~Visitors, a house service, and PLEASE SCRATCH MY BACK!~
~One day Natalie and Gaby (Bro. Jimmy and Sis. Farly's daughters) spent the day with us. There was no water this day...so we decided to go and have a cheap meal at a local bakery. Melanie, Kimberly and Natalie.~
~Noah, Sarah, Gaby, and Elijah~
~Elijah LOVES this milky soup that is common here.~
~We had Edrmin, Maria Elena, and Bro. Shreve over for a meal.~
~We went up to Corinto (45 mins. away) and had an evening service. A view of Bogota from the mountains.~
~Corinto is where we had our church for the first 2 years, so we have LOTS of memories from there. We so enjoyed getting to see the people again and it was encouraging to see our people being faithful to other Christian churches there in the neighborhood. There are some that come down the mountain to our church. We had a wonderful house service in this humble home. Notice that her "living room" is also where she fixes and sells used shoes for a living.~
~God's presence was near as we sang the hymns, Melanie greeted them, and Phillip gave a 20 min. devotional/challenge. Then we had some hot choc. and some rolls that Phillip had purchased from a nearby bakery.~
~Melanie and I singing the hymns.~
~This lady was my helper when I was expecting Elijah.~
~Phillip speaking while holding a shy Elijah.~
~These people couldn't THANK US enough for coming and encouraging them in Jesus Christ.~
~But...often when we come back from places like Corinto...or even just use a taxi to go to the store, our kids get covered with flea bites!! (Which means that we have to strip their beds, and their clothes and wash them ... and HOPE AND PRAY that we don't get fleas in our carpet...or we are sunk!) =(~
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!~
Click on picture for recipe
~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~