I don't really know what to say this week? I wanted some great story. I thought I had one, but it didn't happen. About a head of cabbage? Hopefully, I can still write about it later????? We had ladies fellowship this Saturday. Our numbers where down, so that means the few girls had all the cake to themselves. I talked about the "Titanic" and how the ship sank. I explained to them the history of the ship etc. We either have made it to the life boats or we are on the sinking ship. Maybe we are on the life boats, but are not heeding the warnings of danger ahead. Have we told our loved ones and friends who are on the sinking ship about our Saviour? I managed to get a piece of cake for Prince, Koasi and Mack. The men and boys went out on visitation, while we had our meeting.
My kids are doing really well on reading books. Joseph and Naomi have discovered the joy of reading. Matthew reads when he has to. Even Nehemiah got his $ for reading his books! I have never been a reader myself. Since coming to the field, I have read more than ever. Once I got introduced to Kindle. I am hooked. I love it! There are so many free ebooks!
The 30th of March is our 17th wedding anniversary. Time flies! We plan on dying Easter eggs and making some cookies to decorate on Friday. Happy Easter!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
On these hot African days, we try to just keep cool. One way we achieve this is by Fudge Pops!
3/4 C Sugar
3 T Flour
3 T Cocoa
4 C Milk
In saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and cocoa. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 min. (stirring) or until thick. Cool slightly. Pour into molds and freeze.
*Note* Plan on doubling this, too good, to wait until you make it again. If you don't have enough molds, we put ours into small cups, (or big cups for dad).
The blessing for this week is...we have had electricity all week! PTL! We have had missions conference this week as well, which means clothes need ironed and the washer needed to keep up with all the extra clothes we had.
Last week, the electricity was off quite a bit, so the kids found refuge in the shade.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Naomi passed out all our John and Romans before we got done with our first street. I looked at her and said, "Now What?" So we continued down the street and I had some tracks in my purse, so I handed those out to some people. As we where walking, I saw a boy sewing his trousers. I passed him up, he gave me one of nicest smiles. I told Nehemiah to go back and give that boy a track. As Nehemiah was going, James was also there, I told James to tell him where our church is in Fante. The boy got of of his seat at walked over to James. I then walked to where they were. I starting talking to him and found out his name is Richmond. He goes to the Apostolic Church. I asked him if his church teaches him the way to heaven. He hesitated and then said, they teach me many verses. I said, good, but verses won't get you to heaven. He said, he would come to church tomorrow. He again asked James where our church was. I said, we are headed there come and we will show you. He followed us to the church. Once we got to the church, I gave him a John and Romans and a New Testament. I began to talk to Richmond, he was convinced he was good enough to get to heaven. I couldn't get him lost, so he could be found. Finally, I said, if I give you a ticket to ride the STC, (the public bus transportation) you can get on the bus. I said, but if you don't have a ticket and stand in line and tell the person collecting the tickets, that you are good enough to ride, they will look at you and say, I'm sorry, you cannot ride unless you have a ticket, no matter how good you are. I also used that illustration in regard to heaven, having Jesus Christ (the ticket) to go to heaven. Then it clicked! He was not good enough to ride the bus, he was not good enough to enter heaven. At that moment Prince came around the corner. Prince continued talking to him, in Fante, Richmond asked Christ to be his Saviour. I asked him if he had the ticket to heaven, he said, Yes! On Sunday, church began and I didn't see Richmond, I thought surely he would come. About a half hour later, I saw Richmond walking down the street, he even came back Sunday evening. Richmond is 13 years old.
|Peter (left) Richmond (right)|
Naomi got to lead Emmanuella to the Lord, after Jr. Church. There have been several salvation's this week. Peter and Nicholas have also been coming on visitation the last few weeks.
|Peter, Emmanuella and Ebenezer|
|Naomi praying with the girls|