Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Fayetteville Cutie!


Where's my banana?



I love my exersaucer and my Nani(Grandma),too!



She brings me cool toys.



But where is my Grandpa?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cramped but content

Tonight we are spending the evening sitting in our RV as it is parked in a maintenance bay in LazyDays RV Shop. A new windshield was installed this morning and it has to "cure" for 24 hours. Our accommodations are tight, since we can't expand the sides. We have no TV but we do have an internet connection and air conditioning, which is necessary in this 85 degree Florida heat. I was able to fix supper from whatever I could find in the frig., since most of the cupboards are unavailalbe- "buried" behind the enclosed partitions. The center aisle allows us a foot of space and we must crawl over the bed to get to my bathroom and the closet. It is "cosey" and just part of the life for full-timers. Guess we will start another game of cribbage before we turn off the lights for bed. Morning will come as early as the mechanics open the garage doors!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Group




This is our last week in Mississippi. On Friday we head to Florida. It has been a great experience, as are all the volunteer opportunities God brings our way!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Progress!


Walls are going up!

I am also seeing "progress" in my Perfect Whole Foods Diet regime. Fruit has become a delicious dessert and I even enjoy a sugarless, hard whole wheat cracker. My stomach aches are less frequent and when they do occur they don't last as long as they did just a few months ago. But I still crave ice cream and chocolate chip cookies! Less than a year to go and I will have them again. Ha!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Moving South…From North Carolina to Mississippi


Saying good-bye to Branden, Brooke, and Aiden was hard but time to get busy with a project for Mobile Missionary Assistance Program (MMAP).

We have arrived in Durant, Mississippi, location of the Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church. Here we will spend the next three weeks helping to construct a fellowship hall-a much needed addition to their church. Estimated at around 50-75 faithful members, this is a small black congregation who love the Lord Jesus and aren’t afraid to break out in boisterous song on Sunday morning! Oh, the joy of worshiping with this group of believers is difficult to describe. We clap and sway with the music and the loud amens for over two hours. Last week we worshiped with 4,000 while this week we worshped with 40 and His presence was evident in both locations!
It is going to be three weeks of learning and growing together as we offer our services. Already this project has challenged our senses and caused us to dig deep into the well of patience. Upon arriving we had trouble turning into the driveway sliding two wheels into the ditch. In His perfect timing God provided a massive “tree logging tractor” to push us out. The site we were directed into to park our RV was and continues to be NOT level which causes problems in draining the sewage. As we sat discussing that issue we noticed a crack in our massive front windshield! Thankfully we don’t rely on circumstances for our happiness.
Remembering Ps. 50:15, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble (even little ones); I will deliver you and you shall glorify me.”,we put these problems behind us and got into the car to explore the area looking for two of life’s “necessities”: an internet connection and a Wal-Mart! The closest WiFi connection we found was in a tiny library about 25 minutes west in a town of about 1,000 people or less. In the opposite direction, 45 minutes away, we located a Wal-Mart thanks to our “air-head” garmin affectionately named Marilyn Monroe, who finds humor in directing us to turn down obscure dirt roads or seeming to express frustration voicing “recalculating” when we refuse.
As rain softly patters on our roof and we say good-night to our first week-end parked in the church lot we wonder what God has prepared for us here. One thing we do know-it can only be good. “For you , O Lord, are good…” Ps. 86:5