Showing posts from April, 2014

Our Easter

  Our Easter Celebration began on Thursday with the school Easter program.   The entire Elementary performed a couple songs and quoted John 11:25-26.   Then the high-schoolers took the stage and did a reading and drama of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.   They also did a stick dance to the song, “Arise, My Love” which is performed by Newsong.   That night, we ate some left over ice cream from one of the classes’ parties (with permission, of course).   Actually, it wasn’t JUST ice cream.   We feasted on ice cream sundaes! The Gang going to the Coast! We got home and packed up our bags to be ready for the drive to the coast on Friday morning.   We left our home at about 7 AM and headed up to a sweater village called “La Ligua.”   Unfortunately, many of the shops were closed due to Good Friday, but we still managed to find a few treasures along the way.   ......sitting on the side of the road.......waiting.... Then?   It was off to our rented apartment in our r

Family Fun Day at SCA

Brian waiting for the fun to begin......(the neighbor put his hat on Brian to lighten things up) Phyllis showing the kids how the "Clothespin to the chin"  game is played (notice the size of her bucket) For Family Fun Day this past weekend, the school administrator and his wife recruited help to put on a Carnival for the children and their families.   It was a privilege to be a part of, and there seemed to be a good turnout.   There were different stations for the children to play games at and earn prizes, and there were also stationary fun things like an inflatable slide and a cotton candy machine.  One of the SCA students in action.... she was much more advanced than Phyllis ;0) My station was a game in which the children had to put a clothespin on their chin and drop it into a bucket below.   Depending on the size of the child, the size of the hole was adjusted.   The kids did a GREAT job and really seemed to enjoy it! Everyone was asked to bring a sn

Student Share Time

Welll?   This week has proven to be full of challenges and successes like the many preceding weeks.   One of the great delights of this week was getting to Friday and Student Share Time.   What IS Student Share Time?   Please, sit down, relax, and let me tell you….. When I started out this semester, I really wanted to encourage the children in speaking the English Language.   As I sat thinking about ideas of how I might do this, I asked the question, “What makes ME want to try and talk in Spanish?”   Hmph.   That’s easy.   When I get to talk about something I like or know about…..hmmmm…….and THAT was the beginning of an idea.   I drafted a letter home to parents, explaining that I would like each student to make a poster that included pics (drawn or actual) of things their child liked, about their family, about their friends, etc.   I went on to say that each child would get a turn over the course of the semester to have a “share” time when the students and teachers would g


Just a quick note about the earthquake that took place in Chile yesterday.  We were about 1,000 miles south of the epicenter of the quake.  We didn't feel anything down here in Santiago. Please be in prayer though as we do have some team members serving in Northern Chile where there was power outages, and no water supply.  We have heard that they are ok, but from the sounds of it, there is lots of damage!  Here's a map to show where the earthquake took place.

FIDAE 2014

I (Brian) had the privilege to go on a field trip with some of the high school students.   We went to a show called FIDAE.   It is an exhibition of aerospace and defense which is held every two years in Chile.   This show is the largest in the southern hemisphere and the fifth largest worldwide.   It serves as a trading platform and brings companies from across the globe to show-case their aerospace and defense systems/products. Even the US brought some planes down from Texas     I enjoy guns and defense systems, but this place seemed like out of a movie.  The hangers were broken up into countries like Israel, Russia, USA, France, Turkey, and more.  All the big name companies were there and there were some really cool things to see!  Towards the end of the day we were able to see an F-16 start up and take off.  It performed many complex manuvers right above us.  It was truly an awesome thing to see!!  The day wrapped up with a group photo of the students that