Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
ignore what the world worships;
The world's a huge stockpile
of God-wonders and God-thoughts.
Nothing and no one
and quickly run out of words.
Neither numbers nor words
that's not what you're after.
Being religious, acting pious—
that's not what you're asking for.
You've opened my ears
so I can listen.
I read in your letter what you wrote about me,
And I'm coming to the partyyou're throwing for me."
That's when God's Word entered my life,
became part of my very being.
I've kept back nothing, God—you know that.I didn't keep the news of your ways
a secret, didn't keep it to myself.
I told it all, how dependable you are, how thorough.
I didn't hold back pieces of love and truth
For myself alone. I told it all,
let the congregation know the whole story.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Hopefully technology will cooperate tomorrow.
We love all our family and friends. We wish you could be here with us!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here we are waiting to go through immigration.
We arrived at the orphanage and began unpacking the 32 duffel bags we brought full of supplies. Lots of organizing to do!
Tomorrow we will begin our work and get to visit with our precious children. There's VBS, clothesline to construct, washers to buy, and English classes to speak to.
Thank you Lord for allowing us to be here in this country of beautiful people. Help us to be Your hands and Your heart.
Monday, July 27, 2009
This morning was time to say goodbye. I've never done well with goodbyes and let's just say this certainly was not one of my easiest. Many treats were given out to the children this morning, many kids up here "helping" ... it was chaos at its best ... but we did have a few special moments and love-on-the-kids moments before we left for the airport. I had to reassure MANY children that Mama Shelly was indeed returning from the airport and not going to America with the team.
We had a great afternoon once we returned from the market. I think I counted 18 children up here at one point ... just hangin out. We had 10 of them up here for dinner and have MANY girls looking forward to a big ole slumber party with Shelly and Lexi tonight. Great fun, that's for sure. I just heard that the team is safely in Miami, awaiting their flight to Jacksonville ... best wishes and safe travels to you all ... and thanks again for a great week together!!