Monday, August 04, 2008

In Tenerife

Sorry for not being able to post since I arrived in Tenerife. Levi and I arrived 4 days ago, and we are finally feeling adjusted to the time difference. I don't have words to describe the beauty of this island. We read Psalm 104 the other day, and it had new meaning as we looked up at the great Teide volcano. We are encouraged by what we see God doing here in the hearts of the Tinerfenos that are coming to la Iglesia Cristiana Fuente de Paz y Esperanza (Fountain of Peace and Hope Christian Church). There were about 50 people at church Sunday (excluding all of the short-term team members). Many new people are coming and showing interest in learning about Christ.

This morning Nathan and I met with our pastor (Todd, who is here also), and the missionaries that are working here. We talked for a few hours about our fit/the need/etc of our possibly moving here. There is definintely a huge need for the gospel to go forth. There are perhaps 2000 people out of 1,000,000 that have a relationship with Jesus Christ on this island. There are many towns that have no Christian church.

So, we continue to pray and seek solutions for the schooling situation for our boys. Here it is mandatory that kids go to school at age 3! There is also a law that teachers cannot correct or repremand students. So, as you can imagine, the classes can be chaotic. So, we have to decide what to do (it is also illegal for Spaniards to home school).

I will try to post some pictures at some point. I don't have any pictures on this computer I'm using. If not now, then when we get back to the states.

Thank you for your prayers!

1 comment:

Parkers said...

I'm so glad that you made it safely and are adjusting to life there! You are in our prayers as you look at transitioning and what that would mean for your family.