ACTS 16:9,10: And during the night a vision appeared to Paul: a certain Mac‧e‧do′ni‧an man was standing and entreating him and saying: “Step over into Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a and help us.” Now as soon as he had seen the vision, we sought to go forth into Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a, drawing the conclusion that God had summoned us to declare the good news to them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

You Know You're A Need-Greater When...

Our family's mid-day routine is that after lunch we clean the kitchen together before enjoying a brief siesta. This afternoon while packing away the leftovers Danielle grabbed a piece of foil off the counter and exclaimed: "this isn't too bad we can reuse this right?" Suzanne and I began ribbing her about how she was really a need-greater now.
So in Danielle's honor our list of top ten ways you know you're a need-greater...

You know you're a need-greater when:

10) You recycle foil/teabags/some other article for reuse. "These still can be used..."

9)   You view any purchase you are considering not in dollars but in months.  "I can buy this or stay in my assignment for one more month."

8)   You carry a little plastic bag in your field service bag "just in case we go to a house with a mango/orange/guava tree"

7)  You manage to travel all over the world while not having a job or any visible source of income.

6)  You buy shoes/clothes based on comfort, not style.   "These will work great in service!"

5)  You consider being without water or electricity for hours "part of the ambiance".

4)  You no longer need an alarm clock as the rooster or tortilla/fruit/vegetable/sound car wakes you out of sleep every morning.

3)  You no longer use a calendar, you tell the day of the week by your bible studies.   "I studied with Alejandro, so it must be Tuesday"

2)  You look forward to your bucket bath at the end of the day.

1)  When you're home visiting family you keep thinking of how much you miss your assignment.  " I can't wait to get back home!"

Just a few of our thoughts. Can you add to the list?


  1. You know you're a needgreater when you treat yourself to a trip to an American style restaurant, eat a burger and fries, and can talk/blog/think of nothing else for the next two weeks!

  2. Thought of another one! When your friends come to visit and you go to a tourist spot and while they're saying "wow this food is cheap" you're saying "Man I could buy three meals for that price at that little place in my territory".

  3. Rachel you had to mention burger! I'm still dreaming of that last In-n-out burger I ate before leaving the states :-(

  4. Here's a few more:
    1) When you're idea of a night on the town is a 'fritanga.'
    2) When you start getting sleepy at 8:30 and are in bed by 9pm.
    3) When you go shopping at the supermarket because they have AC.
    4) When you enjoy drinking your Coca Cola from a plastic bag.
    5) When you find out 2 weeks late who won American Idol.

  5. Loved It! especially the part about the supermarket a/c!
    BTW we are pulling for Candice on AI this year...

  6. Your list is spot on! Love it!!!

  7. This is Hilarious. I love everyone's comments. It's soooo true.

  8. When you go to Denny's in El Salvador and they offer free refills on the menu and you think "I could order a refill, put it in my plastic bag, and have fresco for lunch!!" And then you write a review for the hotel and realize you've rated it good because it had hot water AND provided its own towels and soap.


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