Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thank the Lord for safety in traveling thus far!
Friday, November 28, 2008
We are so excited!!!
We met with Missions Director John Parker and almost his whole family today for a few moments to say goodbye and have prayer together before we headed back.
We do ask your prayers for safe traveling for our family over many miles in the next 3 days. As I'm able, I'll be keeping you posted on the Weary Travelers' Itinerary (that's us).
Cameron enjoyed playing his guitar with Aunt Missy.
The kids wrapping presents with "Mamoo" - Jordan's name for my mom when he was learning to talk. It stuck - now 10 other grandchildren call her Mamoo.
Here we are getting ready to play a game.
The kids had so much fun in the snow.
Here I am pictured with my Aunt Liz Miller, my dad's sister.
The kids were singing Away in a Manger in front of my mom's beautiful fireplace. I can promise that Ryland was there just a second before - he must have just stepped behind Jordan whose face you cannot see. Yes, there are 9 grandsons and only 2 granddaughters!
All of us girls went together and bought my mom a countertop mixer this year.
We had so much fun together - great memories that we will always hold dear!
A delicious cake and cool balloons were provided for all the school kids at lunch...so neat how it says goodbye in Spanish to our boys.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
On the picture of the backyard, you can see Pastor Dolores, National President and our pastor in Saltillo. He has been just a tremendous help to us in finding housing: following leads, setting up appointments for Marc to see lots of different houses, and more. Muchas gracias, Hermano Dolores!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Pictures will be coming soon when Marc returns from Mexico tomorrow and when our missions service in Frankfort is completed tomorrow night.
Thank you for praying about this need for our family and thank God for supplying our needs. He is good - all the time!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tonight we finished a weekend revival (special music and preaching) at the Bible Methodist Church in Zanesville with Pastor Blair and family. We really enjoyed our time with the Blair Family and with the church people. Thanks, Blairs, for the wonderful accommodations, delicious meals and great fellowship and to the entire church for the love offering. The Lord is certainly sending revival to the Zanesville Church - we were privileged to witness God's moving there.
Fantastic Sunday lunch!
On the way over to church this morning, we saw our first snowflakes of the season. The boys were so hoping to see snow before we head back to Mexico in a couple weeks.
Marc is flying back to Saltillo tomorrow to continue house hunting for our family. The possibilities from a couple weeks ago did not work out. We would appreciate your continued prayers that God will provide us a home in Saltillo. We are scheduled to return to Mexico on Saturday, November 29.
As you can see, time is of the essence and we are just trusting God to provide what we need. Marc is planning to return on Wednesday in time for our Share Support Service in Frankfort, Indiana. Thank you for praying.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Marc conferring with President and Mrs. Sams about the music schedule for the service.
The times of prayer together were wonderful.
It was so wonderful to be with our Missions Directors, John and Cathy Parker - love you all!
We were also privileged to be able to meet Daniel and Tiffany Melton and son Kenton for the first time although we have conversed by email in the past. They are EFM missionaries in Honduras. We enjoyed talking "missionary talk" with them and feeling that connection although we are both far away from our fields of service. So nice to meet you, Daniel and Tiffany.
It was also fun to have my sister Marci and her husband Anthony come on Wednesday evening to sing with us in a "mini-concert" by Mercy in the afterglow. I did not capture any pictures of this due to my camera not cooperating...it's tired from deputation, too.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Then on Sunday evening....back "home" to Franklin! How wonderful it was to be with Pastor and Mrs. Hooker and our special friends at Franklin. God blessed us with years of ministry there and those memories will always be dear to our hearts. Thank you Pastor and people for your share support and love offering.
Our boys and their row of friends enjoying the service together.
Our friend, Mike Pennellatore holding one of the laptops that the Heartland Conference has raised money to purchase for the Bible Institute in Mexico - thank you!
The beautiful parsonage where we lived for 8 years
Beautiful guest room where we stayed upstairs in "our" house.