Field Trip

The 2nd and 3rd grade classes went to Crocodile Park yesterday for a field trip. It was a good trip. I'd blog more about it but babies are crying......................

If One Falls Down.....

As I watched Ben gently pushing Jerard around in his wheel chair this morning, this verse kept going through my thoughts "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up." Ecc. 4: 9, 10a

Ben is a good big brother to Jerard. He is a friend who helps him up.
Ben loves to make Jerard laugh, give him toys to play with, help him at meal times, etc.

A special needs child is a challenge, but we feel blessed with the opportunity and privilege of raising Jerard for God's glory, despite the challenges.

1960's Banquet

The High School Staff had a "Staff Serving Students" banquet Saturday night. The kids were told to dress in 1960's fashion and bring a car from that era to the '1960's drive-in' themed banquet.
Mikayla wore bell bottoms, a 'hippy top' and had beads in her hair!
She enjoyed the banquet very much.

Hippie Mikayla!

Kristi, Lindsay, and Mikayla ready for the banquet.
We are blessed with two other missionary families living on the
same street we do with children attending Faith, also!
On school days, Kurt walks 5 Faith Academy students to school!

New Bike

Ben has been wanting a bike of his own since he mastered bike riding this summer. He saved up money that had been given to him and some of his own allowance to buy himself a bike this weekend.
Kurt and I took him out to a local, reputable bike shop Saturday morning. He is so excited to have a bike of his own. Most of Saturday was spent riding the bike on our street and in a local cemetary.

Ben says, "Thanks, Grandpa, for helping me get a bike!"

Matthew 7: 7"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

9"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Out for a stroll

James and Jerard come down to Faith Academy several times a week. We are so thankful for the double stroller we have.

Lola Arlene pushing the boys home from school.

The neighborhood behind our house.

Turning onto our street.