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THANK THE LORD FOR HIS PROTECTION...when we went to cross the street in front of Jimmy's church last Wednesday night (this is the BUSY street where the taxi hit and killed Jimmy's Father-in-law in July) we had crossed the first half and were in the middle of the street ready to go to the other side when a speeding taxi appeared and was heading straight toward KIMBERLY WHO WAS HOLDING ELIJAH. I screamed, "THERE IS A TAXI, THERE IS A TAXI!!!" THANK THE LORD..the taxi did a RARE thing here in Colombia and STOPPED and let Kimberly and Elijah and Phillip and Sarah cross the street unharmed. IT SCARED Kimberly and I so badly that we nearly cried and Kimberly said that she thought that she and Elijah were going to die. She said that her legs were shaking once she got inside the church. WE THANK THE LORD FOR HIS PROTECTION!!!
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We had a good Sunday, and here are some pics!
~Our friend John asked if I could make a birthday cake for his daughter Karen. The first cake I made FELL big time (Baking and living nearly 9,000 ft. above sea level doesn't mix too well when it comes to baking cakes!! BUT I'LL KEEP TRYING TO BAKE A CAKE FROM SCRATCH THAT WON'T FALL!!) Thankfully I had just purchased a cake mix (a Colombian brand) to try and see how I liked it. God helped it to turn out well, which made this tired lady very happy since it was getting late on Saturday night, and I surely DID NOT want to make a 3rd cake. Karen (and her family) were very happy with the cake.~
~Unplanned... 2 of my 3 men (Daddy and Noah) dressed similar this past Sunday morning.~
~Kimberly and her Sunday class. I was very grateful for all the children that she had last Sunday morning. Sometimes she prepares and no one shows up, which is disappointing to her.~
~God really helps and anoints Phillip as he preaches in Spanish to our people.~
~A few months ago I posted a picture of 5 of we ladies who were expecting babies.. all of whom were associated with one of our churches. Here are 3 of the 5 with our babies in our arms now.~
~These little ponchos are popular for babies and small children to wear. When I saw my friend's baby with a poncho...I was telling her mother that I wanted to get one of these for Elijah and she said that she had a small blue one that she wanted to give him. That was very sweet of her! Elijah looks SOOO cute in this little poncho.~
~Eating Sunday dinner together. We had Colombian Tamales, Iced tea, carrot raisin salad, and birthday cake. For Sunday night snack we had Taco Fries, an avocado salad, Lulo juice, and the rest of the birthday cake. ~
~Happy Birthday, Karen.~
~Our friend John is very creative and loves to make things with his hands. He made this for our family. At the top it says, "The Dickinson Family" and then each of our names...ending with a little tiny piece of wood with Elijah's name on it. It is sooo cute and special, and we love it.~~An up-close picture of our kids' names that John made.~
~Younger Phillip, My Phillip, and our friend John with the special gift he made for us.~
~The men having one of their many good Bible discussions.~
~Elijah says that discussing Theology is still a little above is head...and after a long day...it wore him out. =D~~Another nice gift that our friend John made for us...a heart shaped picture frame.~
We Thank the Lord for the good Sunday that He gave us.