Monday Morning Funnies…

photoKrista’s grandmother Shirley (who our kids call Gigi) sent this email to us last week…she had me cracking up in my chair.  I hope her perspective on a “typical day” here in Nicaragua makes you smile this morning :)

This is supposed to be funny !  A Joke on me !     . . .     My  Daughter Sue took me to US. Embassy today to renew my passport.  We had a driver dressed neatly, and Sue looked like a sophisticated secretary dressed in black.  She had called, checked for appt,  found out they opened @ 1 PM, but to come at 1:15, for no waiting.     . . .   We first went down the Hgwy for the passport picture.  As we drove, I realized with horror,   that I did not have my tooth in.  (Replacement for broken tooth when I cracked it on frozen candy bar Leaving a space).  Sue was chewing gum, so we designed a gum tooth.   Ha ha. . . . Then no glasses, take my glasses off, and I was shocked !  My makeup on my eyes made one eye go up,  and one eye down.  I looked drunk, or incapacitated. Or worse yet,  very old.  . . . So with my eyes askew, my crooked mouth with no smile,  bright red lipstick,   I had my picture taken. . . .              Next step,  get the old lady delivered to the embassy. in a high van, in front of the line of 75 people waiting.         . . . Our driver brought a small step ladder.  It was normally just one large step up or down,   but 3 steps  for me,  with artificial hips. . . . So we pulled up, and i got out, hearing my daughter say we have an appt. and I can’t stand in line long.  The officer ran to get me a wheelchair,  and they pushed me in,  passed all others with gaping mouths. . . . . .  They took my umbrella away ( it did look like a weapon).  But didn’t check the beeper, when it went off.  Of course, I had a metal wheelchair.  Ha ha . . . .    Once inside Sue took care of the paper work and payment, etc., and I rode merrily out without a word, passed a large group still waiting.   . . .  I told Sue,  I could have a Russian accent for all they know,  never asking the old lady to speak.  . . . Once outside, in reverse, in my wheelchair  I passed the gaping mouths,  to my ladder beside the van,  up 3 steps and away we went. . . .    . . . The accident we passed on the way in,  was still waiting for the police to come.  And, it started to rain.    . . . What a pleasant day.  I am lucky to be 84.   Ha ha.     Luv, Shirley

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Christ Journey Church from Miami, FL…

Ah it has been a week since a medical & agricultural team from our home church Christ Journey left Nicaragua.  It is not for lack of love that the blogpost is delayed…we had such an outstanding time with them!  God is so good and our family is blessed a thousand times over by our church.  Thank you all again for this amazing trip and extraordinary blessings!  

If you don’t have a church home wherever you live around the world, Christ Journey is online.  Church online isn’t only a broadcast of the service, but also a chance for live interaction with the ministry team at ChristJourney.tv  Click the link for service time…next one is in an hour.  If you are looking for some Spiritual food, check it out.

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We took the assembled team of doctors and dentists to different sites in the city and further out into the counrty side of Nicaragua.  All told the team served over 600 people with medical and dental attention.  The beautiful thing about this type of team is the opportunity to minister to the individual spiritual needs of people as well….and it wasn’t just for the people crying out to Jesus as they were sitting into the dental chair! :)  Hundreds of people received spiritual and medical attention, Amen!

Probably one of the sweetest moments was when the team finished up two days of clinic at a small rural church in the town of La Concha.  The members of the church had individually purchased gifts and presented them to each individual member of the team!  It was such a sweet ceremony put together by this small church expressing their gratitude…Christ Journey has been visiting them for five years.

At the end a little girl from the church presented the group with a Nicaraguan flag as a gesture of thanks and unity between two nations.  Two nations with long distances between them but united in the causes of Jesus Christ.

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This year the team had a dual mission.  We had an smaller group of guys focused on an agricultural mission out at Ruby Ranch.  They accomplished that week what we have been hoping for for well over a year now….Irrigation!  They placed a giant water tank at the top of what most Miamians might call a small mountain, but we call a hill :)  Then they engineered the water lines for a gravity fed irrigation system for the fields below.

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After finishing the irrigation system they tilled and prepared a garden field that we hope will soon feed hundreds of Nicaraguans in our different ministries.  They brought with them expertise in planting and the seeds to begin the first crops.  Over the next few months we are really looking forward to the fruit of this HUGE labor.

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It was a beautiful week for all of us in Nicaragua in so many ways!

Thank you again Christ Journey…we love you all dearly and love being a part of these great things together!  That the Lord’s Kingdom would come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Praise Jesus!  Amen.

Click here if you would like to see more photos from the week.

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Farrington Newsletter…

If you have some time today please take a minute or so to download our most recent newsletter.  We hope that all of you are having a great summer!

Our Mid-Summer Newsletter

Thank you for your interest, prayers and support.  We are very blessed!

Chris & Krista Farrington

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Goings on in Nicalandia…

Thank you to everyone who is praying for us and the things God is doing here over the summer!  It has been exciting and we appreciate the prayers!

Beautification at Club EsperanzaNorfolk Christian School from Virginia did some excellent beautifying of the garden in the entry areas.  Lots of colors on the wall all around, planting of some new plants, but mostly GRASS!!!  The front area is green!  We are gonna try to keep little feet off of it (don’t you remember elementary school…I was always getting yelled at by teachers…”stay off the grass” LOL!).  It really makes it beautiful out front to have all the color!

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And the painting goes on…Norfolk also visited Casa Robles and cleaned up all the kids rooms really nice with new colors and trim!

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Then out at Ruby Ranch the Norfolk gang built a platform on a hill top which will be part of a future camping site for doing overnight camps out at the Double R!

