Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Reachglobal Lead Team in California

Reachglobal is an organization that takes healthy missionaries, healthy teams, and healthy partnerships seriously. We are thankful to be privileged to work with some amazing leaders from the around the globe, and could not do so without your support and prayers. This year, our Lead Team conference was held near San Jose, California nestled below some enormous redwoods. One afternoon we were able to get in some mountain biking and spent some time exploring Henry Cowell State Park. Earlier in the week, the ladies welcomed Dora Amalia Ruiz by hiking this same park, savoring a picnic lunch, and capping off the day with a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad also in Felton, California.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's on sale...?

A few weeks ago our plumbing was running sluggishly, so Melissa, our newest Reachglobal missionary and I popped into EPA ( think home improvement store like the two we know and love in the U.S. suburbs) to pick up some maintenance items. We had noticed the parking lot was a bit full, but wondered what was up when we approached the checkout lines....

Not a end of season sale, but a new law was about to be enacted that would require drivers to have children up to age 12 in booster or carseats and everyone to have specified items in their cars or face steep fines! Fortunately, we had purchased those items when the first law was proposed, and these kits cost more and had fewer
items in them. Among them, a fire extinguisher, jumper cables, reflective vests and triangles, flashlight and first aid kit, with several items that were proposed months ago removed from the newly ratified law. Melissa kindly took a photo of the required items listed on a tag of the estuche de emergencia(emergency kit) and we found that our kit had everything it needed with a few extras! I wonder if rental cars are equipped with these now?