RIGHT AFTER I TOOK THIS PICTURE, NOAH WENT UPSTAIRS AND PLAYED IN KIMBERLY'S RED PAINT FOR HER SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, AND TURNED HIS NEW JAMMIES RED!!! HELP! THANKFULLY, MOST OF IT CAME OUT, BUT THEY STILL HAVE A TINGE OF "PINK!" =) I took Martha Goings advise and made "jammies" (I sewed tubes) to hide our electrical cords, now you don't see cords going everywhere under our table, Thanks Martha. I made 4 jean skirts for a family I know, and want to make 4 more for another family in our church. Kimberly and I made these blue skirts for she and Sarah, and we had fun making matching skirts for their babies too!~
We have a few more things we want to sew tomorrow, on Monday, then our dear "Grandpa" Edwards leaves early Tuesday morning to go home to AZ, and we start school. We surely have enjoyed having Bro. Edwards with us. He's such a dear man to our family, and he is just like our family. PLEASE PRAY THAT HE HAS A SAFE TRIP HOME ON TUESDAY! THANKS!
We had a good Sunday today. This is the first Sunday we had communion, and there were 8 of us that took communion. (then lots more people came later!) I made homemade grape juice and hauled it in a new thermos that someone had given us, and we'd never used. We just used saltine crackers for the "bread." It was a sweet time of remembering and Thanking Jesus for all He has done for us.
Here's Kimberly's class (11 today) doing their craft, after Kimberly told them the story of God destroying Sodom and Gomorra. Kimberly made up the craft and drew a man, with fire behind him (like lot leaving the city, with fire in the background) and she made him sort of like a paper doll, and made 2 sets of clothes for them to put on him too. =)~
God's presence was sooo NEAR in our morning service...that even Bro. Edwards shouted and he couldn't understand what was going on, since the service was in Spanish. We LOVE it when God makes His presence known to us in our services! After service, one of the young men of our church, John, wanted us to give him some money so he could go to the internet cafe to get his homework done that is due Monday morning at 6:00 AM. Phillip told him that he could come home with us and use our internet for free, rather than spending money on Sunday. So, he came home with us, and we had a yummy dinner together (and he ATE AND ATE.=) Kimberly made homemade choc. chip cookies for our Sunday dessert and they were yummy! John found what he needed on the internet, and he left for his home (with some groceries that we sent with him for his family) and we and Bro. Edwards headed to our Sunday evening service. John and his family live in a SHACK, it is the most pitiful "house" you've ever seen! When it rains, it rains on their beds! We took them some sheets of metal to put on the roof, to help a little. There are sooo many needs around our churches, that we sometimes feel helpless as to HOW we can help everyone at the same time, with the little that we have. But we Thank God for the privilege to do something little for Him. We had a good service tonight and God helped us. Here, EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK you see TONS of dogs, so we decided to count dogs on the way home from church. We started late, half-way down the mountain but still counted 51 dogs before we got home. God is helping our people grow in Him. Phillip was thanking God for all He has done with our churches and people in the 15 months that we have been here. We praise Him for His help.~Kimberly and Sarah wanted to have communion this morning, but since there were some of their friends there at church that aren't really living right who wouldn't understand them not getting to take communion if our girls did, we told Sarah and Kimberly that we would give them communion at our home tonight. (for our girls are saved and are living for Jesus as much as they can and know at this time.) So, we came home and our girls had changed into their little Princes play dresses to play dress-up, and then after they played, they asked Phillip to let them have communion. So, I took this picture of those 3 having communion, Phillip reading Bible and praying with the girls, and them kneeling and praying in their princesses dresses. =) After they got done, Phillip said, "Wasn't that a special time, girls?" And Sarah giggled and said, "Yea, I want to do it again!"
We do have a VERY SPECIAL URGENT UNSPOKEN REQUEST, if you don't mind praying about it. THANKS! Trust y'all's Sunday was special too.