Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Houston....We have a problem!"

I was just reading the post that the first team in Nicaragua posted. Here is part of the post....

3. Geckos can and DO fall off ceilings onto peoples heads (Suzanne had a hard time getting to sleep later).

4. They do have tarantulas and great big beetles with horns and big moths the size of bats.

UM...HELLO! NOBODY TOLD ME THIS! I am DEATHLY afraid of SPIDERS! Seriously...I'm totally freaking out here!!!!! I mean FREAKING OUT! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I'm literally crying and deep breathing right now!
I may need some anxiety pills or something! If nothing else this very issue will bring me closer to God because there is NO WAY I will be able to deal with it without some sort of divine intervention of peace. Start praying now people...I'M GONNA NEED IT!!! I leave Saturday!


  1. You will be ok. Just remember why you are going and these verses...
    Job 12:10 NIV
    In his had is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
    You can do all things through Christ because He strengthens you.
    I will pray that God will keep you safe.
    And just stay away from spiders!

  2. I don't mean to be pessimistic, but when that spider crawls across your face, or that gecko lands on your head, that will be a serious problem, no matter how many scriptures may come to mind. Yes, they are all a miraculous creation, but they are ugly and nasty. I will be praying that nothing like that happens to you. I am almost having to deep breathe for you. Oh my goodness.

  3. I'm praying. Doesn't sound good. It will be fine. Try not to worry, but do sneak those anxiety pills on the plane! :)

  4. Shannon I must admit I don't like spiders and the such either. Some countries fry them up and eat them! You can do it girl. Were a big hat and wear repelant. Watch arachnaphobia a few times. O.k not funny but I thought you were " coutry folk ".

  5. DO NOT watch arachnophobia!!! Even that movie freaks me out! I'll be praying for you!! I know your fear. Just remember that they squish easily! I'll be praying for sure! YUCK! But, I think geckos are pretty cute! Maybe not the dive bomb ones, but when they're far away, I like them.

  6. Lets all sing! the itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout, down came the rain and...... ya'll get it. OK Shan Dad will pray for you. Love Dad

  7. Shannon,
    Hey you really have to go LOOKING for those spiders it is not that bad. We only find 2 and they were babies on the ground found by the guys who were digging in the bushes for something. And Suzie says that is the first gecko that has ever fallen off. Lightening can't strike twice, right?

    So on another topic you might want to bring another computer for people to email or just have a rule that everyone on your team needs to rely on the blog to be your voice. We only have one computer and everyone wants to email and I am trying to blog and Kris is trying to resize photos and we are really busy so it gets kind of crazy. We are having awesome fun-- who knew hard work could be so much fun. Don't worry -- you will fall in love with Nicaragua too.

  8. Ooh! I hate Spiders too! I would be freaking out right along with you if I was going! I will pray for you that you can skip out on all the good "spider" fun while you are there! Good Luck!!

  9. okay, i don't even know where to start you prolific blogger you! But, this is hilarious! I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh, but the way your write and I can see your face, I HAVE to chuckle. I am praying for you and I'm excited to hear all the awesomeness of God on your trip. I can't believe you're already gone!


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