Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Visit From Joseph L.

Our friend, Joe!!

As you can tell from the picture above, Joseph Lawrence isn't just any ordinary Joe! I took this picture while he was goofing off with the "gift" I got for Mother's Day! I hope he doesn't get mad at me for posting it!! 

We were blessed to have hosted Joseph for the last two weeks of May. He was a really great addition to the family. While he was here, his main focus was to work on his Spanish. Each morning he studied at a local Spanish school. In the afternoon he did more studying, as well as, running errands having to do with his visa, his teeth and his violin (Not necessarily in that order!!)!

I wasn't having my finest cooking moments while he was with us, (sorry, Joe) but he always ate what was in front of him without any complaints. He even said that he was happy that we were having left over Arroz Con Leche for dinner (again!), because he had missed eating it at the Facultad!

Joseph is in Bolivia studying at the Bible School in Camiri that our friend, Mark Mattox, founded and teaches at. He will be in Bolivia for a total of five months! Joseph is a good friend of Rudi's younger brother, Ben. They both are from Chehalis/Centralia, WA area!!

We had him on the "will work for food program"; so he also helped with some odd jobs around the house and yard. One project that I wanted done was in the backyard. He and the boys had worked together to get a huge stack of uncut wood out of one of the sheds in the backyard. I wanted it cut and put neatly back in the shed. They had started cutting the pile with a handsaw, but did not make very fast progress. I came up with the idea of using a skill saw to cut the rest of it up. They got it done in one afternoon. I was pretty happy with them!!
Pile of wood....before!

Project in process!
Emily even got in on the action.... I don't have an after picture yet, because I hope to turn that corner of the yard into a flower bed with a tree. Come back later to see an "after" picture!
Emily, Myles, Clancy, and Joe working hard!!
Joseph is planning to come back and visit us for the month of July and maybe some of August! He was so easy to have the two weeks he was here, that we are looking forward to his return.

Que vuelvas pronto, José!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you were able to host Joe and that he was such a good help and great fun!