Friday, August 08, 2008

What's up in Bogota...

Here's some key points of interest to fill you in on what I'v been up to.

First of all, in silly news, I tried baking in Colombia. Sound stupid? Well baking in HIGH altitude (8,000 ft) is no joke! I tried my hand at brownies. I followed the "high altitude" directions and, well, they were a HIT to say the least. Brownies aren't common around here. They were a LOT more "fudgy" than normal but I actually like them better that way.


Yesterday they threw a "welcome home" party for me at Grace's house. It was actually held outside in her apartment complex but it was fun. We ate, played games, and just had some nice fellowship. It was also a going away party for another missionary from Germany named Astrid. She has worked in Colombia for 11 years and is headed back home to take care of her elderly parents. So it was kind of a bitter sweet party. But fun nevertheless.




I got my Colombian I.D.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled. After three visits to the appropriate offices, I finally got my Colombian "Cedula". This is actually very important as at any given moment you can be stopped on the street by the police and asked to present your Cedula. So, I'm official. I only had one week left before I became illegal. So it was good timing. Here's some proud pictures of my newly acquired residency!



And lastly, Yomaida and I turned in our papers to an apartment owner and are waiting to hear back. Its quite a process and you practically have to hand over your life to them for the approval process. Bank statements, copies of IDs, a total of six references, and a co-signer. So yeah, if they decide that we are worthy of the apartment we should be hearing back from them in the next 3-4 days. Pray hard! That's all for now folks!

QUOTE: The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals

5 comments:

CA RN to Honduras Missionary said...

YEAH!!! Yeah for your ID card - yeah for your apartment! will pray :-)

Jill said...

I think you should make me some brownies when I come visit, which I wish was soooon because I really miss you and want a zoe hug/ quality time :) Whats your current address? or Your work address maybe???

Jill said...

I wrote it and no, Im not trying to send you into a depression, just trying to get myself out of one :)

mikepettengill said...

wow...mug shot...

Jill said...

I do believe its time for an update!