Tuesday, January 25, 2011

~Yea!!! I finally get to blog again!!~

Thanks to Wil for taking our fun picture that I have posted at the top of my blog. Even though he thought it was getting too dark, I was happy with this pic of my Sweetheart and me. =) Thanks, Wil!!
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(Carla, I don't know how else to contact you, but I was sooooo sad when I heard about your house fire and prayed for you and your family LOTS!!! Thanks for your sweet comment and I'm so glad you are back in your home now!!!=)
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In spite of the fact that our ENTIRE APARTMENT seems smaller than JUST THE FIRST FLOOR of the house that Jesus has given us in the USA, and inspite of MOLD, MOLD, MOLD everywhere, and having to WASH 7 people's clothes with No dryer, etc... It's good to be back in Colombia and we are so happy serving Jesus. =)
Though not all the way unpacked and still feeling overwhelmed, we made our way out the door to find a taxi to go to Church. (For as you may recall, most people here don't have their own vehicle.) It was worth our efforts to go to church. (It's always worth the effort to go to worship God and fellowship with His people!) Our dear Colombian church family was as delighted to see us and we were to see them. They all loved baby Mary and wanted to hold her. =) Bro. Jimmy and Sis. Farly have been such a huge blessing in carrying the load while we were in the USA. Bro. Jimmy's sermon on Sunday was just what we needed to encourage us. Here are some pics from us saying those HARD GOODBYES in the airport in the USA, some airplane pics, some pics of our suitcase mess in our apt. here, and some pics of our first Sunday back in Colombia. And, Lord willing, in a day or two you will see the promised pics of Baby Mary's dedication from back in December. And then...I have pics I want to show you of our nice Home in the USA. =)
~Our dear Pastor and Misions director, (along with my sweet Daddy and Moma) came to the airport to see us off. Here is Pastor with Elijah.~

~Gramp and Gram getting a few more "Baby Mary squeezes".~
~Mary and I with our MANY suitcases! These contain our kid's school books, and clothes for 7 people for the next 2 years or so. I try to hit thrift stores while I'm in the US and stock up, for I haven't found any here in Colombia.~

~The "boys" in the airplane (look at our Elijah's face) and...
~We girls in the airplane.~
~Baby Mary slept in our chair for a couple nights until we could de-mold her bed and get it set up.~
~I LOVE Baskets!!! But we came back to mold growing on all of my pretty baskets. So we had to buy "not so pretty and classy looking" plastic containers and re-organize everything. Here I am working on my kichen. =(~
~And there were still tons of suitcases to unpack!!! (Several were already in our bedrooms!)~
~Mary trying to stay happy on our bed while we unpacked...and washed up SEVERAL loads of moldy clothes out of our drawers and closets!~
~Daddy helping Mommy out by giving Baby Mary a bath. =)~
~Mary...all ready for church.~
~It's so exciting to see our Colombian people walking in the light God is giving them and growing in Him.~
~Phillip greeting our Colombian church in Bogota'.~
~Sunday school~
~I love Elijah's shirt and tie. =)~
~Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, Lady, and Gaby, and our family at church.~


Martha C said...

I enjoyed all of your new pics, Heather! You have the cutest babies, and they all look alike. :-)
Glad you arrived home safely, and I have been praying for your mold issues.

Angie Davis said...

I can't remember if I commented the other day, but our family has been praying about the mold too.

Trusting God to take care of your beautiful family as you serve Him!

Sherry L Dickinson said...

I must run and make our supper...but these pictures are so cute that I laughed aloud for joy while I was looking at them. And you're right... look at Elijah on the plane and wearing his shirt and tie at church! I REALLY howled with joy when I saw those pictures!
I LOVE your grateful and beautiful attitude, in spite of 'life', Heather. The perfume of Holiness travels even against wind. Smile.
Mom D (in the land of ripe citrus!)

lila said...

So happy to hear things are getting under control and that you are happy to be back in Columbia. I'm so glad Jesus can help us to be happy and content where ever we are. I'm so happy that the Columbian people have someone like you all. I know they know how blessed they are. Thanks for keeping us posted. love you tons

Anonymous said...

I was "patiently" waiting for a post and thank you for remembering us back here and the Lord for giving His "creation" the ability to "create" internet! What a blessing to be able to keep in touch and "see" our little ones every now and them. We thank the Lord that He has chosen to send you and you have been willing to go and for all those here in the homeland that stand behind you with prayers and support. May God bless and reward each and everyone. I love you all, Moma

Crystal Mason said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog the other day, Heather! And I can totally empathize with you. When we came back to Mexico in Dec., our house was quite a wreck! All of our linens were moldy and some of my books looked like they had been through a fire - all because of an un-occupied house and lots of humidity! We also had major mice issues too... And to be honest, we're still trying to get all settled back in and get everything washed and put back in order.

I'll be thinking of and praying for you in the coming days ahead and hope that you can get everything resolved quickly!

Blessings on you and your sweet family...!

Mindy said...

I must say you have very cute kids. So glad you made it safely back. Sorry to hear of all the mold. I'm sure that was disappointing to have to come back too. Loved all the pictures!

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Heather, you have no idea how much we appreciate that you were praying for us. We felt people's prayers and I truly believe that both kept us sane and got us back into our home so quickly. A truly heartfelt thankyou to you. I know you are quite the busy momma, but if you send me your email address, I will send you an invite to my blog, you can see pics of my kidos and our newest lil blessing..a sweet lil gal! :) Thanks again for your prayers, we will be praying for God's continued guidance in your mold situation. By the way, my email is jcstorer@dishmail.net .....

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