Saturday, March 01, 2008

Piranha fishing and some great news!

First for the great news. Sandy and Farrel, Scott's parents arrived yesterday to stay with us for three weeks! This is such a blessing as it's been far too long since we have all been together. They will also be a big help with school which is a huge blessing for me right.

The second piece of news is a huge answer to prayer. The registration papers for our mission have just gone through in Mozambique! After waiting a year (we were told two weeks) everything is falling into place. Right on time! Praise God with us for his answer to this huge request.

Now back to the Amazon. One of the highlights of our trip was fishing for piranha. The first afternoon we headed out onto the river with a large group and stopped along the shore to fish. With a bamboo rod, a line, and a crud hook, we put on some raw meat and threw in our lines. It wasn't long before the rains came, which meant we were soaked, but when I caught the first fish, I didn't care! The kids enjoyed it so much, that they begged to go back the next afternoon.

This time, we ended up with our own guide (no rain) and headed into the bush (literally) to sit under a thick grove of trees along the shore. While the day before our group had only caught about nine fish, this time the five of us caught twenty-five! Our guide--who could catch a fish at the blink of an eye--patiently taught us a few tricks. We even got to eat out catch!

More photos soon!



  1. I am so glad things are working out in Mozambique and that Scott's parents will be there. That is wonderful.
    The fish with lime look delicious.

  2. Sounds like you're having a great time with the family.

    I received your novel, _Recipe for Murder_. It looks great! I can't wait to get into it! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    God bless,