Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First of November...

Week three of orientation...I know many people are wondering how we are and what we're doing these days. We haven't dropped off the ends of the earth yet, but it feels that way! We have been so busy that when we do have some down time we escape from campus! We went for a drive on Saturday in the rain just because we wanted some down time. This Saturday we are planning on going for a family hike at Belle Isle.

As I mentioned before, we are in "class" from 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. We are being challenged to dig deep in the Word and pray effectively. Clay and I are currently working on memorizing Romans 15:20-21 which says, "And thus I aspired to preach the gospel not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation, but as it is written, 'They that had no news of Him shall see, and they who have not heard shall understand.'"

And that is our prayer for the people of Mexico, that we will effectively preach the gospel and that they will see and understand. Please join us in that prayer!

Praise for the week:
Matthew is sleeping much better! We've only been getting up once at night, but please keep praying for us!

Prayer request for the week:
Levi is a biter...ugh! He used to only bite his brother and sister (although that wasn't good, it was manageable and only happened out of frustration), but now he's spending lots of time with other kids at school...and he is biting on a regular basis. Please join me in praying that he will start talking so that he can express himself when he is frustrated. (I'm thankful that the parents of the bite victims have been very understanding.) Also pray that he just STOPS biting!

Funny of the week:
While discussing the story of Zaccheus, the kids were asked what type of tree Zaccheus climbed. They excitedly proclaimed, "A sycamore tree!" And then Ellie added, "Yeah, it's sick more often than other trees."

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