We are just six weeks out from leaving the country for Quito, Ecuador. If you got the news earlier in the month, you will have heard there was a 7.5 earthquake in Palora, Monrona-Santiago, Ecuador. While that was many miles away from Quito, Ecuador, some of our missionary women were close enough in surrounding areas to experience the tremors. It reminded me of a time when we were in Quito, Ecuador when a volcano erupted. The ashes from the volcano left an inch or more of soot on everything outside of our hotel. It was something to see. However, I am not wishing for volcanic eruptions or earthquakes. Ha,ha,ha
As of this time, many of you are in the process of praying for the missionary women, their families, and their ministries. Many of you are helping in other ways as we continue to prepare. The Pure Joy ministry staff met this week to make sure we are on time with the areas of preparation. Again, we are thankful to Him to say we are on time. (smile) Our biggest focus now, along with prayer, is sponsoring the remaining missionary women. We already have 37 sponsored with only 13 more to sponsor at $600 per woman. If you believe God is leading you to sponsor a woman or just give towards sponsorships, then click here.
Well, Spring Break is in the air from Texas to Arkansas. This past week I was able to spend time with all my nieces under one roof along with those great-nephews and great-niece that were present. Not all family members were able to make it home. I have laughed out loud, played games, watched 3-4 games going on at one time in the same general location (yikes), watched parents thinking someone else was watching their kids… but everyone else was thinking that, too. Praise God we did not lose anyone! Ha,ha,ha Watched adults play games and compete. Listened to some fun trash talk by a family member who played Wii bowling (but wouldn’t want to mention her name since she is my only sister-in-law). Ha,ha,ha
The weather has been gorgeous over the weekend here. No rain! We took all the family to the daffodil fields yesterday so the kids could run and play and pick flowers. You could hear the voice of littles all around you saying, “I don’t want to take a picture.” This includes the children that didn’t belong to our pack. Ha,ha,ha,ha But, those moms insisted. I tried to explain to the car load of littles that I carried home, the pictures are so we can be reminded of the memories. Then one of them asked, “what do you do with all those pictures?” “Well, we store them in the Cloud.” “Which Cloud?” “Where are our pictures when the clouds are gone?” What was I thinking! Ha,ha,ha I don’t even understand the Cloud!
Truth is, I just love my family from the littles to the biggies.
Enjoy your Spring Break with your littles and biggies!