Monday, April 29, 2013

Long overdue...

For those of you who wondered- yes we are still alive. :)

I knew it had been awhile since I updated... I just didn't realize it had been 2 whole months. Kind of embarssing. :(  I apologize- this post is long overdue.

The days here in Guatemala seem to go faster than any time in my life. Raising a large family, starting a ministry, hosting teams and homeschooling doesn't leave much time for anything else. It's not that I don't have things to share- it's that I can't seem to find the time to share as I drop into bed each night completely exhausted. It's a good kind of exhausted though I promise. :)

So today I am going to do my best to play catch up.

A lot of construction is happening at Village of Hope and we are so grateful! The first homes are going up and soon (please Lord) the children will start to arrive. We ae so, SO THANKFUL for all of you who have contributed to the work the Lord has done. Giving a child a place to belong and a family to call their own is priceless.

We have a play area started and we are ready to go!

We've had lots and lots of awesome teams coming to serve along side of us here at Village of Hope lately-  and more headed this way this summer! What a blessing it has been- we couldn't do it without their help!

We've built some amazing relationships in the community and been blessed by the outreach we have done.

Feet washing, shoes sizing and distribution for those little feet that have gone uncared for too long...

Food delivery...
feeding them physically as well as spiritually

And sharing the gospel every chance we get.

On the home front...
Our oldest son Travis was recentally hired on as a police officer in Seattle. We are so proud of him. I wish I had a picture to share. :( Not seeing him for many months has been hard but we know he is doing what God had planned for him all along. He started the academy next week and then gets married on September 1st. We are blessed beyond words to welcome his amazing fiance Martina into our family.
Our second oldest son Keegan finishes his Sophomore year at Olivet Nazarine University and gets to come serve with us for the entire summer! God is so good and we could not be more excited.
Homeschool is going strong. The kids love the Abeka Academy. :)

Our sweet Carson turns 6 years old... where has the time gone? He is such an amazing kid and such a HUGE, HUGE blessing in our lives.


Our family is so grateful for your love and support. Thank you for joining us on this journey!!!   
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jill funkhouser said...

hey , if Travis ever wants to bounce a question or just ask for advice starting his new job as a police husband would love to help. He is a teacher at a college for law enforcement and he is a police chief. Loves fresh new students! Good Luck!

Rebecca said...

Amy! I love this update! Matt and I want to get there so badly and bring the crew... Hopefully this fall! It sounds like things are moving along quickly! Yay God for the amazing progress and teams of willing partners!
I'm also thrilled bc we've been praying about homeschool curriculum for next year and Abeka academy has come across our path. We are looking into it. I as so glad to see that you all are using it and loving it! It almost made me cry:) I agonize over these decisions.
Much love and prayers to you!

Laurel said...

So GOOD to hear the stories and see the pics!!!

LOVE you all so much!

Congrats to Travis in his new job. You must be so proud. Our 19 year old son, Ben (whom you have met) has decided that he wants a career as a police officer or sheriff. He is counting down the days until he turns 21 and can apply.

Hugs & Prayers to you and your precious family!!!

Laurel :)

Keri said...

Thanks for the update, Amy! I really hope Nastia and I can come volunteer somerime in 2013 or 14. Your family and mission are always in my prayers! And I send money whenever I can!

Amy Sullivan said...

Had to include you guys in a post over at Bibledude on May = the Month of Missons.

Unknown said...

my husband has been houston police officer for 23 years...great job for your son