Sunday, April 22, 2012

Joel and Colt went to Mole Game Park for a father/son trip.  It was nice for them to get away and they saw a lot of elephants while there.  They also enjoyed the pool each day.  We girls enjoyed our time at home with creature comforts like running water, too!  (The game park has a hotel room with a/c but no running water.)

We are wrapping up the school year and looking forward to putting the school books away for the summer.  Colt and I will be ready for school to be out, anyway.  Now, Abigail is still loving each moment of school.  And Annaleigh wants to do more school like sister does.

I told Joel today that growing up, as Abigail does, with someone repeating everything you say and do must be very confidence-building!  Annaleigh so looks up to Abigail and loves being with her.

I went to Gambaga to visit the ladies again Friday and will head back there this coming week, as well.  They are really enjoying hearing the continued story of Joseph.  There is so much in that story that they can identify with.  We are finally at the part where Joseph becomes head over Egypt.  I'm happy to let them now see the Lord really blessing him for his loyalty and continued faith.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Christmas Morning

So many family and friends helped us to have a very special Christmas morning by sending gifts with Bert, Nubia, and Jackie.  Not to mention all the great gifts from Bert, Nubia, and Jackie themselves.  Thanks again so much to ALL of you who gave to us over Christmas and beyond!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

December Fun

Colt, Benton, and Abigail decided to get a bit creative with using the wagon.  Going down hill, anyone?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Calling Things

I enjoyed taking Bert, Nubia, and Jackie with me in December when I went to visit the women in Gambaga.  The director of this place of refuge for those accused of witchcraft calls this "The Go Home" project.  Of all the names for this place, that is my favorite.  The people overseeing this camp work hard to get these women back home. It works out for some women, but not all.  What a faith-filled name, though!  They do not want to label these women as witches or as outcasts, but as those who are destined to go home.

"As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed-the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were."  Romans 4:17

I know I need to call more things that are not as though they were.  I want to live a faith-filled life.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Jackie and Colt observing Joel performing surgery in December.