Thursday, November 29, 2007


Freddy is 12 years old and has 1 brother and 1 sister. He is the newest member of our little league soccer team. When we had an opening for the team, everybody wanted him and he quickly accepted. His older brother Alex is our sub-capitan.


Maykol (pronounced like Michael) is 13 and has 1 brother and 5 sisters. He is fiercely loyal and the kind of person that you can depend on in a crisis situation. He's part of our regular crew when we have guests. Maykol is also one of our little league soccer players and is doing great in school.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Nelson is 15. He is one of our two time soccer champions on our big league team. Unfortunately he was removed from the team this year due to his own actions. He has had a rough year. He has spent time with the wrong crowd, made some bad decisions and saw his close cousin shot right in front of him. Nelson is a great person with a huge heart. He is a natural leader and always very helpful when we have guests.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Thanksgiving is not a national holiday here, but since I’ve been here it feels like every day is thanksgiving. We thank God in LC every time we pray. No parades here, but we did have a nice downhill skateboarding session. What a blessing! After our session, we played some indoor soccer and then our annual Thanksgiving Day Marbles Tournament. Roberto won the big marble award this year and all of our finalists went home with extra marbles.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Carlos Enrique or Lápiz (pencil) because he's so skinny is 13. He lives with his mother and little sister. He does not know who his father is. He was in seventh grade this year but was pulled out by his mother because he was failing. It was a disappointment because he is a very bright kid. He was introduced to the joys of hard labor and as a result he will give school another try when it starts back up in February. Lápiz is also a singer in our church and one of our little league soccer players.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Roberto is 11 years old. He has 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Roberto is the goalie of our little league soccer team and also won a championship with the older team before the league became more strict on age requirements. He is also one of the singers for our church. Roberto has been illiterate all of his life. We have been working with him on a daily basis and he is beginning to read for the first time.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bienvenidos amigos!

Welcome to my blog! This might even be a sign of the end times. Hopefully this will be a nice alternative to the alleged monthly newsletter. At the very least I'll share some sunsets.

I believe that when we get over our "stuff" (material and mental) and reach the point in our lives where we can be happy with just a sunset; that's when God can decorate our lives with the cool stuff of eternity.

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.