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Valor Christian School from Colorado also joined us this summer and spent alot of their time out at Ruby Ranch.  They also put together some really fun days for the kids at Casa Havilah & Casa Robles.  It was futbol fever down here during the World Cup and the team made the boys’ day by getting them the official World Cup soccer album…and of course playing some pick up games in the garage!

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This sequence of photos is called Giant Human Beach Ball named Marcos…

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And this one is called…Hey Goalie just let the kid score will ya?!?!

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The summer is full of life down here and we love being able to minister to and bless kids that we love with friends of our from the States!  God is good.

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Happy 4th…Oh Happy Days…

Happy 4th of July America…we lit up the sky down here in Nicaragua too.  Thank you Uncle Brinson and and Uncle Moses for making it an awesome show!  We had some friends from out of town, Casa Havilah, Casa Robles, and even some neighbors came over with their out of town guest.  Happy Birthday U-S-A!!!! 

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Oh Happy Day, You’ve washed my sins away…before our fireworks extravaganza we had an awesome Spirit Filled baptism at the pool with five of the girls from Casa Havilah.  Jaquelin, Pamela, Keren, Marielena, and Naydelin all have wanted to get baptized and Mamma Jenny suggested we have it here at the Buzbees.  It was so awesome; words from Mr. Buzbee, prayer for each of them, their individual testimonies that had tears in everyone’s eyes, and the presence of the Lord was there with us in a powerful way as each one was baptized.  This is a powerful moment for them in their lives.  Their individual proclamation that they believe in Jesus and also the work that God is doing in their lives personally.  Healing and liberating in deep ways.  Praise Jesus!

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Oh Happy Super awesome summer Intern!!!….We have had the greatest pleasure to have Anna-Bel Chambers join us this summer with our Narrow Gate summer internship here with Open Hearts.  To say she is awesome would be an understatement, such a blessing to our family and to the crazy ministry going on here in Nicaragua.  If you have a chance, check out her blog (CLICK HERE) to get some of her summer perspectives…

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Happy Days, Mema is in Nicaragua!!!…Mema (Chris’s Mom…can’t you tell?!?) is here visiting from Miami, we are so thankful that we live close enough where we can have our family visit.  The summer is fun and exciting, but with Mema the fun quadruples!!!

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Happy Day the Murrays are in the house!…Melissa, Coburn, Cobbies & baby girl Murray moved down to Nicaragua in July.  Ah it is so fun to have them back down here, our kiddos are already looking for Cobbies all the time.  Baby Murray is due in September and if you want to keep up with Murray news check out their sweet website or click here for their recent newsletter.  JuJu has got her little bud to hang out with :)

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Happy Happy Happy Birthday to our baby Girl Aliyah!!!…We always remember her birthday during the fireworks shows on the 4th of July because that night nine years ago soon after hitting the sack the fireworks started again and Aliyah was born early the next morning.  We are really starting to experience that “our baby is growin up” and as sad as it is on the one hand, on the other it is so sweet.  She gets things, she shares with us, she loves the Lord and reading his word, she smiles and yells alot, she is indeed growing up and we so look forward to our baby girl’s future.

Krista, all the Aunties & Grammas put together a spectacular Anne of Green Gables  “picnic on the green” Birthday Party.  Aliyah, some friends and her younger Aunties all got gussied up in old bridesmaid dresses and had Tea under the Grapefruit trees.  If you didn’t know where we were you may have thought it was on set from the movie…it was so awesome!  Aliyah loved it.  Mommy is so great at making their birthdays fun!

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If you got all the way here to the bottom we want to say thank you for caring about us and praying for our family here in Nicaragua.  Thank you for your prayers over the different ministries as well.  God is good and has been moving in special and powerful ways over the last few months.  We are grateful that His Spirit is with us and is moving…that the Lord’s Kingdom would come and will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

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Mother’s & Father’s Day fun…

These activities are big time down here in Nicaragua, especially Mother’s Day.

As a father, I love my children.  I wan’t to be everything they need!  I know I am flesh and will never be able to meet all their needs.  So, I pray for them and I ask God to be everything they need right now and into their futures, even though I find myself these days wanting them to stop growing.  I love holding my little girls hands inside of mine, they are beautiful.  I love throwing the football and kicking a soccer ball with my boy…skinny as a rail but he is quick!  It doesn’t escape me that I am blessed as a father, so I thank Jesus every day for that…Krista and I both do.

We hope you all had great days celebrating Moms & Dads!

Bella’s fun little Mother’s Day Show

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Crammed into a little room to watch the show with all the parents…what should parents do?…take a selfie I suppose…

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Casa Robles had a special Mother’s Day event we got to go to…you can see that parents rushing forward with cameras is International…Marcos got up there and sung a solo for all of the Parents…he is fearless!

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The Little Buzbees put on a Mother’s Day show too…they are all growin’ up!

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We stopped by and visited Mrs. Margarita too!  She is well into her 80s and doing well…she is faithfully taking care of her sister Ruby’s house since Ruby passed away.  We still have great prayer meetings at Miss Ruby’s house!

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Ruby Ranch…Bridge Preservation & Citrus Plantation

There is news to come from plans at Ruby Ranch this summer; camps, constructions, agriculture endeavors, bon fires, cliff climbing & Geronimo slides.  We’ll look forward to telling those stories throughout the summer, but wanted to share some of the recent happenings first…

There is a small bridge at the entrance to the Double R and we needed to reinforce that bridge to prevent land erosion.  Krista’s brother Brinson, innovator extraordinaire, devised a plan with Chele (Ruby Ranch’s foreman…click for his facebook page) and here is the end result….Go Big or Go Home baby!

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Also, in a step towards developing some production at Ruby Ranch, Brinson planted some of the acreage with a citrus grove.  Please pray for good rains and giant fruit!!!  Here is the grove at its first stages….rows and rows of baby citrus.

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