A post mortem pic of a scorpion that Jake, Caleb, and Ben killed in the kitchen. They had to squish it with a book since they were all barefooted.
We moved into our new house a little more than a month ago. Since then, we have discovered that many creepy, crawly things also call this their home. We seen plenty of spiders (including a tarantula), cockroaches, many flies and gnats, scorpions (both inside and outside the house), a snake in the backyard, and a big ole rat in the backyard. Hopefully it was eaten by the snake...although I don´t think the snake was big enough. We haven´t seen any mice, so maybe the snake(s) take care of those. When my friends found out that the tarantula was on the loose in our house they asked me what tarantulas ate. I said I hope they eat cockroaches. ;^)
I remember a story that Mrs. Gregory (a retired missionary and mom to our friends, Susie and Steve) told me a long time ago. She said that she always had people telling her that they couldn´t be a missionary because they didn´t like snakes and bugs. Then this sweet, proper, southern lady turned to me and said "Like I do?! I don´t like them either. I didn´t go to the mission field because I liked snakes and bugs, or even because I could handle them. I went because God called me. I hate bugs and spiders and snakes like everyone else!" Even though she told me that story long before we were considering coming to Bolivia it is one that has stuck with me. I love it. I think of it often. I too have a huge dislike of these creepy, crawly things especially at night when they can and have crawled into my bed. But I am not here because I like bugs and snakes and rats. I am here because God called me and He will give me strength to handle whatever comes my way. In the mean time I am trying to exterminate them all. ;^)