Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yo quiero una cracker?

We encountered these beautiful parrots at one of the open markets yesterday. This vendor had set up "shop" outside a building along the street and had mostly clothing for sale. We bought red beans here - they were the nicest beans we saw anywhere - for 16 lemp or 80 cents per pound. I loved the second bird with the blue around his head and tips of feathers. He also had some pink/red under his wings and tail feathers. He was a bit more shy than the yellow-naped parrot who climbed onto Debi's hand.

We went to the movie night at church last night and saw Fireproof. Fantastic movie!! I cannot say enough good things about this film. Great action, good acting, wonderful storyline about a firefighter who's marriage is on the rocks, and it delivers a tremendous message of hope. If you have not yet seen it, I encourage you to do so. Even the kids seemed engaged by it.

The church is a good place to take in a movie - they serve free popcorn and punch! They draw a pretty good crowd, too. There were several Spanish-speaking people from the colonia (movie had sub-titles, so if they could read, they were ok), a new mission team who had just arrived, and many of the church regulars attended. Towards the end of the movie, Don was getting bitten on the legs by mosquitoes or something, so the minute the movie was over, he hopped up and said "I'm getting out of here - they're eating me alive!" And he wasn't kidding, he had lots of bites. He said "I hope these aren't the malaria carriers". Yeah, me too. This morning, the bites had nearly all disappeared!

I'm so happy to report that my sis is back home and doing well following her cardiac cath and stent placements on Thurs. Thank you all for your prayers on her behalf.

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