Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Jungle Bunny


Can you guess which one is the non-indian. I´ll give you a clue....she glows in the dark!!!! Jayde is sitting between Coco and Aichä. Grandfather and grandmother. They were a part of Jayde´s life from the day she started walking. We remember the day that Ramon, Coco, accepted Christ as his savior. All of his family had accepted Christ and were faithful members of the church. I baptized him in the river. He was a faithful attendee of the church every time the doors opened. We drank coffee every morning and spoke of God, the Bible , hunting and the old ways. I asked if he wanted to go back to the old ways, and he most emphatically said , "NO. I will now go to heaven. Why would I go back?"

Was it worth it? Yes. I wouldn't change the past ten years of my life for all the oil in Venezuela.

Jayde loved it there. One day Rita told her that there was a snack in the fridge. Later, when Rita went to the fridge the cookies were still there. Rita asked Jayde why she didn´t eat and Jayde said she did. She had eaten all of the smoked worms that Rita had bought to take to the city to show some friends. Oh well..... we just had to buy some more and hide them from Jayde!!!
Life in the jungle. Go figure.....
And let me tell you about the time we.......

3 comments:

Pam said...

I am anxiously awaiting for the next story! We all seem to enjoy these tales of Chajuraana! I love the story of Coco going hunting and having a headache the whole time. I won't say more in case you post about it! I tear up everytime I read your and Rita's post about the ministry you were forced to leave. Your love for the precious people shows through.

Jungle Mom said...

Good memories. it was worth it all if only to see Coco in heaven.

Pat said...

Love your stories...
Jayde is soo cute!!
How are you gonna bring all her pets back??