January 2008

I think January set the record for the fastest-moving month here yet.  Nathan hits the ground running every morning and it’s hard to make him slow down!  He designed and built 2 more websites this month for fellow missionaries.  He’s also trying to maintain all our existing websites, so that’s been a good chunk of time this month.

Jan 9th-11th, Nathan and Jimmy were down in the Zoque jungle again, doing more work on the Pure Water Project.  They were able to visit 3 villages that they’d never gotten to before, and were excited about that.  While they are in the homes setting up the filter system, Nathan turns on a short 3 min. sermon from John that has been translated into Zoque.  That’s been a huge hit and the people love it!  We’re really excited to see how God is opening doors for the Pure Water Project… He has certainly been in it and working through it.

A little later in the month, Nathan and Jimmy took another jungle trip… this time out to where the Lacandon Indians are.  The purpose of that visit was to track down readers for the recording of the Bible for audio distribution.  It was one of those situations that made me realize all over again “we’re in another world here…” because we can’t just pick up a phone and call these people.  To reach them, you have to make the 6 hr drive out to their village and ask around for the person you are looking for.  They may be out in the fields working somewhere, or moved to another village, and you just have to keep looking!   But they did eventually get in touch with the guys we need, and arranged for them to come here tomorrow and begin the recording!

Another exciting part of January was laying some ground-work for a brand new project that we’re starting on!  There was a lot of planning, phone-calling, material purchasing, etc. going on.  We’re anxious to see this one get off the ground.  But you’ll have to wait for next month’s newsletter to heal about it. 

We are leaving tomorrow morning (Monday, Feb 4th) at 6 am for a quick run to the US.  Unfortunately, it will be a really fast trip up to Dallas and back so we won’t get to see many people.  But we’re excited about what this trip will mean for so many aspects of what we do here!  We will give you all the details of the trip in next month’s letter, but much of this past week has been spent preparing for the journey!  We’ll all be going this time, making the 24 hr drive to the border in 2 days.  We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we make our way North on the terrible roads.  We often joke that the government should be paying *us* to drive on their toll roads… not the other way around!  We honestly have seen pot-holes big enough to swallow an entire semi!  That is strange enough, in and of itself.  What’s scary though is the lack of warning you get.  On occasion there will be a cone in the road, sometimes a few rocks, other times there’s nothing at all!  You definitely have to be on high alert when you’re behind the wheel here.  All this to say… please keep us in your prayers!  We’ll be doing a lot of traveling the next few weeks.us and back so we won’t get to see many people.  But we’re excited about what this trip will mean for so many aspects of what we do here!  We will give you all the details of the trip in next month’s letter, but much of this past week has been spent preparing for the journey!  We’ll all be going this time, making the 24 hr drive to the border in 2 days.  We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we make our way North on the terrible roads.  We often joke that the government should be paying * Dallas .  Unfortunately, it will be a really fast trip up to USWe are leaving tomorrow morning (Monday, Feb 4th) at 6 am for a quick run to the

 

 

We pray that you’re doing well, and we’re grateful that you’re a part of our lives!

Julie for the Terrells