We were missionaries in thin air: Quito, Ecuador, elev. 9500 ft. but we moved to Manitoba. It is our family's first time living in Canada - the 4th country we have lived in. The blog title is in part from the "thin air" in Quito. More than that it is a reflection of life as a true Jesus-loving Christian. Sometimes the air is a little "thin" in life. We need to deeply breathe of God and His Goodness, Faithfulness, Righteousness, Grace, Patience...the list goes on.
Here is a quote from local news. Not shocking with all of the posts I've done on the winter here, but it still is interesting. We are becoming hardy Canadians.
Phillips says southern Manitoba has just come through the coldest December/ January stretch since 1949 and the second coldest in 120 years. He explains the average temperature in December was -20.9 degrees or about seven degrees colder than normal. While in January, the average temperature was -20.7 degrees, which is about six degrees below normal. Furthermore, there were nine days in December where the mercury dipped below -30 degrees and another twelve days in January. In fact, twelve is the normal amount for an entire winter in southern Manitoba. Phillips says this is the highest number of -30 degree days we've had in one year in the last century.