Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Lanzamientos are what we do once a year in all our Bible Clubs. We work with youth and college age kids so our program coincides with their school year. Their school year is just beginning and so the Clubs do a big kick-off activity to start their ministry year with a bang. It's hard to explain exactly what a lanzamiento is so I'm just going to post some pictures of lanzamientos in three different Clubs that Jader and I attended. These youth get really creative when their plan their lanzamientos!!!

Lanzamiento de Tabernaculo

Lanzamiento de Elim

Lanzamiento de Encuentro con Cristo

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nica Food

I have a great love for Nicaraguan food! I'd like to share with you what we often eat here in Nicaragua. It's one of my favorite meals. It's called gallo pinto. It's basically beans and rice but you cook the beans the old fashioned way and not straight out of the can. Also you add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and some seasoning. Jader and I eat it several times a week. Often for breakfast, but really any time of the day is great.

Also something very Nicaraguan are plantains. They are really big bananas that you fry. If they are ripe they come out really sweet and if they are really green they come out more like a potato.

I also added a picture of one of my favorite things. It's cheese that you cook in a pan. It's called queso ahumado and it's one of the best foods on the planet. We buy it on the street outside our grocery store. They have a huge block of it and they cut off chunks and sell it to you just like that. Most Nicas fry their cheese but I usually put a little Pam and it's enough. I try to be healthy if at all possible.

Jader and I will be looking around for furniture tomorrow. As you can see he's sitting in a folding chair. :) But thankgoodness we have those folding chairs and they are actually quite comfy.

Well, as time goes by I will continue to share with you some of the foods we eat over here in Nicaragua. Yum!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wedding Photos!!!!

I've been wanting to share these for a long time and now they are up and ready to view. Here's a slideshow of our wedding! It was at a place called the Kyle House in Bryan, TX and we kept the wedding pretty small. We had around 85 to 90 guests. My pastor Butch from Living Hope married us and the Director of Word of Life, Guillermo Aguilar, also had a time of sharing during the ceremony. The background music was classical guitar and my aunt sang Amazing Grace (Chris Tomlin version) and Mayra and Andrea Aguilar sang a bilingual version of Great is Thy Faithfulness. It was a bilingual wedding. We actually did our vows in Spanish! :) I hope you feel like you are there as you view the photos!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Apartment pictures

I have not disappeared off the face of the earth. Im sure you may think that! We have been busy situating ourselves into our apartment along with doing a week of outreach with my home church Living Hope. I want to share with you all some photos of our apartment before the cleaning and set-up. Some came out a bit blurry because the camera can be really sensitive and Jader is not used to it. But, you will be able to get an idea of what the place is like. I have the wedding pics to share but I will have to wait until I can use my personal laptop which I dont have access to right now. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these pictures and I will be posting wedding and Living Hope Outreach pictures soon. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

A new life together

Jader and I have been married for 26 days now and we are loving married life!!! I'll be posting wedding pictures soon along with apartment photos. We arrived to Nicaragua one week ago and are getting settled in to our new home. I look forward to sharing more with you shortly!