Showing posts from August, 2005

Please pray

Eileen's mum was rushed by ambulance to hospital yesterday with massive internal bleeding. She was stabilized and has several blood transfusions. The doctors will investigate the cause of the bleeding after the weekend. Needless to say it was a bit of a shock to get this news, so please pray for Eileen's mum (also called Eileen) and the rest of the family.

Family photo

Family photo Originally uploaded by stephentrew . Here is a photo of us outside church in August 2005.

The Weather and more visitors

Paraguay has some dramatic changes in weather during winter. Last Friday it was 38 Celsius, it dropped to 24 on Saturday and 14 degrees on Monday. This morning there was frost and it was 4 degrees. We have two jumpers and a fleece on and it still feels cold. Last Friday we wore shorts and T-Shirt. Some more visitors from Northern Ireland arrived last Friday (and commented how hot it was!). They are now freezing in Conception with our SAMS Ireland colleagues, Claire and Alison. Among the visitors is Hannah Collins. She is a great friend who worked with Eileen in preschool for a year. She returned to Ireland in February 2004 when her dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This is her first time back in Paraguay since then. She went up with the team to Conception on Friday and is coming to stay with us later tonight. It will be great to catch up. Secondary exams started yesterday so there is a large pile of maths papers I need to mark.