Friday, September 30, 2011

Receta para las barras de limón

Hey Everyone, for all you that speak English, go here for a great lemon bar recipe. I've been sharing it at many of our get-togethers lately, and it's been a hit!

That said, I'm going to share the Spanish version with our Chilean friends!

Para las barras de limón:

Los ingredientes son los siguientes -

Para la masa -
113 gramos de mantequilla (mejor si es derretida o tibia)
1/4 taza de azucar flor
1 taza harina
1/8 cucharadita de sal

Para la blandita en cima -
1 taza azucar
2 huevos
1/3 taza jugo de limón
1 cuchara de cáscara de limón (rallada)
2 cucharas harina

Precalentar el horno a 177°
Prepara un sartén con mantequilla.

En un recipiente bate la mantequilla con el azúcar flor, hasta que esté cremoso. Agregar la harina y sal y mezcla bien. Dispone la masa en el sartén oprimiendo con los dedos hasta cubrir totalmente el fondo del mismo. Dispone en el horno por 15 minutos o hasta que dore ligeramente.

Bate los ingredientes del relleno y disponerlas en cima de la masa que ha sido horneado. Dispone en el horno por 15 minutos más o hasta que el relleno está firme.

Sacar del horno y dejar enfriar partir en cuadros y después espolvorear azúcar flor al gusto.

Feliz horneando!!

Chao y abrazos,

Sunday, September 25, 2011


We have been shooting a few lately, here some recent images.

This was taken a little further up the hill from where we live.

This is the man stadium in Concepcíon. 

A house that is located about 25 minutes north of us
View from the side of our house that looks towards town.

Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art
For more of our photography remember to check out our page on flickr, we put a lot of images up there that don't make it onto our blog here.

Jordan and Missy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Please excuse us, as it has been nearly two weeks without a word from us. We were a little sick for about a week and a half, and were laying a little low. Then this weekend we got the opportunity to celebrate Chile's independence day for the second time (Their 201st year).

So for the past few days we have been very busy with activities for the church, in the community, and today Pastor Luciano and Jordan began to work to finalize helping families in a few of the camps who still don't have bathrooms to get them in their house. We have been filming many interviews, we are working on translating them and will put them up here soon.

Below is a video of the festivities that were held at the church on Saturday night to celebrate the "Fiestas Patrias" Enjoy!

Jordan and Missy

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hasta Luego Karen

Last week one of our dear friends from the youth group left for Acts 29 in Ecuador for 3 months. Don't know what Acts 29 is? Well it is a great exchange program that many of the youth from our church down here have participated in. A 3-month Bible school that takes place in Sweden, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Congo, and India. Here is a video of some of the things the school has done in Tome. The students all live together, half being from one nation and half from another (Chile and Sweden usually exchange students for example) and spend their days learning about the Bible (all classes being translated into both languages), evangelizing in the city with dramas, and going on weekend excursions to serve in other churches in the area. It's a really cool program that has helped many of our youth mature in their faith, given them the chance to travel to other countries, and allowed them to learn more about evangelism. It's called Acts 29 because the book of Acts only has 28 chapters, so in doing acts as Christ's disciples we are the continuation of the book - thus chapter 29.

Anyway, back to Karen, one of our friends from the youth group that left last week to attend this program. Missy hosted a women's night at our house the night before Karen left, and it was great to pray over her in preparation for her trip. It was both exciting and nerve-racking for Karen, being the first time travelling outside of Chile and ever flying in an airplane. It was fun to be there to see her off - sending people off at the bus station is a tradition here in Tome.


 Karen, Pastor Luciano, Karen's mom


Goofing around.

Getting the bags ready.

Chao Karen!!

Missy and Jordan

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Making Pudding!

The past few weeks I've tried my hand at making chocolate pudding for a few events (and for the two of us when one of us get a craving). They don't have any jell-o pudding mixes here, so it's all from scratch, but it really isn't as hard to make as I would have thought! Just go here for the recipe.

Hope you have a bit of time to enjoy some sweet treats of your own this week!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Desayunando con Amigos

Last week we were invited to breakfast with a pastor in Tome, along with a special guest who was staying with him and his family for a few days. 

We got a quick shot of the two of us.

Here is Cesar, our pastor friend (who also speaks great English from living in the US for a few years) and Patty, a woman visiting from California.

It was wonderful to meet someone new, share our experiences in Tome, and speak English for awhile! 

We decided to walk home instead of taking a bus or taxi, it wasn't raining at the moment.

Also, the walk was completely downhill.

It was also an opportunity to see some great views of the bay.

Always fun to meet new people, enjoy a meal, and spend some time with another American abroad.
Blessings to you all today,
Missy and Jordan

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hosting Marriage Group

Last week we hosted the Marriage Group at our house for dinner.

Awesome time of eating, sharing, praying, and studying.

We talked about the Gifts of the Spirit, it was really interesting to discuss the different gifts as a group. If you want to check out some of these gifts read Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4 in the Bible.

Lots of encouraging experiences were shared.

There was a mountain of dishes to do after, but that's a small price to pay for such fabulous fellowship!

Missy and Jordan