Las Moras, 5.5 hours away from civilization, is pretty remote and isolated. There is no electricity, no running water, no phone service. Many of our other co-workers in similar situations have used satellite internet for communication with the outside world. It’s useful to stay in contact with family, consultants, etc.
In May, Tom & Pete set up our dish, aligned it exactly to the coordinates of the satellite we are registered to, and set up the modem. In the end we ran into a glitch and couldn’t finalize the set-up. Now, in October, Pete tried once again to set up the system, and once again we are not able to finish the set-up. Please pray for Pete as he works with tech support to be able to get all the bugs worked out.
Meanwhile, we are able to use the teachers’ internet connection provided by the Dept of Education. Although it is not optimal, it is a blessing to be able to send and receive email once in a while.
Several times a week we take our laptops with full charge down to the school and check email. For some reason, our computers don’t always like to work with the connection. Half of the time my computer either won’t send or won’t receive messages. Some times, it won’t do either. The other half of the time, it works and I thank God for the blessing of communication!
Feel free to write to me while I’m in the village. I might not receive it right away, but after a few tries, I should be able to receive it. But, please don’t send any large attachments.