Wednesday, September 29, 2010

House Tour

Our closet

My bed

This is where we study

Our kitchen, the other side of the room with our desks

Looking out of the kitchen

Turn right and there is our pila (for washing hands, dishes, etc)

Turn left and there is the door to the bathroom


The walkway

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Watch

"I bought a little watch that hangs off my belt.  I took off the wrist band and tied a super cool bracelet on that Someone sent me in a letter a while ago.  So my watch is hanging off my belt now instead of my wrist because I was getting a nasty tan line. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Great Flood of 2010

"The rain just kept coming and coming and coming and our house couldn't handle it very well." 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


"This was our dinner at a member's house.  They hunt Iguana and Tucan. " 

This should feed all of us

Elder Nadeau with his dinner

How do you cook these things?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Agenda

"Here's my agenda with cool covers that I made.  It was super easy."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Picking coconuts

Adding to his list of "Things I've never done before" here's Jake with a member, Jorge, getting the coconuts down off the tree.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Here's Jake performing service in a member's backyard with a machete.  This is how they cut their grass down.  His comment with these pictures is "I miss my lawnmower."

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Limonar

For these pictures Jake wrote "cool sky by the Limonar."  I asked him what the Limonar is and he said it's just an area of the town.  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Getting right to work

The day after Jake arrived in Puerto Barrios he helped some English-speaking doctors with translating for patients at a clinic they had set up in a local school.  Jake said it was one of the hardest things he has ever done.  Even though he is close to being fluent in Spanish, he had only been there one day, and wasn't used to the dialect.  All in all a very hard but rewarding experience.