~Melanie and Kimberly teaching S.S. and Our "Christmas Dinner in June"~
~The Lord really helped Melanie as she taught the Sunday school kids. She used the flannel graph that was given as a gift to our church. Before she came to Colombia she had found some fun fish crafts on sale at Hobby Lobby and had purchased them...knowing she might teach S.S. here. When she was asked to teach the story of Jonah...She knew that the fish that she had found on sale back in the USA would be the perfect craft for that lesson. Isn't that neat how Jesus "coordinated" everything?! =) Kimberly was her assistant.~
~After church Noah and a VERY FRIGHTENED Elijah sitting on Sis. Farly's brother's motorcycle. (Elijah was exhausted but was also SCARED that the loud motorcycle might start up and go off with them. =)~
~We invited Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, and their 2 daughters, and another couple over for Sunday dinner. Here Natalie, and Kimberly are helping get ready to eat.~
~Us ladies working in my kitchen...From L to R: (Me) Heather, Sis. Farly, Gloria, and Melanie.~
~A few months back Bro. Jimmy had told us how he WISHED we could spend Christmas here in Colombia with them. We did spend Christmas 2007 and 2008 here, but then we spent the last 2 Christmases in the USA and it looks like this coming one will be spent in Argentina, Lord willing. So, they were surprised when they arrived to find that...I had decided to set the table with my Christmas China, play Spanish Christmas music, and have a "Christmas dinner in June" so that we could "celebrate Christmas together." =) Here's a place setting on our table. I bought each person a choc. candy bar to put by their place card.~
~Baby Mary loves her new walker we got her Saturday and goes lots of places in it now...mainly backwards. =)~
~Noah, Gaby, and Sarah sat at a table outside our front door.~
~Our table. I served Louisiana rice and baked chicken, a green salad with my homemade Italian dressing, Angel biscuits and jam, Candied carrots, Homemade blackberry lime-ade, and Strawberry pretzel dessert.~
Dec. 18th, 2015 found us coming back to the U.S.A. from South America, but to continue working as full-time missionaries with our mission. With our Children's age, we have been planning for years to come back at this time. We remain under appointment with Global Holiness Mission to continue serving Colombia and Argentina. We will be making trips to teach, preach, and disciple the nationals on the fields. Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him!
~Baby Abigail's birthday cake~
~Give a Lady a Fun Pair of Shoes...and she'll be your Friend for Life!~
~My Fun Rainbow Cake!~
For Elijah and Mary's graduation using the colors of Crayons.
Super moist choc. cupcakes w/ mocha icing!~
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~Our baby Abigail Elizabeth~
This is her hospital pic...less than 24 hours old.
You are welcome to take a peek into our exciting lives! We have served Jesus for nearly 8 years in Colombia and nearly 2 years in Argentina! Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him! We are a close family that loves to do things together. Those things include sharing God's love, going places together, baking and having company, singing, and thanking God for each moment! We are delighted with our 6 sweet children with which God has blessed us, and love being a "team" for Jesus! ~Heather~