Shanie was here!!!!! She was here for 8 days, 3 of them which we spend in San Diego, and it was great! It was so good to have her here, and the people here LOVED her (and you are SO welcome to come back Shanie!!!!). She was a “mission builder” with me, helping out in the café and in the kitchen. Luckily we didn’t have any team that week, so we had a lot of time just to hang out. We went around and saw Mexico, was hanging out with my friends here on base, did some cool stuff, like decorating a Christmas three (story is written below), going to La Buffadora, Down Town, driving around in Jessy and Ingvars neighborhood for like 1 hour, shopping, and sooo much more. I LOVED having you here, Shanie, you are great!!!
Mamma og Pappa sende med en bursdags hilsen fra Ingrid Haugli, og der fikk jeg med et FLAX-lodd! Jeg vant 25 kroner! Sweeet!!
Us by the mexican flag!
Ok; so Christmas tree story… Shanie and I were walking down town, by the big flag, and there were two guys there decorating a Christmas tree. So we went over and asked if we could help them…. They said yes! ;) And so we did…. J It really wasn’t that much fun, but ok. And the Christmas tree looks REALLY good, every time I go down town, or just drive past it (which I have a lot lately) I think of Shanie! J So it’s a good memory too!!!
We made cookies like always!
La Buffadora! We drove up there, spending about 1 hour there, shopping a little bit, and watching the blowhole. Pretty exciting. Not. There were like 5 other while people there, se we were able to get some nice deals!
I love you Shanie!
We drove up to the top of the mountain where we can look over all of Ensenada. The girls got the back of the truck, it was a sweet ride. Kinda cold but thats ok.
Giezi and me. And Ensenada.
Giezi, Shanie and Taylor!
Meredith is doing her DTS here, and Im gonna miss her SO SO much!!
Shanie, Cesar, Me, Meredith, Giezi and Taylor
I love these people!!
I think Giezi was a little intimated by her hight... ALAGOMA!
Jeeping on the beach..
Buying Pinata with Kathy and Giezi for the DTS party.
Ok, so heres the deal; Shanie is taller than an average Mexican, and Anais and Sarvia are small. Shanie is not a giant...
Niiice. Koser oss med kaffe på cafetomas
Oh, Its the OSLO sign (on of the streets are called that)
Shanie er veldig fornøyd da iallefall... Ikke dårlig bare det! :)
Um, the story here is really long, but Giezi ended up having to step out of the car to order in the drive thru... To focus or something... Um, i dunno...
Hanging out in the car waiting for the movie to start...
He got his food...
Tacos with Giezi and Taylor
Me and Shanie with beautiful Tianna.
The New Property
Like most of you know, YWAM San Diego/Baja is building a new base, moving form Tijuana Las Playas to Tijuana Del Mar. It as an old camp ground that we are building on, and now the first phase is close to done. That makes it possible to move the base right after Christmas, from a base that’s been temporary for like 10 years, to a brand new base. From a base where you there are two doors with room for about 30 people in each and all the staff and student live in apartments off base, to a base that’s going to room 4 University Of The Nations Schools, and with beds for about 800 people. What a Change!!!
Anyways- the reason why we were there was to dedicate the property to God and give thanks to Him. After all, every penny used to build the first phase (and the next 3), are collected by fundraising! We were there from Monday to Wednesday this week, sleeping at the old base in La Playas (or in the vans to get away from snoring and sounds…), and then spend the whole day at the new property. It was great, lovely and amazing! God did so much work in us as staff and His promises for this new base are AMAZING. So yeah, God is Good.
The first day we did a prophetic act with all the nationalities in San Diego/Baja reprecented. Sense Ingvar and Jessy are home in Norway for vacation I had to be Norway myself- alone- and it went ok, I would say. Um, its not really that much to mess up. The only thing that keeps surprising me is that no other country seem to have the rule "no flag on the ground" rule my parents though me during May 17th when I grew up... And I have to say that my pride over Norway gets a little bit hurt every time I see them just bundle up all the flags and putting them on the ground when we are done with them... hmm...
A little fight over what flag is the best...
This is Hillary, the is half Norwegian... But her dad i black.
The Mexicans singing their National Anthem.
Chrissy from Germany and Meredith
Chrissy and me
Yesterday we had a Christmas party here on base. It was pretty fun, it was a costume party, and most of us dressed up, more or less….Cesar...
Omar and Jared with their kids.
Me and Sarv
Bob Marley and Amy Whinehouse.
So life is good, Ive been in San Diego a couple of times this week, last time I was there for like 1 hour, and that was it, but it was still good to be outside the base for a little while… I love the base though, it is great here, but hey: I like changes too!! A sad change is coming up pretty soon though: the DTS is leaving for their Outreach to Tecate, Peru and Pachuca tomorrow. Its gonna be sad not having them around, they are like the second best DTS ever on this base every! Mine was the best… J