Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our Dossier Was Delivered Today

Please remember to lift us up. Our dossier was delivered to a private orphanage in Colombia today. Tomorrow is labor day in Colombia, so they will not be reviewing it until sometime next week. Please pray they have a spot for us. This will make our wait time "much quicker." I fully believe that God's timing is perfect, and He's got this whole thing figured out. I would love a glimpse into the plan :o)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Prom 2009

Lourdes Is Off To Prom

Prom pictures on my facebook. Click here. Ok, it has been brought to my attention that you need to be a facebook user for the "click here" to work. Blogger only lets you upload 5 pictures @ a time, and facebook lets me do 200. That is why I only uploaded them there. I am making a slide show, which I will post here in a few minutes.

Thanks for taking the pictures Lisa.

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Mind is Swirling

So many thoughts are swirling around in my head. I don't really know how to clearly communicate them all. You know when you read something and instantly feel "that feeling" in the center of your core. I am at that point right now.

We are waiting on our dossier to be submitted in Colombia. It is translated & authenticated & ready for submission. As far as I have known throughout this process, when we got to this point it would be submitted to the ICBF & we would be put on the wait list. Since we started this journey the wait time has gone from 24 months to 40 months. Sad to say I have been doubting our choices. Is this really where God wants us to go? Does God really think we need to wait 4 years for G.G? Should we look somewhere else? Why do I doubt God & His plan? Unfortunately, the list of questions in my mind goes on & on.

Today I received an email from our case worker that told of another possibility. Apparently they submit some dossiers to a private orphanage. The wait time is "much quicker" for a referral @ the private orphanage than through ICBF. The agency will be showing our dossier to this orphanage sometime next week. My prayer is that we get accepted by this private orphanage. Please pray with me as I put on my shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16) knowing that God has this all worked out & I should not be doubting. Pray that I will put my trust in Him & His Path (Proverbs 3:5-6). Pray that in all this God will be glorified (Romans 5:2-5)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thanks For The Prayers

I am home :0)

After waking @ 4am yesterday & traveling 7+, we woke up @ 3am today & traveled 18+ hours.

I have lots of God moments to share.

Especially about the 25 new hermanos en Christo. There were 25 decisions made over our 4 clinic days.

I am exhausted, but will post more & lots of pictures soon.

Thanks for all the prayers :o)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter '09

Seth Coloring Eggs:
Lourdes 1st time Coloring Eggs:
Coy Coloring Eggs:
Dad got in on the action too:
Breaking for a quick picture:
Coy & his finished eggs:
Seth & his finished eggs:
Lourdes & her finished eggs:
Seth checking out Coy & his basket:Seth & his basket:
Lourdes & her basket:
Hunting in her PJ's :o)
Seth hunting eggs @ Gramma's:
Bena hunting only 1 egg :o)
Coy found a few :o)
Lourdes found a few, too:

I leave for Mexico in the morning, so we did our Easter egg coloring & hunting early. I gave the boys their baskets today, too. I am feeling a little emotionally/spiritually weird. For a moment I felt slightly sad that my boys no longer believe in the Easter bunny. Then I began to think about the true reason to celebrate Easter. Our Risen Savior!!! I really am glad the Easter bunny has been outed :o) I want my boys to know, and believe in the Truth. Some things of this world are fun to do, but I am glad now to focus the rest of Easter on Jesus.

Again, I am excited/sad about this Missions trip. I will be spending my 1st holiday away from Tim & the boys. That makes me a little sad, but then I think about God's timing of this trip. When the plans were made a year ago for our return date this year, no one realized that we would be there over Easter. God knew & I can't wait to see His plan in action.
I ask you all to pray for our Missions trip. Overall please pray for those we will meet for God to open/soften their hearts to Him.

Here are plans & daily prayer requests for the next week:
Saturday 4/11:
We leave in the morning from the church @ 3:30am to catch our 1st of 3 flights @ 6:00am. We will arrive in Vera Cruz around 8:00pm. Please pray all flights are on time, we have safe travel, and all luggage arrives. (All of the medical/dental supplies are in the luggage). We will be spending the night in a hotel close to the airport.

Sunday 4/12:
We will travel by van 5 hours to Cerro Grande. This is the "base" church. We will be sleeping there, and our clinic day Thursday will be @ this location.

Monday 4/13-Thursday 4/16:
We will set up our medical/dental clinic in area churches. I would ask that especially Monday that you would please pray for me. I always feel completely out of my comfort zone in "playing" doctor. Usually I have my best friend that plays the role of lead doctor, and I have time to get comfortable. I will be the only nurse this trip.
On Thursday, Rick & another of our team members will be traveling to a different area of Mexico to check out the possibility of going there in October. Please pray for their safety.

Friday 4/17:
We travel back by van the 5 hours to Vera Cruz. We will again spend the night in a hotel.

Saturday 4/18:
We leave Vera Cruz @6:30am & arrive in Nashville @ 3:25pm

Let everything we say & do bring glory to Our Risen Savior!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We Are Sure Going to Miss Her . . .

We got a letter in the mail the other day. It has Lourdes' flight info. She will be leaving for Spain on June 9th, and arriving in Spain on June 10th. Spain is 7 hours ahead of us, so it will be a long day/night of flying for her. I know we still have 3 months, but I am already dreading taking her to the airport. We are sure going to miss her. . .

Lourdes loves American Food :o)
Peace :0)
I love having a girl around :o)
1st time @ a Rodeo: