Saturday, March 23, 2013


I love watching Food Network's "Chopped"

We watch it religiously here on the island.

So today, I had some of the leftover goat cheese from last night's dinner with David and Priscilla and decided to make a dessert with it.

You've seen how many goats we have here roaming the streets.

So I mixed the cheese with fresh guava juice and brown sugar.

I then hollowed out some pears, and boiled them in water, sugar, a raw cinnamon stick, and some fresh guavas.

Lastly, baked them in their own juice and stuffed them with the goat cheese.

We had them with this amazing ice cream on the side.

It was gerd ("good" in my Madea voice)...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Latest Photos (March 22nd)

Loved this view of the stratus clouds from our apt...

Yes...bad quality. I zoomed on the Iphone, but it became very very noisy (photographer's term for "grainy").

This was it during the daytime. We were out today (Mar 22--10:30am) doing a census-type work looking for hispanics to invite to the Memorial.

We're finally eating lobster!!!!!!!
We've got to be at David and Priscilla's house today at 630pm, because we gonna get our grub on.

Ahhh!!! We SOOO appreciate these kinda meals now.

Also, you know how back home, one lobster dinner would be $35 US?

Well here, David and I got ELEVEN lobsters for $51US.


That's $4.63 per lobster. Wow.

A few appetizers we had at David's house before eating. I feel poor...taking photos of this stuff. 


Nice wine from Italy that we had...really nice!

Jalyn...ready to eat dinner

Out of the 2 pugs that David and Priscilla have, "Chloe and Zoe", this is Zoe.

I recognize her by the white hair on her face.

Yes...I have nothing better to do.

Steak, 3 lobsters (2 on plate, went back for a third), & red mashed potatoes, smothered in a whisky mushroom sauce.  Mmmmmmmmm....(homer simpson voice)

 Begging for my food.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I hate monkeys

I know that sounds cruel...but these monkeys are evil.


Before you continue, some people may consider this post to be a little...hmmm...gross.

If so, turn back now. Ok, you've been warned.

Now, the brothers here already warned us about the monkeys here, that they can be very vengeful. For instance, if you see one and throw something at it, it will pick it back up and throw it back at you.

They don't turn the other cheek.

So I woke up one day, came into the kitchen to get ready to make (you guessed it) oatmeal, when I see this monkey running across the gate. 

So I scared him! 

Bad idea.

You saw the direction in which he ran, right? Well he ran towards our car. 

When we get to the car, to head out in service, guess what the monkey had done?

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Yes...that is exactly what you think it is...




I had about 8 local brothers confirm that this was what I feared it was, and when they saw it, they almost died. But they kindly helped me get it off.

I won't mess with them again.

EVIL...pure evil

The worker deserves his wages

So I'm in the store the other day with a liiiiittttle bit of money.
We need food, paper towels, soap, etc. Candace has been having a major case of STS (sweet tooth syndrome) also, but of course, we can't afford that stuff.

So after I get done getting the majority of the needed stuff, I have only a little money left (like $60EC or $22US), but that has to go in the gas tank.

So I'm like, "aggghhh, I can't even get any chicken".


So I didn't pray about it, cuz, I mean, who prays for chicken

Jehovah would probably look at Jesus like, "ok, so, you won't believe what he just prayed to me about..."

So that night at the meeting, a sister says, "I need to talk to you all".

So we get outside and she gives us 2 big bags...

What's inside?

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A writing tablet for Jalyn, which Candace had been looking for. The sister has no idea we need one of these, btw.

This was soooooo good on meat.

Oh, btw...

THREE bags of chicken. I didn't have enough money for one

Jehovah gave us 3.

The sis also made this juice that was soooooo good.

I was reading Luke 10:7 for my Bible reading the other day:

. 7 So stay in that house, eating and drinking the things they provide, for the worker is worthy of his wages

Know what this scripture means?

Here's what the Insight book under "Wages" says (so cool):

The hospitality and material assistance extended to those exclusively devoting themselves to the interests of pure worship may be referred to as wages due them, according to the principle: “The worker is worthy of his wages.” (Lu 10:7; 1Ti 5:17, 18) 

So when we pioneer, serve as C.O.s, needgreaters, missionaries, etc, Jehovah knows that we have sacrificed many things, if not all things, for the Kingdom. So although we honestly don't deserve anything, when nice things are done/give to a person who is serving Jehovah full time, Jehovah looks at those kind acts as "wages due".

Wow...Jehovah is amazing.

Working for Jehovah is the most liberating thing that can ever be done. 

Oh, btw...want to know where we're thinking of serving next? 

Hint: April Watchtower (study edition)

The need there is RIDICULOUS.

It's still in the air, but we're about 90% sure as of right now.

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You've heard of Noni juice, right?

Well, here's the fruit. 
A sister named Avril pulled one off of a tree the other day in service.

I'm really wondering if I can bring summa this stuff back and plant it. 

Wonder if the weather will kill it.

Went out in service and walked in this lady's backyard to grab some.

I eat the seeds too.

Where some ppl play soccer. Mountain in background is waaaay bigger than in this photo.

Right before we walked into Gloria's house across the street.

Love these colors.

At Gloria's house about to study. Playing with Ester.

Wonder if Jalyn will remember this stuff.

Trying to "gourmet up" our oatmeal breakfast.

Milk, fresh mango (like, directly from the tree), and peanut butter.

Hey, it works when you're hungry.

Jalyn being an old lady.

I have officially started calling her "Cora Lee" when she starts acting old.

I made breakfast!

Man, you can get so inventive with the stuff you have in your fridge.

Wanna buy some pizza?
(you'd divide this by 2.7 to get the US dollar price)

Oso and Baby
(at the meeting)

Rev. Woody Wright
(according to Jalyn)

Jalyn posing for photo at zone visit

Jalyn's hair is growing
(4 years old)

Beautiful view that we have when we get out of the car

How we get to our apt...walk down the side close to the gate, and we're there!

This is the gate the monkeys are always running up. 

Our view at night 

(when we get back from Thurs meeting)

This is one of the craziest signs I've ever seen.

Close up

At Carmen + Enrique's house. Enrique is in blue shirt. This is where we stayed when we first arrived on island. Felt strange and reminiscent when we went back over.

Mylene is the one with the blue cup...who knows what in it. She's one of the special pioneers; her husband, Irving is across from her (can't see him).

Again...sorry for the delay (demora)

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