2 Cor 4:16-18

15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


Update #1

January 27, 2013

This is what Em said this am:
I have been re-emitted to the hospital. Seems that I had some left over meds or some gasses from the surgery in my system. They rose to my back, and gave blood clot signs and / heart attack like symptoms. Took a second ride in an ambulance. Spent the night in the ER and cardiac unit. All clear.

They were discharging me when the doctor came in and said that I had a mass on my lung CT that they wanted to check out. It was 5 cm by 8 cm. (they did a CT when I came in to check on blood clots from the surgery). When I had Julia I had a CT and they found a benign mass that was 1 cm by 2. Seems it has gotten larger.

So they called the IV team and got me again. There are not many veins left for them to poke.
…..please pray for endurance and emotional strength and quick healing!!

Some health problems…

January 25, 2013

Emily is recuperating. They were returning from NC and stopped to see family in Chattanooga, where she was hospitalized. They have released her to stay at her uncle’s home, but needs to be cleared on Tuesday, to return to Alabama. She will not be able to fly and return to Bolivia, for at least 3 weeks. Please pray for physical healing and energy. She won’t be able to lift the kids or anything heavy, for the next month or two. I don’t know if everyone was aware, but the Lizarazus have not have very much money each month and they are trusting that God will bring new support in. Please pray for God to raise up people to be a regular supporter for them. She said it’s $500 a month for food and some months they only receive $300. – friend

Swimming up to Our Necks

February 15, 2012

Hi,  we are swimming in water up to our necks.  Literally!  The roof is still not shingled and we have had torrential rains.  I finally broke down and made Eric buy more tarps (now watch it be Sunny Cochabamba again).  Everything was getting ruined.  So, on that aspect, I am not so good.  Don’t think I like “fixer ups” too much.  We have two working bathrooms but the toilet paper is now soggy and not fit to use and so it goes.

The kids love school again this year.  I am noticing that not one of them can spell in either language.  I have hopes they will come around this year.  They seem to have good teachers and they are with good friends.  It will be hard for them not to do afternoon PE because of the drive…

We had to put our pretty dog down.  His breathing got worse and worse…  But before we did, he mated with our female and had the most beautiful lab looking puppies.  We gave them away all except one and we named her  “Mercy Me!”  Said with a Southern Accent.  But, now for more dog news.  I asked a family at school if they could loan us their male for a time so we could have more puppies.  Then they came to us and asked if we would like to have him, pedigree and all.  Then they offered their female, pedigree as well.  The puppies here sell for 200 female and 250 male.  Anyway, I see it as God’s gift.  I gave the last guys away knowing that the Dad was so sick when he mated that I didn’t feel well about someone paying for a dog that just might not be 100 percent.  I fought with who to give them to and when I gave one to the orphanage, God gave me two classy dogs.

We had some trouble this month with our account.  The bank sent us a refund for an ATM transaction that did not give us what we asked for way back in November (the notification letter went to my sister in AK).  It was for 200 dollars.  Anyway, we had had a few low months on our account where we almost didn’t make it.  So, then, I freaked!  (no roof, school fees and school starting…no money this month–now give me a break! — I freaked!)  But, when I sent out a letter the church jumped in AK, because they had not put money in the account this month because they do automatic transfers and their computer was not working.  Anyway, we came out OK in the end.  I just look like a money hungry fool to those who still have been giving.

Well, lots of news on my end.    We are sleeping in a tent with real mattresses.  Not a bad night in a large tent with 7 bodies.  It warms up nicely.  (It is a tent we bought in AK at a garage sell for 50 bucks.  Worth every penny!)

Our house and the kids

November 14, 2011



We hope to have roofing materials by Thanksgiving