~Our kids playing, Sunday morning while we were waiting for our bus (which took a long time) to come to take us to church!~
The bus did not arrive until 9:45 and our CHURCH STARTED AT 10:00! UGH! It normally is a 45 minute ride. BUT KIMBERLY TOLD ME THAT GOD MUST HAVE DRIVEN THAT BUS THAT MORNING, FOR WE GOT THERE ONLY 6 MINUTES LATE! THANK THE LORD! Before the bus came, I PRAYED that we could get seats, for I was exhausted. When the bus did come, it was packed with people and their Huge bags of fresh fruit and veggies that they had purchased from the market. So, there I stood in the crowded bus aisle, trying not to fall over and holding Noah in my arms! Phillip snapped this pic, right before I sat down in a seat that a kind gentleman gave up for me. =)
God gave us a good service Sunday morning. This was a down day for people in the church, it's the way it is when you are working with new babes in Christ! =)
After church we invited a man and his son home to eat Sunday dinner with us. They rode their motorcycle, and we rode the bus.
As we were coming down the mountain in the bus, it began to rain...so that meant that we walked the mile home in the rain. Since we did not have Noah's raincoat, Phillip took his rain coat off and let Noah ride the suitcase (his "Caballo" (horse) and put his big rain coat on top of him.
Just as we got inside, it started HAILING!! And our poor guests were still coming on their motorcycle in the pouring rain and hail. They arrived SOAKING WET!! We had a good time with them, and Phillip had a good visit with him discussing the Bible and God.
~Jason and our kids. Jason was VERY concerned about me taking a picture of him, for he had no shoes and socks on, for they had gotten soaked in the rain. Colombian culture is that you ALWAYS wear shoes, in the house and out. One day a lady from our neighborhood rang my doorbell, and when the kids and I went out to talk to her, and she saw that Noah had no shoes on....SHE SCOLDED ME FOR HIM NOT HAVING SHOES ON! UGH! =(
Our visitors left at 4:00 and we took a bus to our evening service. God helped us in that service too. In the evening church there are a lot of little (UNTRAINED, UNCARED FOR) kids, so our services can be pretty LOUD, and TIRING! But, God helped the kids to do good and listen well Sunday night. PRAISE THE LORD FOR WE WERE EXHAUSTED! We got on a VERY Crowded bus, and I was STANDING AND holding Noah, but was not holding on to anything yet, when the bus came to a Screeching HALT...and Noah and I went flying! BUT...thank the Lord that a man and a lady blocked me from falling...and then someone INSTANTLY gave me a seat! (Phillip later teased me in ENGLISH that that was a Nice "ACT" because it got me a seat! NOT! ;)
Today, Memorial Day, we decorated the table with Red, White and Blue, and had a good meal, and listened to "Little Bear Wheeler" telling Stories about AMERICA, Memorial day and the Revolution War, etc. He nearly had Phillip and I crying with our love for the USA and our appreciation for our country, our Godly heritage and our FREEDOM! GOD BLESS, KEEP, AND HELP AMERICA... MY HOME SWEET HOME!