Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Roof and Wheels

Here are a few pictures from some recent adventures. We've been doing well, now we are mobile with wheels of our own and will also be moving into a house of our own (Thanks to God & Aunt Lottie Moon!!) Pictures of both are posted here.

Thank you so much for praying for us about finding a house. We hopefully will be moving in this week on Thursday. We've had a nice temporary place to stay in Quito but it is a true answered prayer to have found this permanent place in the Valley. It was taking a lot of time to look for a place (we had looked at approx. 20-25 places) and it is now one less thing to worry about. We will have to put more pictures on the blog at a later time. It has a great view and a nice little yard. By the way, the whole building won't be ours, we will be staying in the second floor.
Here's our truck. He needs a name (we are open to suggestions, please write them in the comments section). It's been pretty fun driving around and having that option open after about three weeks of riding public transportation. We will still ride buses now and then but it is nice to have our own vehicle. Driving is a bit crazy but a bit tame compared to Kampala. The biggest thing I've noticed is people can't make up their mind about what lane they want to be in, so a lot of times they'll just take "their half right down the middle of the road" (I think that quote is courtesy of my supervisor, Phil Calvert). Another problem with driving is displayed in following picture...
They sure start the drivers out awfully young. The poor little guy has to stand on the seat and lean forward just to see. ;) I recommend clicking on the picture to enlarge it so you will be able to fully appreciate it.

I guess this is all for now. I hope to post some more pictures later on and give more of an update.


Blogger Shari said...

Car Names:
Shari says: Eduardo
Doug says: Eduardo or Jessica (only if you don't like the truck)
Jarred says: Bantu
Deborah says: Eduardo or Jerome
That's all that's in the office at the moment.

Love, World Relief

5:03 PM  
Blogger Matt and Rebecca said...

I think you should name the car Mertle and you could call it "Mertle the turtle" since it is green.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Mom and Dad said...

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6:35 PM  
Blogger Mom and Dad said...

Ben and Christine,
Love your house. So glad you have a permanent place to live. We can't wait to see it for ourselves. We sure are enjoying your blogspot. Take care of each other and we will continue to pray for you and all you are doing in Ecuador.
Mom and Dad

6:38 PM  
Blogger Laura_Paul said...

Hi Christine and Ben!!

We enjoy catching up with you guys on blogspot. We think you should defintally go with something along the lines with a turtle since it is green and it has a shell for a name for your truck. Also maybe Hulk. Your house looks beautiful. Very nice. We set up a blog. Not sure how this works all yet, but our username is

Laura and Paul

5:00 PM  
Blogger Laura_Paul said...

Ok, my mistake. Our blogger is http://laepme.blogspot.com/


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