That wasn’t so bad…. :)

Okay – so for all of my fears of the unknown in travelling to a new country, we landed safely and uneventfully in Argentina.  We even made up some extra time after leaving late because of a flat tire on the landing gear!   After arriving, we first went through the personal passport area (I’m sure there’s an official name for it, but I don’t know what it was because the sign was written in Spanish!)   Anyway, from there, on to the Customs area… which I was able to breeze right through.   A bit of a glitch when exchanging US$$ for Argentine pesos, and then the most challenging part of the day — ordering a Large Diet Coke and Bottled Water from McDonalds, and having the clerk giggle when I pulled out a 5Peso note…. it was $16.50(pesos)!!!     Talk about sticker shock!!!!

All in all, it has been a wonderful trip so far – and it was most comforting to see Brian’s smiling face on the other side of the customs area!    AMEN!    We are here!

So now… we will let go and let God take over…. He IS good… ALL the time!!!!


7 responses to “That wasn’t so bad…. :)”

  1. My smiling face wasn’t comforting :-) Or maybe I wasn’t smiling? :-(

    Just kidding. Glad you guys made it without any hitches.

  2. hi jackie, your mom cried when she read your blog. i will pray for all of you every day.May God keep you safe.

  3. Hi Jackie and Company-

    This blogg is wonderful. Know that God is being bombarded with prayers for the I-Go Team and Team La Plata. I look forward to reading about God’s work through you while you are there.

    Blessing- Nancy and Mickey Ferguson

  4. So happy to hear you’re there safe and sound. God be with you and everyone. Enjoy this adventure and keep us posted! Blessings.

  5. Hi Jackie,this is the first time I’ve been able to follow a mission trip like this. I wish you could send pictures. Take care we love you lots and lots. There are more people than you know that are praying for your safety and that of your team.
    Aunt Judy & Family

  6. =)
    I cried knowing that your mom cried…

    I am so glad you are having fun on this big adventure!
    I am praying (almost) constantly for you and the Team.

    (Cutty says ‘grunt’ and oh yeah, a ‘grunt’ to Granma’ Milkbone! 😉

    I love you!

  7. I could stay with him. Since I left I was disowned by my dad besauce I wasn’t into religion as he is and for a couple other reasons that aren’t really necessary, but I had a terrible childhood with him anyways. My mom; out of the picture. Things started going terrible with my uncle, tried to get me into hard drugs as he was, as well as something else and I ended up leaving their immediately and since then I was on the streets and I pretty much just gave up.I know that’s a pretty sad excuse..It was for about a month and almost 3 weeks. I was walking off the skytrain and this guy walked by me and looked at me funny and it was definitely hard to miss..I didn’t think much of it, but then about 20 seconds later he walked back and said he’s seen me around a few times and asked if I wanted to go get something to eat with him and I said sure. We went to subway and he got me something and we started talking and he immediately asked me what happened? as he knew I was homeless I guess and I explained to him. We talked a lot and he asked me If I was Romanian..Its in my background so he was right and I asked why and he said you just look it as I am too, but we both don’t speak it.Basically we went around and talked for a few hours after eating and he was really interesting and he seemed REALLY interested in me which I thought was extremely strange, he looked wealthy and extremely physically attractive. He brought me to his apartment and before I went in I asked if he was a pimp besauce I’ve been approached a couple other times and completely avoided it, and he laughed and said no I’m not and pulled out his ID and it showed he was 17, so he was almost 5 years younger then me, I thought he was AT LEAST 25, absolutely no way I thought he could have been 17 by the way he was developed and how he carried himself ..We went in and he lived alone, nicely set up but of course not a new apartment but it was still nice, and he said you can stay here, its safer for you then being outside, and I didn’t really know what to say and he insisted saying its really okay..I just of course felt a little bad but I said okay. He trusted me completely, set up blankets on the couch for me to sleep and said you can stay here as long as you want. I asked him why are you doing this for me and he told me I just see something special in you ..I’ve been here for 12 days now, he insisted buying me clothes and some stuff I needed, he even went out with me to help me find a job, and I start working on Saturday..Everyday he takes me out and we go eat and spend all his free time with me, he even got my a gym pass and he takes me to the gym every night and we go swimming after..I’m 5’3 about 105lbs but I’d like to gain a bit of muscle so he shows me a lot which is really cool.. we talk about everything and I asked why he is living alone and he explained he had a bad and abusive childhood and has been on his own since 15, his older brother is in jail for murdering his mother and his dad is dead too, and that he has NO family. He works from 9 to 4, he works for the city and told me he met someone who was a senior who is a manager for the city or something and hired him besauce of his situation, and he literally works his butt off to keep it besauce of the pay and the benefits, and after we go right to the gym to work out, and then when we get back he does a bit of schooling online for a couple hours that he lets me help him with a bit too.Even though I’ve known him for 12 days or so, we just get a long so well and I didn’t expect anything like this to ever happen. I’m just confused in a way why he’s interested in me, not trying to brag or anything but I can see him being with some high maintnence blonde barbie doll girl with fake breasts or any girl he wants really :S I have shorter brown hair and Ive never even been one to wear makeup I just dont like to.. he’s such a hard working person and responsible for his age, doesn’t seem to have many friends though but he says he has a couple close ones but thats about it..Is he interested in me in a relationship way? I just don’t know..He always looks in my eyes when he talks to me though, so I guess that can be a hint..We watch movies at night but we don’t cuddle or anything and I’d really like to honestly but we do sit close, how can I bring it up, or if I just rested my head on his shoulder, would it be a bad idea? I still sleep on the couch, how would he react if I went into his room at night and asked if I could sleep with him just so we can cuddle or give affection? I don’t want him to think the wrongidea, besauce I’m NOT that kind of girl we both had bad childhoods and we can relate a lot about lots of things, we both dont do drugs either and about the age, it doesnt matter to me at all..We’re in Canada as well so nothing is illegal. I’m just wondering if he is looking for a relationship or not, and if it would be a good idea if I made a move as in asking to cuddle or anything like that, I just don’t want things to get awkward but honestly I know he’s really comfortable with me and I’m comfortable with him as well as we talk just about everything together, there isn’t anything we’re not comfortable talking about and we joke around a lot as well. He explained that I can live with him for as long as you want and never to be afraid of asking for anything besauce he’ll help me no matter what and that he knows how it feels to be homeless and how hard it can be. For example he works lots and then at the gym real hard afterwards and I can tell he’sreally exhausted when we get home..what if I offered to give him a massage oranything like that? I just want to know if it would be a good idea or not to ask him if he would like me to give him any affection at all, besauce I know he’s never really receieved any when he was I didn’t really eitherand oh for example when we go swimming we play around and stuff and we’ve touched eachother’s body but not sexually of course, but in the pool..and for the last 4 days or so we sit on the couch together oppose to sitting on opposite couches little things like that.I also told him when I start working I’m going to be helping with rent and utilities, I could honestly say we trust each other 100% even if it’s that fast..And he accepted that I will help pay and he is fine with that.

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