Thursday, December 18, 2014

~We are leaving for S. America on Christmas day!~

We just purchased our tickets to go to Colombia and Lord willing we are leaving on CHRISTMAS day!  
God didn't open the doors for us to purchase those tickets until yesterday.  

We are His ambassadors and Go and Stay at HIS BIDDING.  =)
We have soooo much to do my head is spinning.  
(excuse the poem, it wasn't planned. =)

(Lord willing we will be going to Colombia to serve our people there for a couple weeks or so. This will also fulfill our requirements for our Colombia residencies. 
Then we will go on to Argentina to work for Jesus again there.)
PLEASE, PLEASE pray that we can get all the loose ends wrapped up in these few short days.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SWEET COMMENTS, CONCERN, AND PRAYERS regarding my last post!
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One of the things our family REALLY wanted to do before we left for S. America was to attend our Christian Nation Church Christmas dinner.
We LOVE our Church, we LOVE our Church family, and we LOVE our Church Christmas dinner!  Grammy (and her helpers) always make the Christmas dinner SO SPECIAL!  :-)
Jesus DID LET us attend our Church Christmas dinner....and Here's some pics of our Wonderful evening. =)
~Our family~
 ~We have the BEST Pastor and wife, and the BEST Assoc. Pastor and Wife in the world! =) ~
 ~Kimberly and 2 of her cousins.~
 ~Kimberly, Katrina, and Brittany.~
 ~Abigail in the CUTE little hat and dress (and socks) one of our dear friends sent her.~
 ~A little closer shot of Our family~
 ~My sweetheart and I.~

 ~Kimberly went to take the above picture and Elijah jumped in too. =) ~
 
  ~Elijah and his good friend Sammy.~
 ~Here are all the young people!  (except a few that didn't know we were taking a pic. and were elsewhere.)
We are blessed with a good group of DEAR young people whom we LOVE to pieces and for whom we are PRAYING.  We want each one of them to ALWAYS serve Jesus! =) ~
 ~At the Christmas dinner there was a table full of fun gifts and we each put our names into gift bags marked, "Men", "Ladies", "Girls", "Boys."
Mary, Elijah, and I got our names chosen and so we got to chose a gift. =)
Here is Mary looking at her gift, a fun mouse story book.~
 ~Elijah got some fun hot wheel cars, and I got these fun Christmas mugs with Scripture verses on the back.~
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AS WE:
1. Choose what to take,
2. PACK, and weigh all suitcases,
3. Make sure all of our laundry is washed (you can't leave dirty laundry to set for a year),
4. All dishes are washed up,
5. All food crumbs from the kids vacuumed up so as to not draw bugs or mice while we are gone,
6. Christmas purchased and wrapped up so we can open Christmas with the kids early so we can pack the gifts!
7. Do a whole HOST of other things too many to mention! :-)
~Heather~

8 comments:

Linda S said...

Sounds exciting....but lots of work. Enjoyed the day with your mom and dad at grandmother's.

Keith and Crystal said...

Praying for you - we're leaving on the 2nd and I can't even imagine only finding out that I had only a few days to get packed and ready to go...LOL!! I know God will help you!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Martha S. Bryan said...

Dearest Heather, WAS SO GOOD GETTING TO CHECK YOUR BLOGS. JUST GOT HOME FROM GRANDMOTHERS WHERE I HAVE BEEN FOR A COUPLE WEEKS HELPING HER TO CHECK MY E-MAIL. LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON CHRISTMAS EVE! MOMA

lila said...

Dearest Heather!! I so wanted to see you all again before you left but guess I will have to wait until you get back. Nice post! Love the family pic and the one of you and your hubby!! Praying all goes well and you get it all done!! Love you all tons

ANGELA JHULIZA ALAPE BELTRAN said...
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ANGELA JHULIZA ALAPE BELTRAN said...

good night
hope you are doing well not even remember if I am angela which lived in terrazas de castilla in colombia and take some English classes with her ​​eldest daughter kimberly is happened bastantw time but had been unable to find your blog and now I found this pense leave a message, I wish you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous year

The Dickinsons said...


Dear ANGELA JHULIZA ALAPE BELTRAN, I do remember you. How good to hear from you! We are doing great. I hope you and your family are doing well also.
May you and your family have a very Blessed Christmas.
Love,
~Heather and family~

ANGELA JHULIZA ALAPE BELTRAN said...

Thanks I hope we donot forget , if they visit Colombia again the doors of my house are open liking a lot of would turn to see your family is very nice and What I wish them well and have a merry christmas.
Thank you for responding to my menssage..

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