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Photo of the JUNGLE and MORE!

Monday, April 21, 2014

I often say that I live on the Equator in the jungle but this photo will give you a better view of my house. It is the long white duplex next to the brick home, overlooking a river leading the the waterfall. I can hear the water rushing over the waterfall from my home and sometimes I have to really listen carefully to know if it is RAIN I hear or the WATERFALL. Rain can really be loud in the "tin" roof of my home, even though the attic mutes it. I have no glass in my windows, just screens, wooden slats and bars. The bars are placed at the same level as the wooden slats so I can not see them from the inside. They do protect against thievery though.



I'm having fun spending ministry money, money people have given to me to give to various projects where I see fit. Since I will leave for retirement at the end of the year, I am using up the monies that are in my account, even as every month more dollars comes in. What a blessing from the Lord, but also a responsibility to use the money wisely. Here are two of the recent projects.

The Kanda church has a young pastor who does not have any furnishings in the parsonage. I had a table and chairs made that will stay in the parsonage for his use, and also for future pastors. Here is the young pastor with a few of the members, trying out the new table!



I have already written about the new ceiling that the Nursing School is getting to get rid of the bat dirt infested old ceiling. It is my donors who are paying for that ceiling. It already SMELLS better in the school!! The work will finish this week.



Today's Positives:
1. Today is a National Holiday and the students and Profs are not working!
2. I am having those students who are here over for a potluck dinner today at 2pm and then we will watch a movie (dvd) together. Half the class are on vacation so I will have them over at another time.
3. So far my eating is ok today. I will get my walk in before the students arrive for the potluck.

Thanks to everyone who sent me Easter greetings in various ways, through blog comments, page comments and goodies.
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GINA180847 4/24/2014 12:27AM

    You lead an interesting life.

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LMMIMI 4/21/2014 11:22PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TERMITEMOM 4/21/2014 8:29PM

    Wonderful place! I love the table. You are not only providing for the pastor, you are also giving work to local artisans. This is great. Bon lundi de P‚ques Carolyn!

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LINDA! 4/21/2014 5:58PM

    I think this looks like such a wonderful place to live. Enjoy!

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KATHYJO56 4/21/2014 5:22PM

    What a lovely view you have from your home! You will probably miss the sound of the river and the waterfall when you leave to come back to the States. Using money for ministries is an awesome responsibility. I just know that you pray about each and every one and from the looks of your pictures, you are doing wise things that are badly needed. Hugs, kathy

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DIDMIS 4/21/2014 2:42PM

    How interesting. I love where you live and would love the sound of the waterfall. I know it is fun to spend monies given to us for the Lord's work.
It blesses them, those who give and we who are responsible to see it goes where it should
Irene

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SWEETNEEY 4/21/2014 12:14PM

    You're life is full of bounties.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/21/2014 11:57AM

    Keep up the awesome work! WoW you have an amazing view and to hear the waterfalls, oh wow, I can't imagine. Have a great week!

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ALIHIKES 4/21/2014 11:22AM

    Love the photo and description of your home. And the photos of the projects selected for the donations were priceless, what a difference the improvements will make for years to come!

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TINY67 4/21/2014 8:46AM

    You're doing a great job.

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KITT52 4/21/2014 8:18AM

    just spectacular ...thanks for sharing

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 4/21/2014 7:43AM

    How fun to get to see those projects completed! God bless you as you prepare for retirement. I know about the paradoxical emotions that go on during times of leaving and settling.
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Folks often ask me which I like better - U.S. or Brazil? I respond with - both have advantages and disadvantages. That is not what they want to hear but I cannot choose between them!
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CALIDREAMER76 4/21/2014 7:27AM

    I so love it when you post pictures. In fact, I came on your page to show my daughter one I thought you had, but couldn't find. A photo of the sign that indicates where the equator is.
I doubt I will ever see Africa first hand, but through your eyes is just fine by me. =)
Thanks

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MAMISHELI53 4/21/2014 6:49AM

    I know what you mean about how loud rain can be on a metal roof! When in the jungles of Peru it has drowned out conversations!
What a blessing to be able to spend money to help others in the Body of Christ!

