.
- December: Finished the semester. Presented a Christmas play with my local church at our church and two others. Celebrated Christmas and New Year’s in Bogotá with my parents and Deb. I also turned 28.
- January: Started the year by going to a camp in Sta. Rosa de Cabal, about 8 hours west of Bogotá where my parents were invited to give talks on marriage and family. I finally made it to Lake Guatavita, where the Legend of El Dorado was born (see the panorama below; the lake is to the right). I bought myself running shoes and have gone running once so far (not including my morning sprints to the teacher van).
God bless you all. Keep in touch.