First night in Arriaga, Chiapas

The house we moved into was abandoned for several weeks before we moved in. Enough time for critters and dust to live here rent free. The house has a lot of potential but it needs some serious TLC. It is a big house with lots of tile and windows that constantly requires mopping.

The first night that we stayed here, Ron found a scorpion in our kitchen. Then right before we were going to sleep I noticed another weird looking critter by my bed. I screamed and Ron killed it, the usual pattern lol. I cried myself to sleep that night. Every noise scared me. It was a very rough night. I kept thinking about what we left behind to come here. I was so upset that I could not even pray. Oh but the scriptures say that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning… and it did! A lady from the church came to help me clean. Ron sprayed for bugs and slowly some left. It’s Mexico so they tell me bugs come with the house. We also inherited 2 cats. I’ve never been a cat lover but since I was given the choice of rats or cats, I have decided to keep the cats 🙂

Praise Report: We got a call yesterday that a nicer house is available so it looks like we are going to be moving in 2 weeks.

NOTE from Ron: About 1,000 – 2,000 deaths occur each year in Mexico due to scorpion stings. I have killed five in our house since we arrived.

4 thoughts on “First night in Arriaga, Chiapas

  1. Praise God another house will be available soon. Will be waiting to hear a good report on the next house. Love ya all mom

  2. Hi Ivonne,
    I understand how you feel. I will be praying for you. You will be surprised how fast you get used to it all even the roaches.
    What I did in Mexico was I always took care I had no trash in the house in the night and even on the day I would go trow it out all the time. NAd I kept the kitchen dry. I would constantly dry my sink.
    And Scott used borik assit. you can mop your foors with it and that kills them too. If the crawl on it they die. But it’s not harming for humans. And I also mopped my floors with bleach. Helps to keep the flies out. they don’t like the smell of bleach. Well God bless you guys. ANd don’t be discourage. The start is always hard. But you get used to it all. I will be praying for you guys that you will all adjust fast. Hennie

  3. That is great guys! Ron, you never gave me a call before leaving (Ivonne said she would remind you). No biggie,but we all miss you! Let us know when the phone is up. I would love to talk with you guys. Until next time,love Adam.

  4. Reading your testimonies and stories is so inspiring!! We will continue to lift your family up to the Lord and thank Him for your lives. P.S. We killed 4 scorpians this summer here in our home in Highland Village, Texas! You’re one up on us!

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