Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cawthon Update

John Robert left Sunday night to return to the States.  We had a great visit with him and were sad to see him go.  We had fun showing him around Bogotá and letting him see what life is like here!  He has a few weeks left in this semester and will also go the Summer Semester.  Then he plans to take off the Fall Semester and come back to Bogotá to work with us for about 4 months.  After that he will only have 2 or 3 semesters left to complete his degree.

Christian's 15th birthday was Monday (March 18).  For her birthday, we surprised her by finishing decorating her room.  She was surprised to come home from school to a "brand new" bedroom.  We intertwined the theme of New York and fashion, and it really turned out great!

We are hard at work preparing for a Church Planting Conference which will be held the first weekend in April.  We have had some great meetings as we are identifying pastors and others who have a heart for reaching this city through church planting.  Please keep this conference in your prayers that God will use it in a great way.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Reunited and It Feels so Good!!!

John Robert arrived in Bogotá last night.  We are so thankful for a new friend who allowed him to fly on a buddy pass.  What a blessing!!  He will be here for a week while he is out on Spring Break.

It has been a wonderful day having the whole family together for the first time since the rest of us left the States.  We slept late, enjoyed a nice breakfast at home and then Charlotte cooked a great lunch.  After that, we headed out to show John Robert the city.  We have been wanting to go up on the mountain - Monserrate - to see the whole city, but waited because we thought this would be a good thing to do as a family.

Monserrate was breathtaking.  We went up the mountain on a cable car.  It was overwhelming to view this massive city.  As far as we could see there were buildings.  It is amazing to think of all the people who live in this city, and to know that God longs to have a relationship with each one of them.  We realize what a massive task we have here in Bogotá.  Please pray that we can impact the lostness here as God is drawing people to Himself everyday.

After going up on the mountain, it was getting late so we decided to try a hot wing restaurant called "Wingz."  It was a good ending to our adventure in the city.  The kids all enjoyed the buffalo wings which were served with "He Man Sauce"  (extra picante buffalo sauce).

Here are a few pics from the day!

We even saw a billboard advertising the show Duck Dynasty here in Colombia!  We really got a good laugh out of that!