We traveled to Indiana this weekend to share at one of our supporting churches. It was wonderful to spend time with the pastor and his wife in their lovely home, be able to share in the Sunday School about our work in the Philippines, listen to my husband preach a great message, enjoy potluck fellowship with church goers after the service, and then enjoy time visiting with some families at one of the member's home with pool.
enjoying riding in the van Grandpa has loaned us for the
the van even comes with a DVD player!
setting up the powerpoint display before Sunday school starts
Mikayla is home from camp and had a great time!
She said she had a blast which is good since the title of the week of camp we sent her to was "Blast Camp."!!!:)
She's a bit tired though!
Tomorrow we head to Indiana for 2 days, then Mikayla heads up north with friends for 3 days, then we travel to Wisconsin for 3 or 4 days...then...(want me to go on? We've had a busy, fun summer to say the least...)
Ben hasn't had much opportunity to learn to ride a bike in the Philippines, but here he has picked it up and loves it!!!!!
We were blessed to find a good bike for Kirsten at a yard sale and to have friends loan us a bike for Ben. They are enjoying riding, especially now since Grandpa just had new asphalt put on the drive way!
While Kurt and I were away for three days, Ben and Kirsten were at Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne's house with their cousins, Hannah and Michael, for 'Cousin Camp'. Mikayla is at Camp Michawana until Friday.
The kids had a great time doing crafts, playing together, riding bikes, going to a water park and on a pontoon ride, etc.
We brought them home tonight and they are both very tired, but happy and blessed.
They say, "Thanks, Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne! We love you!!!"
Kirsten, Hannah, Ben, and Michael at the start of 'Cousin Camp'
Kurt and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary today.
We are going on a three day get away to a retreat center for couples and families in ministry. It will be good to have uninterrupted time to talk, renew, and draw closer to each other again.
Kurt is a wonderful husband and I am thankful to be married to him. 1 Peter 3: 8Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.