Technology. How I loath it. How I love it. I love keeping in touch with my family. My dad now has a smart phone and even uses emoji’s! I’m not a fan of how it seems to suck my kids in with the flashy screen.
However, last week I realized how much technology really does help in what we do. Torre was picking up a guest from the airport late one night. We had never met the man and he described what he looked like and what he would be driving. The next text, Jack sent us a selfie! Ha! Our first selfie for an airport pick up! Why hadn’t we thought of that sooner! Even more fun, the next morning I was out walking and who should I see on the sidewalk, Jack. I was able to introduce myself to him instead of walking by him as another walker out that Saturday morning.
When we do pick up someone from the airport we track their flight online. We see you! Once their flight has landed we head out to pick them up on the curb. If it all goes well there is limited circling of the airport and they aren’t waiting too long in the sun.
We use technology to keep the calendar of the guest house available for the field of Mexico to see.
Technology is helpful with emailing tribal missionaries who maybe don’t always have cell service and need a room or something bought from the store, or instructions for a package.
GPS has changed my world. I know how to get to the bus station, but every time I go, I get a pit in my stomach, “Is this the exit? Have I missed the road?” So yes, I often turn GPS on almost to validate, “Good job Narah, you’re headed the right direction.” But if all else fails, we have a giant mountain range that runs north and south, splitting the city in half. I just start driving in the direction I need to be. 🙂