Saturday, February 25, 2012

~Prayer Requests~

I would appreciate y'all's prayers. Pastor Jimmy has told us that rain water seeped in under our living room door in our Colombian house and was lying ON OUR CARPET under the plastic floor covering (we put down) for awhile before it was found. We have sent him money and he got our carpet cleaned.  Please HELP ME PRAY that the cleaners get it cleaned GOOD and that we don't have problems with MOLD again...so that our Elijah doesn't go right into an Asthma attack when we arrive in Colombia. We now realize that one reason he has such TROUBLE with Asthma in Colombia...is due to the HIGH ALTITUDE! He's only had one attack here...for we are on sea level and it's EASIER for him to breathe. (When I was pregnant with Elijah and Mary in Bogota, Colombia I had a HARD time breathing sometimes too, due to our being nearly 9,000 feet above sea level.)
~Our Dear MARY ...LOVES to WRITE!!!  She loves crayons, pencils, colored pencils...BUT....especially PENS!!!  And of course she doesn't always have Paper around....so she just writes on whatever is at HER level!  Like this dinning room CHAIR for instance!  And....IT. WON'T. COME. OUT.!!!  We've tried every soap, alcohol, etc., that we could think of!  Phillip went and got a price to get it recovered and we'll leave the money with our landlady, if she wants to recover it!  You can PRAY that Mary doesn't find anything else to DESTROY while we are busy packing! Thanks!~
Our landlady here is very much on Argentina time!  In other words...laid back...arrives when she wants to, normally 30-45 mins. LATE!  We are to fly to Colombia on March 7th, but have to leave our apartment at 3:00 AM!!!!!  Our DEAR Chinese friends are taking us to the airport and THEY ARE ALWAYS EARLY!!!  Our landlady has decided that she will come TO GIVE US OUR DEPOSIT BACK AT 2:30 AM BEFORE WE ARE TO LEAVE AT 3:00!!!  (Which means she will probably show up at 3:00 or 3:30!!!!)  PLEASE help me pray that she will be ON TIME...or decide to come THE NIGHT BEFORE INSTEAD!
I cannot tell you how STRESSFUL it is to make sure that all 7 of us are ready on time to leave for the airport...and all of our suitcases too...let alone WORRYING  PRAYING that the landlady comes ON TIME to give us our deposit!  When I mentioned all of this to Phillip he said, "I know.  There's nothing I can do about it, so I'm not worrying about it."  I said, "I'M NOT EITHER...CAN YOU TELL?!"  HA!!!!
Now...I'm off to get ready for our large group of Chinese young people (and some adults) who are coming to our house tomorrow afternoon.  They will be coming home with us after church, so when I leave for church in the morning...everything has to be READY!
YOUR PRAYERS MEAN TONS TO US!! THANK YOU!!

12 comments:

Nicki said...

I don't know if you have access to it, but OFF insect repellent will remove permanent marker. I would suppose it would probably work for pens, too. We had a lady in our church that bought a used cooler and the previous owner had written a name on it with permanent marker. She tried everything to get it off, and finally prayed, "Lord, please help me get this off." It hit her "OFF". So she grabbed a can and it ran the ink right off the cooler. That has been years ago that she told us, but just recently I was writing a note on the bathroom mirror and there were two markers on the counter, dry and permanent. The permanent was red so that was the one I used. When Brent saw it he said, "Did you mean to use that marker? You know it won't come off." Travis reminded us of what Sis. W had said and sure enough, a spray of OFF and it ran down the mirror.

Keith and Crystal said...

Praying for you today!!!!!!

Kira said...

Dear Heather , bless your sweet heart ! You have a LOT on right now .....now that i am living in Malta i know all about waiting for people on Maltese time !!!

Praying that your landlady comes early ( or the night before ) why do you need to leave at 3am !!! Oh maybe to catch the flight .

Also praying for your carpet issues and Elijah and his asthma .

Hugs and prayers !!!!

RicKaren said...

Keeping your requests before God!

Stephanie said...

Praying...and will bring your needs before our church tomorrow. Trusting God to give you a very smooth month!

~Carla~ said...

Dear Heather, what a sweet jewel you are! I will be praying for your peace the next few days and for the Lord's unmistakable hand organizing things just right for your family. Much love, Carla

Angie Davis said...

Praying for all your requests! Blessings...

Making Memories 1999 said...

Breathing a prayer for God's peace!

Nicole said...

If you can't find any OFF, try a magic eraser (if you can find those). They are usually in the same area as household cleaners. Also, you can try writing directly on the marks with a dry erase marker, then wiping it off. This will erase permanent marker and may work for pen as well:)

lila said...

So hated to hear about the wet carpet. Surely Jesus won't let you all go home to mold again. Have been praying for you and will continue too. I know God will take care of you no matter what you face when you get home. Bless your heart. love you tons

The Dickinsons said...

Thank you everyone for your advise on the pen marking. The markings having lightened but are still there.

Blessings,
~Heather~

knightfirstlady said...

We will be praying for your requests and for you all as you finish getting ready for and take your return trip to Columbia! Paul and Sharon Knight (friends of Melanie's)

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