Tuesday, April 29, 2008
News from San Juan is that several ladies want to start an in-depth Bible study for the women and are trying to find a day when everyone - or most everyone - can attend. I'm excited that they came up with this idea "on their own"! I've been praying for months that something like this would happen! So, when I return to Mexico May 19th, we'll get together and plan out our study, time, and strategy!
Last I counted, we will have five teams down this summer to do ministry! It's exciting to have these folks join us and be a very special part of what we're doing! I will have to hit the ground running when I return to get caught up on all the activities of preparing for them to come. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy my time here with Jeff, Kim, Jeffery, Jesse, Austin, Raquel, Victoria, Calvin, Clara, Quincy and Ada!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Aunt Betty Jo provided the shovel and Mikey went to work! He just dug n dug n dug! See below for what Del did with that wonderful, delicious, vitamin-filled dirt that Mikey dug up!
Friday evening a bunch of relatives came over and Elia, Josie, Mikey and Del got acquainted with lots of cousins they hadn't met before. Here we see Aunt Betty Jo with Del and Jaqueline. It was SUPER to see everyone! Gram (my mother in law) just had surgery, so we visited her in the hospital. She isn't doing real well and is in a lot of pain. I felt badly, but am glad I visited.
That dirt is delicious. You ought to try it! You'll like it!
The sand outside Uncle Ed's house was WONDERFUL! The girls spent a number of hours getting filthy and of course having a blast! It's unbelievable what all you can do with sand and a few cans and utensiles! The BEST part of our visit was the gift from Uncle Ed - three very large jars of PICKLES! Wow! The kiddos are enjoying those MORE than you can imagine!