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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