Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Let The Sparks Fly

Most of us where up and stirring at 6:30 this morning. I said most. Does using the little girls room count? It was close to 7:00 give or take a few, and our lights flickered and flickered, not a good sign. We were now running all around the house turning of switches unplugging items, but the lights where still flickering?????? So we turned off the main switch to the house. Then Naomi says, It sounds like something is burning up outside. So we all go outside. The electric wire was sparking. It would spark in one area then continue down the line. I thought something is going to catch on fire as sparks were falling to the ground. I said who do we call? What do we do? Not much. We wait for one of the neighbor's to do something. After a few minutes, they started to peak their heads out. There really was nothing we could do, so I ushered everyone back inside to begin our day with no electricity. We thought we would be without electricity for awhile, but after the sparks stopped we flipped our electricity switch back on and we had lights. It was the weirdest thing!

Mack, Prince, William, (Tall) Joseph and Matthew went to Cape Coast on Saturday. Peter's dad was becoming King of a village in Cape Coast. It is a week long ceremony and our guys could only go on Saturday. Who knew we where friends with the Kings son? Here is a bit of history of Peter's family. Pretty neat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._E._Ferguson Also Peter's Dad, King George Ferguson also trains paraplegics here in Ghana for the Olympics. This article is old but here it is: http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2012/08/23/ghanas-paralympic-team-moves-to-london-olympic-village/

You might also remember other posts about Peter.
New Beginings

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Could Do It But...

My kids have a list of chores to do each day.  It would be much easier if I just did it, but I am not helping them. I could clean the house myself then I wouldn't have to argue with the kids, or check to make sure they did their work, and then correct them when they don't. When my kids first started doing chores they where little. Teaching them how to sweep, sweep the dirt in front of you not towards your feet. To walk on the clean part of the floor not the dirty, etc., etc. It really is more work for you. I should have a clean house with everyone doing their jobs. Well...we try. Living in Africa gives a new meaning to clean. A certain part of the year we have dirt blowing in our windows. If you enter our house you will think this lady doesn't clean or dust her house, actually, we just did it this morning. Then we have rainy season and our dogs make a huge mess on the wet porch. When the rains first come they clean the dirty screens and you have a mud mess in your windows. Keeping things clean is quite the challenge. I can't do it all myself. I have tried. I either clean the house and the kids are schooling by themselves or I do school and the house is left to itself. I need help. So as soon as my kids where able to pick up a broom, empty trash, dishes, cut grass, dust, clean their shower, hang clothes. Well they got the job!! We sweep and mop three times a week (we could do more). Do I have a perfectly clean house, absolutely not. It is never ending job. My job is also to teach my kids how do things faithfully and well, something I need to work on also.

Our church went to a youth activity last week. They had a great time. They had Bible quiz's where they picked a few from each church for each team. Two from our church was on the winning team. The biggest quiz was on the book of Titus. Our church WON Titus! They may beat us at soccer but we will win when it comes to Bible!! Amen!

Naomi and Joseph won Titus for Cornerstone Biblical Baptist!!

We started school last week

Monday, August 12, 2013

Trying Again

I had a blog post all ready last week. My computer was (and is not) working right. So my blog was a mess. We started school today! On Friday the kids had a few friends over before school started. Our church has a youth activity this week, with another church in the area. There is going to be sword drills, bible memory, preaching, and different games. They also have to study the book of Titus. My two older kids are looking forward to this.

I have enjoyed teaching children's church. I will be teaching until the end of the month. A testimony I have is about Elizabeth. Elizabeth has been coming to church since she was able to walk. I was teaching two weeks ago and she came up to me afterwards. She said, she wanted to follow Christ and do what is right. Elizabeth is saved. I said, you have been coming to church for a long time, you need to start coming Sunday nights. She said, I do studies for school in the evenings. I told her she has 5 to 6 hours in between church. Can't you get your studies done and then come to church? When we got ready to leave, I asked Elizabeth if I would see her tonight? She said, no, next week. Next Sunday after church she said, I will come tonight. Not only did she come but her sister and a friend came with her. I was excited! She also came again this Sunday night.

Elizabeth will be 11 yrs next month

A few friends over before school begins

Nehemiah lost tooth #2

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Break In Time

We all need a break from time to time. Naomi has been teaching Jr. church for a little while now. I haven't taught in a while, so I am giving her a break. We are also on break from school. Not to much longer and our plates will be full again. The kids have been enjoying playing monopoly. We all played the other night, and dad won. Usually on summer break you hear of swimming, sprinklers, cool lemonade etc. We on the other hand are drinking hot chocolate and hoping our water heater is working for a hot shower. I know what your thinking. Jackie you live in Africa, cold? Yes, we are feeling chilly.

My blog is on:

Nehemiah's little friends

Rebekah, got saved Sunday (the one standing against the wall)

Joseph is preaching on Wednesday, he did a great job.

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