Last Thursday night after church, a 12 year old boy was walking beside me and we were all walking to catch our bus to go home. He told me that he thought that my girl was pretty, and that when he and she get older he wants to "TAKE CARE OF HER"! That is the SAD mind-set here, like most of the world now, NOT TO GET MARRIED, just to live together. I told him that when it came nearer the time for her to get a husband that we would be taking her back to the USA to find a man of her own culture. He looked at me and said, "WHAT'S THAT MEAN?" I began to explain that our culture and their culture were 2 different cultures...that we thought differently than they, that we eat differently, etc. And that though it's not a sin for 2 people from 2 different cultures to get married, that it's not wise, for there are MANY MORE adjustments for the couple. When I said that we eat different foods, he asked me, "So, what does your daughter like to eat?" I started naming things like mashed potatoes, hot dogs, pizza, etc. (AND OF COURSE A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER FOODS THAT I DID NOT TAKE THE TIME TO MENTION, nor would he have known what they were) and he got so excited and told me that HE KNEW HOW TO MAKE HOT DOGS...so he could take care of her. HELP! Though this is humorous, I'm already praying for the mates that our children will marry someday. FOR A PERSON'S MATE CAN MAKE OR BREAK THEM...AND CAN HELP THEM ON TO HEAVEN, OR TAKE THEM DOWN THE PATH TO HELL. We do realize too that with our girls having lighter skin and lighter eyes than most people here, we have to be careful and watch our children, and that we DO VERY MUCH! We love the Colombian people, but not for son-in-laws. =) We are keeping in mind that we need to be in the USA before our girls reach the age where some Colombian men want them for their wives. =) (My daughter does NOT know this story! =)
~The restaurant where Phillip took us Saturday painted the kids faces for free~ (The women with hats worked at the restaurant.)
Dec. 18th, 2015 found us coming back to the U.S.A. from South America, but to continue working as full-time missionaries with our mission. With our Children's age, we have been planning for years to come back at this time. We remain under appointment with Global Holiness Mission to continue serving Colombia and Argentina. We will be making trips to teach, preach, and disciple the nationals on the fields. Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him!
~Baby Abigail's birthday cake~
~Give a Lady a Fun Pair of Shoes...and she'll be your Friend for Life!~
~My Fun Rainbow Cake!~
For Elijah and Mary's graduation using the colors of Crayons.
Super moist choc. cupcakes w/ mocha icing!~
Click on picture for recipe
~Our baby Abigail Elizabeth~
This is her hospital pic...less than 24 hours old.
You are welcome to take a peek into our exciting lives! We have served Jesus for nearly 8 years in Colombia and nearly 2 years in Argentina! Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him! We are a close family that loves to do things together. Those things include sharing God's love, going places together, baking and having company, singing, and thanking God for each moment! We are delighted with our 6 sweet children with which God has blessed us, and love being a "team" for Jesus! ~Heather~