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Well, After 24 days of being gone, (Jan 7th-Jan. 31st) we drove 19 1/2 hours straight from Nebraska and got home early last Tuesday morning. Yes, I'm still exhausted!!!
In the last few days we have unpacked the truck and trailer, and unpacked suitcases, tried to catch up on laundry, took down Christmas, homeschooled, and got ready for Phillip to go on a mission's trip.
This morning, my sweetheart Phillip and Bro. Becker left to go to Colombia to visit with /teach/preach to our people there, and then on to Peru to minister with our missionaries the Flings. Please PRAY that God will help them.
They will be visiting all 3 works in Colombia and doing teaching and preaching in each of the 3 cities: Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena.
Then on to Peru. In Peru, there is A LOT of rain, which is causing Flooding and Landslides.
I don't know that they were planning to go to those parts to minister, but PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, AND SOME HAVE LOST LOVED ONES!! :-(
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On Wednesday, Jan. 18th, our family got to go to the Grand Canyon. Here's some pics that we took on the way up there.
~It's not often you see a sign like this on the road.~
Right before we left, I looked down at the ground and saw $30.00 cash on the ground!!!!
Praise the Lord! That paid for our entry fee for the Grand Canyon...which was good for 7 days.~
Since we arrived at the Grand Canyon at SUNSET...we wanted to spend the night locally and see the Grand Canyon again at Sunrise too, before we left.
Phillip finally told me, "If I can find a hotel for under $80.00, then we will stay."
So, he ran into Holiday Inn Express to price it, and I BEGAN TO PRAY! When he walked in, he heard the lady behind the desk on the phone and she said, "That will be $204 for 2 nights!" GULP!!! :-(
So, when she got off the phone, he asked her the price of a room with 2 Queen size beds, and she didn't say anything (because there were people around) but wrote "$79" on a paper and slipped it to him. That included TAXES and a HOT BREAKFAST!!!
He GRABBED IT UP, knowing that Jesus had just created a miracle for our family!!!!!!
~Here we are walking to a point to see the sun set...and while walking (only buses were allowed on this road) we heard a pack of Coyotes near us. SPOOKY!!!~
Sarah did her hair in 2 cute little buns.~
~I love these colorful rocks.~
This is the sweet bulletin board that Sis. Wheeler made for our family for the Sunday (Jan. 15th) that we had a joint church mission's service.~
Again, Prayers for Phillip and Bro. Becker
and for our family are
More pics of the rest of our days in AZ, and our time in Colorado and Nebraska on the way home coming soon.