Friday, March 29, 2013

Goats on the Move

Every once in a while, a herd of goats wanders past the TWR offices and studios.

Tower Painting

It's tower work time again.  The guys are climbing high, cleaning, painting, and replacing rusted out cross braces.

Can you find them in the picture?

Below is a shot of some of their manly tools, with my cell phone in there for scale.

Ivan is busy preparing the new parts for the tower.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hear from one of our Radio Listeners

Here on Bonaire, we don't often get to meet the members of our international audience. So I'm pleased that TWR's web site is currently featuring the story of someone who heard our signal.  The following is a dramatic, but certainly not unique tale.

When Carlos was just 13, he joined the drug trade in the mountains of Colombia.  Over time, he became a specialist in the processing of cocaine with the largest “kingdom” in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range.  One day, Carlos was clearing vegetation by himself deep in the Colombian jungle and he badly sliced his leg with a machete.

Carlos says, "The blood did not stop. I thought that surely someone would help me, but nobody came. I was on the floor, unable to stand.  Then I saw a little radio in the room, so I turned it on. A man began to preach. I almost looked to see if he was standing beside my mattress speaking to me personally! He talked about my whole life: Today something happened to you, but that's minimal compared to all the evil you have done. It is just a warning. Don't run from God anymore.
That night, alone with an injured leg and a radio, I gave my life to the Lord."
You can listen to Carlos' story online,  or download the complete text as a pdf file.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IBC Baptism

We had a brief seaside baptism service after the morning worship service today.

If you are here on Bonaire, you are more than welcome to join us for a Good Friday service at 7:30pm. 
We'll have an Easter sunrise service up on Seru Largu at 6:15 am, followed by a potluck breakfast at the church around 7:45, and the morning worship service at 9.

Return of the Donut Man

Rob Evans, aka The Donut Man, was back on Bonaire recently, and visited with us at the International Bible Church.  Like many others before him, Rob has found that Bonaire is a great place to recharge one's physical, emotional and spiritual batteries, so to speak.
For more on the Donut Man, check out my post from last year.

Recycling on Bonaire comes of Age

If you been on Bonaire the last few years, you've probably seen these yellow bins for recycling glass. 

 Now there are new improved bins for separating out different types of class.  Clear glass, like Prego pasta sauce bottles.  Brown glass, like Amstel bottles. And green glass, like Heineken bottles.  The bins for glass can be found at stores and restaurants all over the island. 

Selibon has just set up a most excellent recycling center on Kaya Industrial, just west of the Warehouse Supermarket.

There are clearly labeled bins and dumpsters for all sorts of materials.

Here's a bin for cell phones and small electronic devices.

Recycling Part 2

Here are some more of the recycling bins at the Selibon site on Kaya Industrial.  There was also an inside section for large batteries, appliances, and large electronics, like TVs.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What Country is that Anyway?

Our son, Richard, just showed me a great video clip that cleverly explains all the mysteries surrounding Holland, The Netherlands, the Dutch Caribbean, the Caribbean Netherlands, etc.
I loved it.

Check it out.