We eat Iguana

Clearly I’ve not kept up as well as I should have on the goings on around here.


  • Mark got into a school in the Navy that allows him to drill here in Managua all except for twice next year!  That’s awesome!
  • We are waiting for the deployment list for 2013 to come out, and selfishly hoping that Mark isn’t on it.
  • Theo has a week of school left before he is done for the year.  ACK!
  • We are hoping to get the biodiesel project up and running next week.  We are excited about teaching the kids some practical applications of chemistry, and also for cheaper fuel options.
  • Since it’s nearing the end of the year we are busy in meetings.  We’re putting together proposals, plans, goals, budgets, etc. for next year.  It’s exciting and exhausting.
  • I got the chance to be the houseparent (by myself!) at Casa Ester over the weekend.  It was crazy.  And fun.  It was crazy fun!
  • The rain is about done for the year.  In its place is a cool wind.  It’s very nice.
  • I’ve started a garden.  I’m not very good at gardening, but have watermelon, cantaloupe, red peppers and pineapple in the ground right now.  I hope to have tomato added here shortly.
  • Our worldview studies are going really well!  The kids are participating and excited!
  • Our first vocational training apprenticeship will begin in January.  We’ve got a lot to do before then!
  • We really miss our family and friends.
  • We ate iguana recently.  It was good, like chicken, but had a lot of little bones.
  • I have run out of internet until the 21st, so anytime I want to communicate I have to run to the office.  Not a problem, but definitely part of the reason for less than frequent communication.
  • If you’ve followed our cat saga, you know that we’re on cat #6 and cat# 7.  They are still alive and (dare I say?) thriving!

Once my fast internet is a go, I will attempt posting some more pics.

Love to you all,

About mjstearns

We are Mark, Jenni, Tate and Theo Stearns. We currently live in Beaverton, Oregon, but are planning to move to Nicaragua within the next six months. We'll be serving as missionaries to Verbo Church, a non denominational church with several Nicaraguan locations. Specifically we'll be working at Casa Bernabe, an orphanage run by the church, assisting in vocational training and transition programs for the older boys.
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1 Response to We eat Iguana

  1. Kathy Duke says:

    Thanks for the update. See you all soon-can’t wait!!

    kathyduke31@hotmail.com Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:46:49 +0000 To: kathyduke31@hotmail.com

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