I realize it has been more than a month since I wrote anything on my personal blog and thought it was maybe time to give a little update.
As you know since the election in November there has been a bit of unrest in the country. However things have calmed down considerably from how they were back in December. And if there are things planned like road closures and what not we tend to get plenty of advance notice so we can be prepared and perhaps go another direction. Or wait for the road to open up again.
As I write this, the inaugeration is tomorrow and today things were surprisingly normal. Our kids had a half day of school as a precaution and another private school that we know of canceled all classes just in case the rumors of protesting and blocked roads were true. Yet today we had staff meeting on the other end of the city. We also got our groceries. There were no delays in traffic except where they were doing constrution, but it wasn’t that bad and it didn’t take too long to get home.
A couple years ago there used to be a lot of police stationed in the neighbourhood I walk in. One of the officers used to always call me “amiga” and from time to time I would chat with him in my limited español.
I was walking Abby this afternoon in that same neighborhood when a truck full of police officers drove past and there he was again waving out the window..”Amiga!” They had pulled up to the pulperia (little variety store) for refreshments while he stood outside. He waved and then motioned for me to come over. We talked for a minute or so and he told me that it would be a good idea not to leave the house tomorrow..just in case, BUT he didn’t think there would be a lot of problems on the streets. I hope he is right and maybe he was just telling me that because it was what I wanted to hear..but who knows for sure…Time will tell..
That being said, please be in prayer for this beautiful country and for its leaders. Especially for tomorrow’s inaugeration.
John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift….peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give you is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
2 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.