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CHUBBY_MOM 4/21/2014 6:13AM

    WOW, what a view! emoticon emoticon

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PINKHONEYLILY 4/21/2014 5:52AM

    Keep up the awsome work. emoticon

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He is ALIVE!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

JESUS is ALIVE. He is ALIVE INDEED!
Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

  
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SPEEDY143 4/21/2014 2:41AM

    Amen emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 4/20/2014 6:40PM

    He is risen indeed, Alleluia! We celebrate His victory over death. Happy Easter!

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DIDMIS 4/20/2014 4:58PM

    Amen, He has risen. We had a wonderful church service and I sat with one of my spiritual families. I know you had a wonderful Resurrection day.
Then went out to lunch with another spiritual family and they paid for my lunch.
Then home to be with my Spark family. Soon I'll take a nap. A big long one. emoticon

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KATHYJO56 4/20/2014 3:17PM

    He lives ad I am rejoicing! emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 4/20/2014 12:33PM

    He is risen, just as He said!

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ZELLAZM 4/20/2014 3:21AM

    Same to you, Carolyn - have a great celebration!

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GRANDMAFRANNY 4/20/2014 3:10AM

    WHOOPS !! GOOFED. IT WAS TO SAY TO HELP EACH OTHER.

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GRANDMAFRANNY 4/20/2014 3:09AM

    WHAT A JOYOUS DAY THIS IS !! WE CAN REALLY SAY "HE HAS RISEN !! WE ALL SHOULD TAKE NOTE WHY WE ARE ON THIS emoticon. AND HERE IT IS. NO HELP EACH OTHER. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

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Slowly but Progressively!

Saturday, April 19, 2014



I'm making a little progress. I did walk 5 times this week, and that is good.

Last night we got together to watch the movie "Frozen" I think that everyone enjoyed it. Most of us had not seen it before.
Tomorrow is Easter and I will be celebrating with the Kanda Church. In the late afternoon we Americans are having a dinner together. I'll try to blog again tomorrow.

Today's Positives:
1. I will be working in the Attic today and a Nursing Student who wants to earn some money is going to help me.
2. I walked five times this week.
3. It's SATURDAY!

Thanks to my many SparkFriends who read/comment on my blogs.

Happy EASTER Weekend!




  
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SQUIRLY13 4/20/2014 12:04PM

    Happy Easter! emoticon
I loved Frozen......

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TERMITEMOM 4/19/2014 9:06PM

    Have a blessed Easter Carolyn!

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DIDMIS 4/19/2014 8:19PM

    Have a great Resurrection Day my missionary friend.
Irene

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MJREIMERS 4/19/2014 6:05PM

    emoticon emoticon job! Keep up that walking and have a great Easter.

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CALIDREAMER76 4/19/2014 5:42PM

    Blessed Easter to you Carolyn!

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RAESUN54 4/19/2014 5:01PM

    Happy Easter to you and congrats on walking 5 times last week. Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend. emoticon emoticon

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 4/19/2014 9:40AM

    Good work!!! Happy Easter from over here to over there!!!
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MOM2ACAT 4/19/2014 8:47AM

    Way to go on the walking, 5 days is great!

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter!

I am looking forward to church tomorrow myself, especially since I have missed most of the services in the past weeks because of health issues.

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ZELLAZM 4/19/2014 5:28AM

    Happy Saturday before Easter - and Happy Resurrection Day in advance! WTG on your 5 walks!

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Idea for Easter Egg Hunts!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some of you will be coloring eggs with your children and then hiding the eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt. Well, this photo was on facebook, source unknown. Here's a hint for this year's hunt! Too Funny!!!



Today's Positive:
1. It's too early to be up (before 4am) and I'm going back to bed.
2. I have the whole day ahead of me..... and I plan to use it well.
3. ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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TERMITEMOM 4/16/2014 7:10PM

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GARDENQE2 4/16/2014 11:34AM

    Growing up in Wyoming, we often had to wear boots and snowsuits while hunting our eggs! White eggs would have been more of a challenge.
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GINA180847 4/16/2014 10:45AM

    I need to train my dog to smell eggs!

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MOM2ACAT 4/16/2014 10:36AM

    We've had Easters like that here in Michigan!

