I’m now studying in Venezuela, and my time will be more consumed with learning Spanish and the local culture, and less consumed with spiritual growth. I see this as an opportunity to become patiently intimate with God, since I don’t have access to resources to forge forward rapidly as I usually do.

Mérida is a gorgeous and comfortable city nestled among the mountains. Las chicas en Mérida son muy bonita. Compared to U.S. women, they show less skin but more curves (very fit, with tight clothes). It costs $3 to fill an SUV with gas. Wireless internet is available but sketchy. I will start uploading photos to Flickr this week.