|The view from one of the house sites|
Friday, September 9, 2011
A faith strengthening week!
Well it's been a very emotional rollercoaster this week and one that really has shown us the Jehovah is looking after us. First of all about the land - the Vendor of the last property called us back and said we could have the property for $11k - well ok we thought we would still do it, so Mark went off to get the papers for it and took them to the lawyer. However we were not very happy that he was upping the price and were unsure it was all totally the right land to persue. Anyway the Brother who was helping us rang and arranged to come an pick us up again today because he had found something better for us. So we went for a look-see and as you can see from the photo - it really is beautiful. If we buy it, it will be helping the vendor (he is a witness too) because he has just learned he has cancer and is very worried for his children if the worst thing happens (his youngest is only 4 years old). He only put this property on the market this week, so let's hope it all works out for both our sakes.
One thing that has been worrying me a little is that if we buy the land we are virtually sinking all our living money into it so we knew we would have to get a job as soon as possible. Well once again the unbelievable happened - we have received a job offer - to look after this very beautiful house on the coast! It will only take 2 days a week to care for it so it will not interfere with our primary objective - teaching the only solution to the worlds problems. Coincidence? I think not!
While it will be sad to leave Cuenca and we will miss it and our life here - the opportunity really is too good to miss.We will be getting paid as well as free rent, utilities, internet etc. So we start in November, which gives us time to get the visa, and break it gently to our congo that we are leaving.
The kids are going to stay here in Cuenca - Amanda needs to stay with her Chinese group and Aaron will look after her of course. An amazing thing happened for her too this week - she had signed up to teach english to chinese people by the internet and got her first student. When he found out what she does here in Ecuador, he asked if one lesson per week could be a bible lesson! AHH YES!!! Isn't that awesome?
As I say - Jehovah really is showing us that we can have every confidence in him and it sure builds up your faith when you see it in action. So we are about to start a new adventure in our lives - what do you think?