Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Awesome Testimony

As many of you know, Steven worked for 9 1/2 years at Belhaven College in the Admissions Office. He was simply incredible in this position. God really used him much in the lives of many students. Yesterday he received the nicest note from one of the students and while he will probably kill me I wanted to share it with you. I left off the student's name because well, it's kinda personal.

"I dont know if you remember me or not but in 2002 you worked for the admissions department at Belhaven. I had a 1.4 GPA and you went to bat for me and I was accepted because of you. It was my last shot at making something out of myself. Its 2010 now and I am writing my dissertation to get my Ph.D from UMC. Ouf of everyone that I have met in academics that helped me, you were by far the most influential. Thank you Mr. Scott for taking a chance on me and I promised I wouldnt let you down!".

Monday, March 29, 2010

School Field Trip to Teuchitlan & Hacienda "El Carmen"

On Thursday we took a field trip to view Teuchitlan & Hacienda "El Carmen". It was about 1 1/2 hour bus ride from the University. The Hacienda was over 400 years old and was captured during the revolution by the Spanish and is now a hotel run by the Mexicans. It is very quite, with a Spa and a small putting green. The architecture was incredible as were the grounds.
Teuchitlan contains restored ruins where tribes worshipped their idols. These mounds were discovered by an American couple and the Mexicans are not finished uncovering all of them. They received some grant money about 10 years ago. It was an extremely interesting view into past Mexican culture and history.
Look at this incredible brick ceiling and beautiful arches made our of brick!

This is actually the chapel on the inside. They had their own personal chapel.

Yes, I found a rocking chair! The students who are all at least 1/2 our age called us Grandma and Grandpa!! But I could have stayed there quite a while!

This room rents for $240 a night but includes your own personal jacuzzi. The guy is Ahmed, the student in our class from Sudan.

They held many festivals here to worship the Sun God, Rain God etc. This cleared out place at the bottom is where they danced.

These are views from up on a mountain of the nearby city and lake.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our Address

Several have asked for our mailing address for cards, letters and mail in envelopes. It takes about 3 weeks but if you are interested here you go:
Deborah and Steven Scott
Calle Nelson 308 No. 5
Fraccionamiento Terranova
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico 44690

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Downtown Guadalajara

Check out the rainbow that Steven caught in this fountain. 
This afternoon we went downtown with some of our classmates. This city is over 400 years old so it has lots of neat history! Below are some of our classmates. Xavier is on the left and he is from France. Carlos is next in the maroon jacket and he is from Korea. Then there's Winnie and she is from China.  Xavier's finance went with us and she is from Guadalajara so that was especially fun to hear some of the history. 
I love cathedrals and there are many downtown. They are absolutely beautiful!
And it wouldn't be Mexico without some Mexican cowboys.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Food for Thought

“Men who are not secure in Christ cast about for spiritual life preservers with which to support their confidence, and in their frantic search they not only cling to the shreds of ability and righteousness they find in themselves, but they fix upon their race, their membership in a part, their familiar social and ecclesiastical patterns and the culture as a means of self-recommendation. The culture is put on as though it were armor against self-doubt, but it becomes a mental straitjacket which cleaves to the flesh and can never be removed except through comprehensive faith in the saving work of Christ.”  Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Monday, March 01, 2010

Flowers Make Me Smile

My sweet husband bought me a hot pink geranium yesterday. The pictures don't do it justice. It makes me smile alot!! And notice the cute brown pot!!