Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Counting my Blessings

A View of Pine Hill...
pray that God's Word with penetrate the hearts of the ZK people!

     The last few weeks have been so full of blessings that I just had to share. We have seen God answering so many prayers from the last year, and I don't want to overlook all that He has done and is doing...and all that is yet to come!

The lady in front, hugging Ellie...that's one of my Mexican Mamás
from years gone by. And the guy on the far right is my Papá.
About 2 weeks ago, I received a message on facebook from a teenager who said she knew Clay and me when we lived in Yajalon, Chiapas in 2001. She sent a picture of me, dressed as a clown, hugging a 5 year old girl...my host sister! We chatted back and forth via internet. Since it's not uncommon for folks to make the 6 hour drive from Yajalon to San Cristobal for shopping, I told her to let us know if they come to the city. A few hours later, she sent a message saying her parents were coming the next day! What a blessing to see Miguel and Oralia...and baby Miguelito, who isn't a baby anymore! (He was only a year old when I lived with them...and now he's almost 13!)
We took Don Guadalupe and Blanca to the caves
at Rancho Nuevo while they were visiting us.

The following weekend, we had visitors from Pine Hill! It was a special treat for Blanca who had never been to San Cristobal. (She is completely enamoured by the kids!) And it was very special for us to be able to host them in our home. 
My little monkeys!
Over the past few months, I have prayed that Ryan and Ellie will be best friends. God has been good to me. Yes, they still fight from time to time. But they enjoy being together.
We have been praying for a house in Pine Hill, and God has answered that request too! And it's not "just a house."  It's a house that fulfills all the requests and then some. I felt kind of silly asking people to pray for two bathrooms. But it wasn't too silly for God. This house has two toilets and two showers! (No toilet seats yet, but we can take care of that!) It also has a wonderful, private yard where the kids can play and the dog can run.
Does it get any more precious?
My silly Levi
Ryan turned 7 in February!


Matthew, just shy of 2 years old.

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