Friday, August 7, 2009

Dummies in the Baptistry!

You are going to look at this picture and probably ask

  • "What am I looking at here?"


Can you see the dummies? Oh, I mean the puppets? Yes, you guessed it! We are doing a puppet show in a baptistry in Mexico City!

What? You can´t see that? Well, that´s what we are doing. Of course we hardly knew enough Spanish at the time to do a puppet show, so it was all done by a recording and we just moved the mouths. The kids loved it!

It was my first missions trip. The year 1991. I was 15 and the youngest on the team. It was my first time out of the country. My first time to do a puppet show. My first time to use my Spanish. (the little I had studied in school) My first time to know God was calling me to the Spanish speaking people. I fell in love with the culture and the people!

Just in case you can´t find me, I am second from the back of the picture looking up with a cheesy grin.

I have lost touch with everyone else in this picture. Maybe, I ought to try to Facebook them.

The impact of this trip lingers with me still today, as God has called me to be a missionary wife to the least reach Spanish speaking country in the world.

Happy Friday Foto Flashback! Link up with Alicia!


  1. When I read your blog title, I was totally thinking something else...LOLOL!!!

    I bet the kids enjoyed the puppet show! My kids always love those!!!! And how awesome to know at that age that the Lord was training you up back then to be a missionary wife now!! Awesome!

  2. DaniJoy, that's such a neat flashback because it is a special link to your current place in life. :) Blessings!

  3. Cool photo!!! Why we never tried a puppet show in the park???? We were enough people to do it back then... oh well....

    It is so cool to see how photos can bring up so many things.

    Have a great day!

  4. That is great DaniJoy. What a fun bunch. That's the beauty of puppet shows....everyone all smooshed together behind the scenes. Great photo!

  5. How fun! What a blessing your parents let you go. My son went to Korea and taught Esl there and he loved it!

  6. Wow! That's AWESOME!
    Thanks for sharing such a Beautiful story!

  7. I love these photo flashbacks that you and Pilar do. This one is really special too since it's where you took a step that would lead you to where you are now. I wonder if you'd be where you are today if you had never gone on that missions trip?

  8. Hey, Dani Joy, that looks like too much fun. Isn't it funny to think that you now probably speak Spanish more than English? Would you have imagined it then? So wonderful!

  9. Dani Joy, how cute you were!!! Well, still are! But, you know what I mean. I love how God had been preparing you from such a young age to what you would be doing in your life. Very inspiring.

    xoxo, Veronica in CA

  10. p.s. I noticed you added me to your homeschool heroes blog roll and it truly touched my heart. God bless you, Sister. xoxo

  11. This is a hilarious photo! It looks like tons of fun. I must say that I have never seen the baptistry used for a puppet theater, but what a great idea!!

    Thanks for the creative blog award. I would claim it, but I don't see it on your side bar.


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