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LJCANNON 4/16/2014 9:38AM

    emoticon The sad part is, it took me a minute to get it. Kind of like Golfing in the Snow, LOL!!

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MAMISHELI53 4/16/2014 4:13AM

    That IS funny!

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SPEEDY143 4/16/2014 3:10AM

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RD03875 4/16/2014 2:07AM

    That is funny!

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KATHYJO56 4/16/2014 12:05AM

    This was funny because on Sunday it was 82 today and today it was 24 with snow. Go figure. Have a Happy Easter.

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CALIDREAMER76 4/15/2014 11:53PM

    With us getting snow, the photo was perfect, thanks for sharing. I shared it back on Facebook =)
Blessed Easter to you Carolyn!

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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 11:05PM

    Now that is what I did for about two days. Have a good rest.
I guess I am dense but I don't understand the picture.

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Staying away from Nursing School!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So why would I be staying away from the Nursing School? I've still been going down to the hospital to check on half of the students who continue to work, even though the other half are on vacation. BUT, the nursing school itself is getting a make over. It has had bats living in the attic for YEARS so this week all the ceilings are coming down and new ceilings going up. The holes in the attic screens were patched so the bats can't get back in. I'm allergic to bat dirt so I'm staying clear. I did take a few pictures though. These two photos were taken of the first room of the school after the plywood ceiling was down, while the bat dirt was being swept out. The second was of the men finishing up the new ceiling finishes in that room.





Three new ceiling fans will be installed in that large classroom. The one that was there before only helped the few people sitting in the center of the room. Now we profs will have our own fan as before we got no air!!!

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Today's Positives:
1. The ceiling renovation project is happening this week in the Nursing School, including the installation of three new fans!
2. There are no nursing classes for the next four weeks so I have time to work on other projects. One project for me will be doing 20 hours of Continuing Education for my Nursing license renewal.
3. Our hottest season here on the equator is March and April and those months are nearing and end (not over but nearing an end).

Thanks for being so faithful at visiting my blog. Notice that I don't say much about my healthy living changes.... and weight loss... and so forth.................... because there is not much I want to say right now!
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TERMITEMOM 4/15/2014 10:42PM

    Yikes! Bats can be dangerous. You are right to stay away...

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KATHYJO56 4/15/2014 5:44PM

    It is wonderful the to see the progress that is being made with the care of the nursing school. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I look forward to them.

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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 3:02PM

    Looks like it is going to be clean, cool and comfy when they finish. You are getting things done while you are still there.
Thanks for the pics.
Irene

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MOONGLOWSNANA 4/15/2014 2:40PM

  You got my attention with your title! I would stay away too. I hope you enjoy the new fans and keep cool while you carry on! Also enjoy your time off and your studying! emoticon

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GINA180847 4/15/2014 1:16PM

    I am not comfortable sharing a space with any animals except cats and dogs. Good bye bats! I went to that site about those condos in Windsor at the old school. Wow, huge and gorgeous. Definitely worth getting into.

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WHITNEYLD 4/15/2014 12:28PM

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ALIHIKES 4/15/2014 11:24AM

    Great that they are remodeling! and you are wise to stay away. My home was so dusty and dirty while my kitchen was being remodeled! No bats in the ceiling, but little mice had lived in among the insulation at one time ....

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KITT52 4/15/2014 9:43AM

    emoticon ..no more bats in the ceiling

have a healthy day

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SHIRLA7 4/15/2014 8:27AM

    Yay! for getting rid of the bats! That doesn't sound pleasant at all. How nice to have clean well ventilated rooms to work in again. And a nice break for you to take care of other matters. I am also having problems getting back on track, so don't feel bad. I know that doesn't help but you're not alone. I love hearing about your adventures and the positive notes at the end. emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 4/15/2014 7:49AM

    The renovations are going to be very nice. I am glad you have some time for studying for your Continuing Ed to renew your Nursing license. Enjoy your day, Carolyn. emoticon emoticon

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DMEYER4 4/15/2014 7:02AM

  sounds like the school is going to be nice and cool. have a great day

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ELRIDDICK 4/15/2014 6:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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