There is nothing like Jet Lag! Around 6 every evening, one feels like everything is simply shutting down for the night. Your mind no longer cooperates, your body can only slink itself into whatever soft surface will have it! They say (That nebulous authority figure which has spoken over every area of life) that it takes 1 day for every hour difference. That means we'll start to feel normal beginning in February! At least we can look forward to that!
In the meantime, we are back in the Southern California area, living in the Finfrock house. Dan and Debbie, Dad and Mom, Grandpa and Grandma have been such a wonderful support to us and we are so thankful that they continue to allow us these prolonged stays. Their gracious hospitality is legendary and we have been the thankful recipients once again. At the same time, we are readying our house in Highland for re-occupation. We are assembling the necessary furniture and have begun doing some painting. By the end of this week, we should be able to move back in to our Rustic Lane home. To all who have donated, offered to donate or offered finances specifically toward this end, Thank You very much! We are so grateful for the body of believers who have taken the initiative to bless.
With regards to things in Spain, we ask for your prayers to continue to be with Pastor Carlos Casco and his family, as well as the church in Jerez De La Frontera. We received word Saturday morning that one of the members of the Church, a wonderful brother, Domingo Avila, had lost his mother. We are saddened by his loss and we have been praying for Domingo and his family at this difficult time. At the same time, Pastor Carlos and his family are busy moving into our place or rather, their place! They have quite a task before them, and we are praying that they will be able to move in in as smooth a way as is possible.
Speaking of the Casco Family, their website is up and running here. There is a permanent link on the right hand side and I would encourage you to check out what is happening there. The Casco Family took us in, treated us like their own from the very beginning, and in a way, really took the place of the body that we are apart of here, there in Jerez. Our experience has left us bonded to them for the rest of our lives. We will never forget their graciousness and their giving spirit, which was the norm, not the exception. They are missionaries of the best kind, faithful and willing to be ambassadors for Christ in a very difficult place to minister. For our part, we wish to continue to bring attention to their ministry as much as we possibly can, for lacking the ability to be there physically, we have not lost a desire to support them. So please, take a look.
Oh, another issue with Jet Lag: Long Blog entries!! Wow! It doesn't explain when I am not lagging and there are long entries, but I'll blame this one on that!
Blessings To The Friends Of Spain,