Thursday, July 27, 2006

how to wash your clothes by hand in 4 easy steps.. yeah right!

step 1. put clothes in bathtub

step`2. wash/scrub

step 3. rinse

step 4. hang to dry

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

soccer game and guessing game answer

so, the big winner for the guessing game competition was jennifer strange, although the competition wasnt very stiff as she submitted the only guess. last thursday the people came over to bible study at 8. we ate dinner from 11 to 12, then talked for another hour and a half... so they ended up leaving at 1:30 am. not too bad for Argentina.
Last night we got another chance to play 7 on 7 soccer. We had a good mix of people, including 1 brazilian and 1 swedish guy. 2 players got hurt, so we ended up playing 6 on 6. My team won 3 to 2 and i scored my first goal. On one corner kick, i kicked the ball and a guy headed it in to the net.. that to me was more fun than scoring the goal. We played from 11:15 to 12:30 am. I got to bed by 1:30 am. tonight (july 18th) we are celebrating kevins birthday at my place.. im expecting about 25 to 30 people but we will se who all shows up. Yesterday i had a 3 hour religious discussion with 2 catholic girls.. in the end our major points of disagreement were over relative truth. I hold to the belief that is something is true, than anything else that contradicts that truth cannot be true, but relative truth says that truth depends upon your point of view. here is a photo after the soccer game.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Youre invited to play the guessing game!!!!

ok, so here is the challenge: we had a bible study at my apartment last night. the bible study was scheduled for 8 pm. Your goal is to guess what time the last person left my apartment that night. keep in mind that it was a thursday night, not a weekend night. tell me your guesses by clicking on the comment button and adding a comment. the closest one to the time wins!!
my friend shannon leaves today.. he has put up some pictures on his blog. you can go there easily because his blog is listed as one of my links.
scott j
ps, for all you who are dying of texas heat... its between 50 and 60 here!

Monday, July 10, 2006

team is working hard, bible studies planned

this morning many of the team members were tired, they have been doing a lot of stuff, and staying up late. its been real cool to watch them form relationships with people and theve been a huge help. we have several people interested in bible studies.. we had a big meeting at my apartment and almost 30 people were there!!! that was crazy!!! after about a 2 hour descussion about christianity, many were intersted in joining a study of the purpose driven life. we hope to have one in english on thursday nights and one in spanish on tuesday nights, but it is still a little in the air. last week we got the opportunity to get away from the city for a day and we visited a really nice placed called la cumbrecita.. it was so beautiful. some argentines we have been talking to invited us over for an asado, which is like a barbecue.. i really want to talk about that. my friend david fulfer describes the asado in a really good way on his blog, so i am going to steal his words.. here is what he wrote: "Do you know how long an Argentine asado takes? If you arrive at 10pm expecting the meat to be already on the grill, then you do not understand the culture. If you are told that the meat will only take one hour to cook, then you do not understand the art of asado. Last night, we began to eat at 1am. Thankfully Kristen and I decided earlier that I would go with the team without her and Coen, while they hung out with Gabi. Now, if you think that beginning to eat at 1 am means that you will be done definitely by 2am, then you have forgotten that an asado is more than just a steak or some chicken on the barbi... First comes the blood sausage, then the chorizo (regular sausage), then you get some ribs, and then some brisqet. Just when you think you can't eat anymore, the backstrap and pork comes off the grill, followed by the kidneys and intestines. If you are feeling really queasy, it is not as bad as it sounds. When I looked at the clock on the wall it was 3:30... but sitting where you are it probably seems like a really long time to eat an asado, but then you have forgotten about the time warp in this great country, where people celebrate new found friendships over a dead cow, and a watch is just big honkin' piece of jewelry."

Saturday, July 01, 2006

the team, shannon arrives, and world cup

chau argentina from the world cup. they outplayed germany but couldnt pull through with the win. my good friend shannon just arrived and its exciting to see a familiar face. he will be staying with me here in my apt. our team is doing good.. they are really taking advantage of relationships they have formed and its cool to see them outreach to people in the neighborhood. the last 2 nights, 2 girls have cried as team members were reading them the bible. one was named pamela and the other ivanna. pray that god will keep working on their hearts. there are also a group of guys that invited us to play soccer and it was fun. we are supposed to play again tonight at midnight. ok, gotta go