~My sweetheart brought me these beautiful roses!! It pays to live in Colombia...where they grow tons of beautiful roses, and sell them for GREAT prices!~
Kimberly and Sarah's violin teacher was to come, and we knew that it was her Birthday TODAY! So, we made sugar cookies, in the shapes of violins (OK, well they are probably guitars, but we made them violins,) and then Kimberly and Sarah had fun decorating them for their teacher, and we gave her the little tray too. (Thanks Aunt Nesi for the nice cookie cutters!)
~The girl's violin teacher, Adriana, and the girls. It was Adriana's birthday, so I made this new Yummy Peanut Butter pudding dessert for her birthday, put a candle in it, and we sang Happy Birthday to her.~
The girls also made her cards, and I gave her a picture of our family, and one of our family's singing Cds. She was very happy with us remembering her birthday, and she was so touched that she nearly cried.
We had good services last Sunday, and God helped. Yesterday, On Wednesday, we were in a taxi taking it to church, and the taxi driver decided that he didn't want to climb the mountain to take us to the poor area of our church, so he let us out on the curb, with all of our belongings and our 3 kids. We crossed the street and waited for a bus, and when that first bus came, it was already packed, and then 20 people crowded in and there was NO room for us. So, we waited for the second bus, and it was full too, but we crammed in, and arrived at church 10 minutes late, but we had a good service.
I have a prayer request! PLEASE PRAY! There was a lady in our service that talked to us afterwards and said that she had had a baby in a hospital, and then it died. BUT...the hospital doesn't have record of the babies birth, NOR of the babies death, only of the cremation bill. So, she is under investigation about the baby, and she didn't do any thing wrong. The hospital should have both records, but doesn't!! She is concerned with this, and I told her that we would be praying for her. It is soooo SAD....for there are soooo many babies that die here, the graveyard is FULL of little graves. We know several families that have lost a baby, and it makes our hearts soooo SAD! Poor people, I cannot imagine loosing a baby! (or an older child for that matter.)
Lord willing, on Saturday, we are going to rent a bus and take our church people about an hour and a half away to a beautiful place that is warmer than Bogota, and we are going to have a baptismal service. The place where we are having the baptismal is like paradise, with beautiful exotic flowers, birds, trees, and mountains. We have 2 or 3 people that want to be baptised. (And Kimberly is one of them! =) I'll try to post about it when I can. Please pray that God will help our church people to grow in Jesus! Thank you!
~Bogota has a lot of beautiful fireworks. So, although we didn't get to see any on July 4th, we saw these beautiful ones on July 26th. =)~
~More pretty fireworks~
~Kimberly snapped this picture of Noah, while the kids were watching the fireworks.~