Saturday, November 26, 2011

Edith, Emily and Michael are improving. They are not desperately sick and seem to be through the worst of it, for which we are thankful...the rough part for them is being confined to Grandma's is sweet how our kids miss each other...Eldora said I didn't realize how much I played with Emily, I miss her. Now today she was crying and crying because she wanted to play with Emily and Michael. Another cute thing was Michael telling Emily,"We can't go outside, we are corned.":) didn't remember how to say quarantined lol
The other thing we are in the middle of is our paper work...Asher and Jason went to Mexico City to talk to the lawyer and found out the $45@ person was only the initial amount to get the paper work could take as much as $300 more per person. Pray with us that God will overrule in the heart of the officials or provide what they are wanting from us right now.
More later

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On to the next part of our is 12 O'clock and we are leaving the lab...we get results tomorrow but it is pretty definite that Pablo, Edith Emily and Michael have is typeA.....they will need to be quarantined for 2 to 3 weeks
More details coming

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Here we are week is Thanksgiving!! How time flies!! Just less than 2 weeks and we are here 6 month already. God has been good to us..many difficulties and adjustments but He has been very kind and tender to us in this time.And thank you to all our wonderful friends who have been a wonderful support and encouragement...whether by letters or boxes or emails or phone calls or prayers or money...every little and big thing has been a gift from Gods own hand and we thank you once again for being sure we have felt totally loved and supported!! We pray that God will reward you and bless you!
Today was childrens church..there were about 42 children today and some of the mothers.Last week we had about 55 children. It was a good day. The children enjoy Nicole using the felt board to tell the Bible story. Last week we had made popcorn balls and had put on a movie...they all loved it:)
We got a new boy this week..his name is David and he is 8 years old.The usual sad story of mom doesn't know who the Dad is and now she has a boyfriend and she has a boy with him but he doesn't want anything to do with David so he is with the grandmother...its sad that at such a young age he knows about missing school,running away from another orphanage etc....So we will love him and pray that he discovers there is more to life than the awful one he had...Love does a lot!
This has been a rainy week which was great for the gardens..not as pleasant for outdoor living..but thankfully we all have plenty of jackets and warm hats and gloves. I am extra careful with Roberto wearing his hat because only a week ago he had bad ear infection...he seems rather sensitive to lung and ear problems. Hopefully with some herbs we can strengthen his immune system.
We are considering whether to get rid of the goats and get a cow....Asher doesn't make fast moves so we will see how everything falls into place:)
Jason has been in Tulluncingo all week working with the brothers there. He is coming home tonight.
We continue to work on our residency papers.. Asher started out to the City on Friday but discovered when he got to Tulluncingo that the paper work was incomplete , missing 3 of the childrens names so we need to redo them and on Monday Asher and Jason will go to Mexico City with the correct paper work and money.
More another day:)

Monday, November 7, 2011

A big thankyou to all who sent texts or birthday messages to Asher..was very nice. His birthday was a very interesting day!! We went to a village called Africa..I had a hard time convincing Rafael that it was not Abba's Africa..he couldn't figure out why we weren't seeing the monkeys:)LOL We left at 7:30 in the morning and got home about 8:30 in the evening....we only drove 40 miles but it took 4 hours to drive was certainly little more than a cow path and I felt totally shook apart till we got home:) The people are sweet but I still find such occasions rather unsatisfactory because of the language barrier..Nicole says it blesses them that we were willing to come so I am glad if they were blessed. I still think I am satisfied to be a stay home person for now..theres time for the going out after we conquer speaking the language:)
Now today Evelyn made a yummy carrot cake with lots of nuts for his celebration with the people here in the village...and Chucho wanted to do something special so he was going to buy I must go and get it all cooked and ready:)
Oh and for Emily's birthday we are going to the zoo and its the one teachers birthday too so we are going to buy a birthday cake to go with our lunch so that will be fun day!!
More next time:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rainy cold day today...we had quite a few weeks of sunshine so we are glad for the rain for the gardens even if it makes outdoor living rather uncomfortable:)
Robert is back in with our boys so we are happy about that:) His sparkling laughing dark eyes are so beautiful and its a joy to have him to love on again:)
Today Asher and I had the day out and we bought him a much needed jacket and a pair of boots(thanks to the friends who sent money to make that happen). On Sunday we are going to one of the missions which is in a town called Africa..about a 4 hour we will leave early and be back late..I am not too excited about all the bumpy roads but I am looking forward to meeting these people.
Elizabeth ?(forget her last name) from Missouri arrived on Wednesday...27 years old, parents were missionaries in Mexico when she was born till 3 then in Bolivia till she was 9, and so when she got to US she wanted to be American and did not keep up her Spanish, took some German in high school and some she can communicate some but is hoping even more will come back to her in her time spent here this month. She is very pleasant and we look forward to learning to knowing her better. She is over 6 ft tall so she seems very tall compared to all the short people around here.
Girls were disappointed this morning to find out that the outing to Mexico City was cancelled...a group of christians were going to the dump at the city to give out food to the poor and hungry....Elizabeth, Sed and Evelyn and Edith were going to go with them. Its been postponed till December so they may still have the opportunity to do that.
Children's church is again happening on Saturdays...after the mudslide and because of Nicoles trip we cancelled it for awhile...but we have the pavillion cleaned out again and so once again there is room for such things to happen. Last week there were about 20-25 people who was rainy so that hindered the numbers some, I'm sure. Manuel came that day and said he wanted to come back. So that is good altho it definitely makes more drama for Asher to deal with. He had a few bad moments but for the most part he is doing well. Lencho is definitely glad for some help with splitting wood for cooking over the fire in the kitchen and then for fire in the boiler to heat water for showers. It takes a good bit of wood for all that which was too big a job for 1 ten year old boy...Michael helps a little but there isnt too much power behind that strike with the axe or machete as of yet:)
The Joy of the Lord is our strength...that was on the banner that Marlene made for us and sent to looks so beautiful on our wall and is a wonderful reminder daily :) Thanks again Marlene and household!!