Jesus gave us such a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving with our Colombian family!! =) We invited Pastor Jimmy, Sis. Farly, Nataly, Gaby, and Bro. Jimmy's parents Bro. Jaime, and Sis. Sofia over to help us celebrate. We would have loved to have invited the whole church, but there wasn't enough room in our house. =)
~I made 2 pumpkin pies. This one I cut little leaves out of pastry and put them around the outside of the crust. ~
~and these are little pumpkins around this crust. ~
~Phillip was in charge of the turkey. It was the biggest turkey we've ever had; 26 pounds. God really helped him and it was DELICIOUS!~
~I was glad that Jesus used my little leaves/pumpkins to help my crust not slide down into the pie like normally happens here in Bogota.~
~I also made 2 apple pies.~
~Everyone worked together to make the dinner. Even Elijah helped by taking the grapes off to cook them for my fresh grape juice. =) (I served a punch of my fresh grape juice with Sprite and it was yummy and refreshing. 4 cups of grape juice to 5 cups of Sprite.) Yum!~
~I asked Kimberly and Phillip to pick some branches with orang-ish berries for our table.~
~Kimberly made us some of her "leaves with the egg shell border" to put on each place card. They were pretty and added a fun touch to our table. =) ~
~The berries and candles also added a nice touch and went well with our charcoal tablecloth..~
~Before we ate the kids and Bro. Jaime were doing "tops" outside. Tops are really in right now here in Colombia. The tops are made out of hard plastic or wood and come with a string. One has to LEARN how to wrap the string around it, then throw it just right, so that when it lands it goes round and round. Bro. Jaime was showing us how to do it on our hand. =) ~
~Our family on Thanksgiving. =) Very Blessed.~
~Phillip did a CRACK BANG JOB with our turkey. He brined the turkey all night in spices. (I just decorated it with the fruit after he did all the work. =) His turkey turned out DELICIOUS, and Pretty too!!~
~Sis. Sofia brought the HUGE pot of yummy mashed potatoes, and Sis. Farly made the yummy salad to go along with our gravy, and my candied carrots, green beans, and french bread. =) ~
~After dinner we had a special time of praising God together. Pastor Jimmy gave us a good devotional, and then we went around the table saying what we were thankful for. There were lots of tears as we each THANKED GOD for our BLESSINGS!
~Then we sang several choruses and prayed together too.~
~Then we played a fun game together, ate pie, and finished off the evening with my Pumpkin Pie Lattes.~
~Sarah and Gaby. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving day together. I hope that you too had a wonderful Thanksgiving. ~
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~