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our day...

I am at home with Abigail and Carolyn.I told the girls we could watch a movie after they finished their bath, and Carolyn asked to watch "Jesus" (we recently got the movie "Magdalena", which tells the story of Jesus from the perspective of Mary Magdalene).We have been joined by two young ladies and their older brother, our neighbors.I smile inwardly as they sit, captivated by the words of Jesus.Even spoken by an actor, these words have a peculiar power.


The girls have gotten bored with the dialogue, and are rough housing together.


Alex is out this evening, meeting with a local Wounaan family.They are relatives of his, on his dad's side, part of the Cabezon family.They asked him to come and pray with their family about a conflict they had with the church.Alex doesn't know the details of their history, but hopes to be a tool of reconciliation in their midst.


We visited their house two days ago.At the door sat three men, carving tagua nuts to sell to tourists.…

Visits and the Red Cross...

Today was a good day. Long, but good.


After getting up and having breakfast, we headed out to the Red Cross headquarters, several blocks from where we live.Our neighbors had told us that they were offering a free clinic for a couple of days, and I wanted to take advantage of that to have the girls see a dentist. I still haven't totally figured out the local health center here. The one day I tried to go, all the doctors and nurses were on strike, and the health center itself had been closed while they were removing some fiber glass ceiling panels.I was trying to work up the gumption to try again.


So the free clinic seemed like and easier option.We arrived around 9:00 and there was quite a crowd there.To make a long story short, we spent the rest of the morning there.We did have to wait awhile, but the results were worth it; a visit to the dentist including a fluoride treatment, a free tooth brush and tooth paste, two immunizations that Abigail needed, vitamins for Abigail (who is …