Pracitcal Skills & Simple Living

We just finished our Practical Skills/Simple Living classes. Not only did we have classes about living in more rural areas, but we also had simulations.
We had limited electricity and were challenged to limit our water use.

We had limited electricity and were challenged to limit our water use.

We learned about chainsaw maintenence...

We learned about chainsaw maintenance…

...motorcycle maintenence....

motorcycle maintenance….

...suturing...

and suturing.

Pig feet were used to practice suturing, as we learned how to maintain as much of a sterile environment as possible, even outdoors.

Pig feet were used to practice suturing, as we learned how to maintain as much of a sterile environment as possible, even outdoors.

Part of it included only cooking from scratch.

Part of it included only cooking from scratch.

We made bread....

We made bread….

yogurt...

yogurt…

tortillas

and tortillas.

The men were required to cook from scratch as well

The men were required to cook from scratch as well.

We even made a Paraguayan meal...

Our small group even made a Paraguayan meal…

...

...

...Paraguayan empanadas!

…Paraguayan empanadas!

The kids said their favorite part of simple living was the candles (we had limited electricity during this time).

The kids (Little Dude is still with us) said their favorite part of simple living were the candles.

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As fun as it was to live simply for 2 weeks, we realize that this kind of living may be necessary wherever we work in the future. Pray for us as we continue to learn how to live a simpler life so we can minister to others more effectively.

Click here to see pictures of our camping trip that was also part of the practical skills classes.

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