Monday, May 19, 2014

Chaos and Massive Disorder

I am getting behind on my blog. I try to get out a post each week, but that has not been happening. We are on furlough mode. I have been cleaning and packing. We finished school the first week of May. I started with the school room and emptied the room and packed the school books away. Hurray!!! Then we tackled the boys room, ugh, just plain dirt. It blows through the windows then the fan blows it to the  outsides and corners of the room. I am sure you are not interested in all the dirt…ha ha!! We have our hall loaded with trunks. Trunks we are taking back and trunks that are staying, filled with books, towels, sheets and some kitchen items. I have on several occasions needed something that was already packed, to sort through the trunks to find the item. My kids wish they where still in school with all this cleaning. Trying to finish and use up any food items, but yet still needing some groceries to make it through the month. As Pastor Prince says, "Chaos and Massive Disorder" exactly!!

Our daughter Naomi turned 16 on May 4th. She had 6 girls over for the afternoon and to spend the night. They went to church with us on Sunday. Some of these girls we have known since they where little. We have some new girls who we hope they continue growing in the Lord.

We are getting ready for VBS the last week of May. Our theme this year is "The Armour of God". Naomi drew some armor and I helped her paint it. Then we attached Velcro to the pieces so someone could wear it. Then she drew a poster with the names Velcroed to the poster to be removed and the kids have to put the right name on each piece of armour. It should be a fun week!!

One of the girls over for Naomi's birthday was Esther. We call her Little Esther, because we have two Esthe's in our church. We found out that on Naomi's birthday on of her sisters (Sarah) had a baby. Wewhere excited for her. So the next Saturday Mack and I went to visit Esther and her family to see the new little baby. We where greeted by one of her twin brothers, Elvis. The whole family was gathered around, there are 8 children, most are grown and have families of their own, with Esther being the youngest. Elvis begins to tell us that Thursday their oldest sister died. We where shocked! I just got some sewing done from one of Esther's sisters (Gifty) and the one that passed was (Sapphira), she was there at the shop. We greeted the family and gave our condolences, we then got to see the new baby and pray with the new mom. It was a sad but yet rejoicing time for the family. The funeral will be in July, which we will not be here. Esther's brother Elvis is married to another girls sister in our church. Both families live on the same street as our church. Pray that they see Christ though it all and through the 3 family members that come to our church.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Where Has Time Gone?

Please check out our friend and fellow missionaries blog. Please pray for them this week.
...Let It Go...and Let God also her previous post For-days-when-you-need-miracle

Where has the time gone? The kids have 3 days left of school. We have been occupied with getting finished. We have been busy with Church Anniversary, Easter, Easter Monday, John & Romans distribution and we showed a film in Kojokrom for an outreach. Sorry, it was to dark to get any good pictures. Bible classes at the church will be finishing up, only 2 more classes. Students here in Ghana are on break from school, so a break from West Ridge devotions on Wednesday.

My husband has re-painted our refrigerator. It was one of those times when he says, "Spray paint"
and I say, "Spray paint?" Not getting the vision of it looking good. In my mind I don't see the finished product, I just see "Spray paint?" I should know better, my husband always does a great job.

Lightly Sanding

I was at the house of a church member and there was a boy there selling cabbage, carrots, cucumber and green pepper. I was going to buy some cabbage. When I went to retrieve my money, I realized I had left it at home. So instead I invited the boy to church. I was quickly told he was Muslim. I said, "That is okay you are still welcome to come." I gave him a John & Romans and told him Jesus is the only way to heaven. I see Bashuru almost every Saturday and before church on Wednesday, selling his vegetables. He often greets me while passing. Once in awhile he will stop. Then I realized he only stops when we are out of sight from other Muslims who might see him talking to the white Christian lady. I came up with a strategy. Every time I see him, I will buy cabbage. Then I get a chance to talk with him, even for a few minutes and be his friend.. Bashuru is still young but in just a couple of years he will be hardened to the gospel. 


Grandma N. sent candy!!!

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