Quotable Moments with 5 year old Jordan


This summer, Jordan has amazed us with her whimsical attitude toward life and her eccentric use of the English language.  Some of her most recent quotes have just been too good not to share.  Here they are:


“Grandma has some flowers called ‘hello-biscus’ (meaning hibiscus, of course). That’s my favorite flower.”


That’s my favorite place! (Said as she pointed out the car window at a cemetery – must have been all the flowers!)


And my personal favorite:

“Mom, what do you call this?”

“Cantaloupe or musk melon.”

“I can’t remember that. Can I just call it ‘Joe’?”




ProMETA's First Graduation


On April 30, the work that began as an idea over 13 years ago culminated in the first graduation of ProMETA students ever!  Two Costa Rican students were present for the event (the third was in Colombia, putting his education to use by training leaders) here in San José, and three others attended “virtually” from their native Venezuela. There were some 50 guests in attendance, and we were joined by an estimated 100+ others who watched the live stream of the ceremony online.

The students gave testimony to the impact that ProMETA has had on their lives and ministries, and their families proudly rejoiced with them as they received their diplomas. The graduates have spent upwards of 2500 hours in study, work, and prayer to reach the goal of receiving their master’s degrees. Along the way, there have been many trials and tribulations on the part of both the ProMETA team and our graduating students, but God has been faithful, as He always is. May this be the first of many graduations, and may our graduates continue to impact the Spanish speaking Church for the glory of God!
If would like to see more of the day (even though the videos are in Spanish), take a look here:

Good Friday Activities


On Good Friday, Lindsay and I decided to take a ride on the motorcycle out of town to get some fresh air and some big views of the beautiful Costa Rican countryside.  Being Good Friday, a most important day in the life of the Catholic Church in Latin America, we came across a re-enactment of trial and crucifixion of our Lord Jesus in every small town that we passed through.  Below are scenes from three such events.

The Moon: It's so big and round....


It's really nice to have someone in the house with a nice camera.  While finishing up dinner tonight, I saw the moon rising and it was really clear and bright.  So, we broke out Lindsay's camera and started shooting.  16 shots later, we hit the right combination that yielded this:

Conversation with Jordan


Conversation at the doctor's office today:

Jordan:  Did you take care of me when I was a baby?

Cette:  Yes.

Jordan:  Did you take care of me sometimes instead of Meghan and Lindsay?

Cette: Yes.

Jordan:  Because you like me best?

Cette:  No, I like all three of my girls the same.

Jordan:  But, I'm the cutest.  Look at me.