Sunday, February 17, 2013

Internet down

Just in case anyone tries to contact us, either on Skype or MagicJack, the family that has the internet on is going to be in Trinidad for 2 months during the school for couples.

So we'll be trying to get internet this week. So stay tuned!

Btw...our st.kitts number is:

869-765-1483  me

869-765-0434  candace

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

You've got some catching up to do...

Here are our latest videos that, for the most part, catch you up.

He did it again...

Job 42:5 isn't my favorite scripture for nothing...

Candace and I say all the time that we're glad we came to St. Kitts in the manner that we did.

Of course, we don't advocate going to serve in a place without visiting first, but Jehovah knows that if we had visited St. Kitts first, we very likely wouldn't have returned, primarily because of the expenses.

However, not having much has allowed us to see Jehovah's hand in a marvelous way, a way that we wouldn't have seen had we had a lot of money.

Some of the brothers on this island have laughed a lot at the things Jehovah has done for us like, "man, how is Jehovah doing that for yall???" We'll then get to talking about something that we'd like to happen or see; for example, say someone said, "man I wish there was Wal-mart here", they'll say, "just have Candace and Jason ask Jehovah for it..."

To illustrate the point, let's rewind to the last few months...

The car we've been driving has been giving us a bit of trouble; the engine keeps running hot. The mechanics here are T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E., I mean, to the point that Jalyn could probably do a better job (I am SOOOOOOO serious).

So after spending money that we didn't have to fix a hose leak, the car is still running hot. So I go buy engine coolant to replace the water (yes...water) that these mechanics have been putting in the radiator.

That doesn't work still runs hot.

Then I notice that neither the engine fan nor the radiator fan turn on when the car runs...ah ha!!! .

I let out a deep sigh, and prepare to go to the mechanic for the 9th time in the last 30 days (ah man...they suck so bad here)...

He tells me "tun deh cah ahn"...I guess that was "turn the car on".

Ok, I turn it on...

"Leave it runnin", he says...

I leave it running for 5 minutes, just watching money dripping out of the gas tank. "Where is he??"

I go look for him, and he's in the office sitting down, hanging with the receptionist. *sigh*  "fight the anger and bad thoughts in your head, Jay..."

He sees me, comes "works" on the car, and says, "I can't figga it out, we need to call meh boss"...

His boss comes and can't figure it out either. *sigh*   "fight the anger and bad thoughts in your head, Jay..."

So the boss sends me down the road to this Indian guy named Neil. *sigh*

Here's the fun part...

So at this point, on Tue, Feb 5, we have $9.50 to our name, and I pray to Jehovah, "Jehovah, you know we don't have any money, please let us get this fixed."

You know what I do next, what I literally do next? As I'm waiting in the car for Neil to see me, thinking about what I just asked Jehovah, I stare at the big, green, cloud-covered mountain that's about 2 miles away, and guess what I imagined happening?

Matthew 21:21

I used my imagination to "see" it happening.

So guess what happens next?

First, Neil fixes the problem that's been lingering for over 4 months... YAY!!!! it comes...There's an awkward silence for about 5 to 6 seconds.

We're both staring at the hood...silent.

I'm thinking, "oh man, he's waiting for me to hand him some money", but I'm waiting on him to tell me how much.

He says..."ok, just close the hood and you're good to go..."

In my head: "wait...excuse me?"

He fixes it for free.

I'm screamin in my head, "MAN, JEHOVAH, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Then I hurried up and drove off before dude changed his mind.

Would I have prayed that to Jehovah had we had the money? Probably not...

When the slave says, "use trials to see Jehovah's hand",'s no joke.

If you don't put yourself out there, you'll never know.

As a good friend put it (you know who you are), "it's ok to be scared"...

I think leaving your job, house, country, congregation, "securities", etc, and experiencing Jehovah's hand elsewhere is like going on a roller coaster...

You're excited, excited, excited, and then you get to the top, and you look down and you're like, "no no no no no no OH NO...NO...AHHHHHHH!!!!!!",

and you drop...

But when it's over, you catch your breath, and you're like, "DUDE, THAT WAS SO STINKIN AWESOME!!!!!   LET'S GO AGAIN!!!"

It's ok to be scared, but once you just shut up and trust Jehovah, man...

You won't regret it.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sorry it's taken so long!!!!!! Perdonen la demora!

There must be someone to blame...

The thing is, there's an iphone cord to usb that I need in order to upload my posts, right?

Well, the elder that's been letting me use his cord ended up needing it, since it also acts as a charger, so anyways, I haven't had it.

So to avoid a super-long post of backed-up stories, I'll just fast forward and post the photos...

The videos are coming later.

So we went to a sister's job who let us swim, eat, and just all around pig out.

Candace participated first.

On our way to the beach...hmmmm, look at that view. 

This is actually my main screen image on my phone now.

Jalyn's service hat...that she "borrowed" from Candace.

Jalyn putting on "earrings" during the meeting.

For our first restaurant night out, Candace, Jalyn, and I went to this so called "great" Indian restaurant called "Bombay Blues" (look it up on Tripadvisor), and we get there late. 

So we ask, "what's the favorite?". It was this garbage. When the waitress brought it out, and said "enjoy", Candace and I looked at each other like, "I know she didn't", and "she betta be pranking us".

It was soooo obviously just re-heated out of a pot, and it tasted like 2 day old Alpo. 

Some of the brothers told us how crooked restaurants can be here, in that they know it's not fresh, but instead of giving you a discount, they still charge you full price.

Never...ever again.

147 days

That's how many days we've had oatmeal here. We've been here a little over 4 months, but we've only had something different for breakfast 8 times.

Yes eight.

That account about manna is taking on a brand-new meaning, it really is. I mean, after a while, you stop focusing on, "ahhhhh, I'm so tired of eating this garbage!!!!", and you start thinking, "ok, Jehovah's feeding me...Jehovah's feeding me".

We just switch it up...

Oatmeal with peanut butter
Oatmeal with papaya
Oatmeal with Yogurt
Oatmeal with raisins
Oatmeal with...endurance

How we are drying our clothes...back to old school

See how tall Jalyn's getting?