Eight and a half months in. We’ve been living in Costa Rica for quite a length of time now, and it shows in everything that we’ve learned. We’ve discovered that Jenn is an incredible teacher and she desperately wants her own classroom to teach in. I learned that I am called to teach and that my gifts lie with older kids, or adolescents. And above these, we’ve discovered our calling as a couple; in short, we are going to be light and life to people around us (if you want to know more about our thoughts here, we’d love to share them with you via email). These three things warrant this trip, let alone the rest of our newly found knowledge.
Considering these things, we are beginning to get a bit antsy to return to the States and begin this next adventure. But, we are continually encouraging each other to live here, in the present, now. So, the last 3 weeks have brought some interesting adventures.
Jenn continues to explore new Caribbean recipes, with plans to try Rondon (from the English ‘run down’), a mixture of fish, coconut milk and any available starch. Ceviche is also on the menu. Both of these require fish, which is a new item on our budget menu since I picked up a new hobby; spear fishing. Whenever possible, I take my homemade spear and sling and scour the underwater rocks for hiding fish. I’ve been successful on a number of occasions, including a lobster dinner one night. What fun!
|Chris w/his new buds, Abie & Nathan Reed|
|Dana, Amy, Shawnte, and Brandon with our 2nd graders.|
|Jenn still tutors Danie twice a week, a really bright 6 yr. old.|
|Assuming the role of judges, they decided that Chris was |
guilty of murdering Mrs. Savage!
Thank you for your support and prayers. Please be praying for my Aunt Cindy that she has a speedy recovery, and give praise for the miracle that she has already been discharged from the hospital! Praise God!
Chris and Jenn Savage