Monday, July 16, 2007

Character Week was very successful. We had a really great time with the kids! There were over 50 children there from the community. We saw about 15 salvation decisions. Praise the Lord!

We had a lot of help making this week successful. From Elizabeth enjoying time with Grandma and Nanny to Blake making video's for the children.

The teams spent some time in the morning praying for the children before they arrived.

We learned about how God love's all the children of the world. Including the children with disablities. They enjoyed the wheelchair relay game in P.E.

We were grateful the Lord held the rain off for our carnival on Saturday. It was a bunch of fun!

The inflatables seemed to be pretty popular.

Cotton candy and snow cones were a huge hit!

The small carnival games were fun to play!

One of our younger workers (about 12 years old) came up to me at the carnival with her eyes beaming and a huge smile on her face. “Did you hear the good news?” she asked me. “What?” I replied. “I was able to pray with the little girl from our group and she accepted the Lord!” After she told me I had to fight back the tears as I felt so excited not only for the girl that was saved but for what the Lord had done through Reagan. Her excitement was unbelievable. If only we as Christians would lay down pride and step out of our comfort zones as Reagan did to save souls. I have no doubt you would experience the same overwhelming joy as Reagan did. What a difference we could make!
This year we had many younger workers helping us. I pray each one will choose to live for Christ and share His love with others.

Next on the calander is vacation. Hurray!!! We leave this Thursday - headed to the lake.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Our Growing Girl

At Elizabeth’s last doctors appointment on the 27th of June went very well. She now weighs 10lbs. 15oz. (Which I am sure by now is at least 11lbs.) I absolutely love listening to her “talk”. It seems each day brings more and more of those precious sounds; you can’t help but smile.

Mommy is VERY happy to report a good night’s sleep (from 11:00 to 7:00)! Yippee!!!! Elizabeth has always done very well at night. For several weeks now she has only woke up once in the early morning hours to eat and then easily went right back to sleep. She is not totally consistently sleeping through the night but I can’t really complain. We are working that way at a very pleasing rate!

We had a very happy 4th! On Tuesday we celebrated with our church family by having a picnic in the park. Brandon and I played some games with the kids, and then we played a game of volleyball. After that there was a short service. It was a really nice time.

On Wednesday morning we went and enjoyed the Bethany parade. My mom’s family has a float in it every year.My Papa Joe rides a little bitty clown bike for the parade. He made a short stop on the side lines to give a hug to his adoring fans. We were going to be on the float but Kristina and I decided it would be easier with the kids for us just to watch. So, my Mom and Dad, Kristina and Jasmine, Brandon, Elizabeth, and I all enjoyed the parade from the sidelines. Brandon and I were going to go downtown but ended up buying a few fireworks and going out to my parent’s house for the night. I really enjoyed the entire day!

We went swimming at Uncle Cecil’s pool recently. It was a little chili so Elizabeth enjoyed her first swim time sitting in the hot tube with Papa. We love to swim during the summer and are looking forward to vacation later this month.

Her second swim was in the real pool with daddy. The water was a little cold but she seemed to really enjoy it.

Hope you enjoyed this update. I apoligize the post have been so far apart. This week is Character Week at our church. Things are going really well so far. We would appreciate your prayers.

- Blessings,