Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tenerife or Bust

And we're off!!!

Ok, well not quite yet... but tomorrow Levi and I take off to join Nathan in Tenerife. We covet your prayers for traveling mercies and opportunities to love those around us as we have 24 hours of travel ahead of us. We will arrive (Lord willing) around 1:30pm PST on Thursday.

Continue to pray for the ministry happening there as the team wraps up their main outreach activities. Many good doors have been opened, and several people seem soft towards the gospel.

Pray also for Nathan and I as we seek God's will for our future ministry. Oh, and since you'll already be praying for so much, you could pray for Elijah as he's without mommy and daddy for two weeks :-(

We had a wonderful time at Christ our Hope Bible Church's family camp last weekend. Here are two pictures of Elijah at camp, and one pic of Nathan in Tenerife (who apparently has shaved off his beard!)

I'll update again from Tenerife as soon as I can!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two Weeks Down...

As I sit here typing in my parent's computer room, I can see five deer out the window in front of me. There is even a small spotted fawn not 30 yards away. It's so relaxing being out in the country! Elijah has enjoyed taking tractor rides with Grandpa, and I even took him on a walk to the house I grew up in. Everything has changed so much in the canyon where I grew up. It makes me feel old!

Nathan has been in Tenerife now for a week and a half, and we've managed to talk on the phone almost every day. It sounds like they are keeping a very busy schedule, but he's told me of several people he's been able to share the gospel with in the last few days. Be praying for David and Juan Carlos in particular. To read updates on the team, click here and then click on Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Tomorrow the boys and I leave for Christ our Hope Bible Church's family camp. Then, on Wednesday, Levi and I are off to meet daddy. I got teary tonight tucking Elijah into bed and thinking about leaving him. I definitely don't recommend traveling so far without a child :-(

Anyway, here are some pictures from the last week.

My parents' house

Elijah and grandpa using the tractor

The boys wrestling

The results of leaving a 2 year old with a laptop unattended. Yes...those are KEYS laying on the table.

The three of us missing daddy.

Elijah at Sara's birthday party (after having found a pile of dirt...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our First Week in Spokane

We've spent a full week in Spokane already, and what a full, fun week it was! Elijah and Daddy went on a two day camping trip with Uncle Bob and cousin Emmett. Elijah was the youngest kid there by 4 years, and he did a great job keeping up with the big boys. It's been great getting to meet some of my friends' babies and letting the kids get acquainted. It was also refreshing to spend a Sunday at our old church here (though I was there with my two and Jeannie's three kids... five is a lot more busy/difficult than two!) Both boys have loved playing with their cousins and bonding with uncle Bob and Auntie Jeannie. Today we moved to my parents' house where we'll be for the next week. I'm sure they'll have lots of fun with the bunny rabbit and hot tub :-) Today was also sad as we had to say goodbye to Nathan. He flew out this morning with the team to Tenerife. We're excited to see how God will use him, but Elijah wept the whole way home from the airport. I think he understands he won't see daddy for awhile. Here are some pictures of our fun so far.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

We're in Spokane

Well, we arrived unscathed yesterday to Spokane, WA for our 6 week trip here and to the Canary Islands. We appreciate everyone's prayers as we try to discern God's will for our family's future. We'll keep you posted! Pray that the boys adjust to the time changes. Last night was a pretty hard night (a sleepless one for me).

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I sure love these guys!