Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Youth Group Tonight

Hi Everyone,

    The women's retreat went well-the spiritual part was excellent on the topic of 'change," given by our invited guest Marie-our USA sending base director. (Hmm I think we've had a lot of change down here lately)

    Tonight our clocks here fall back an hour (woo-hoo extra hour of sleep!)

     So last week I had to make a decision about which event i was going to attend this evening, and i decided due to various factors to go to youth group. Here are some photos-it has been awhile since I have posted anything like this.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Women's Retreat This Week

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your prayers for all the meetings I had last week. It was quite a full and busy week.

Today I have been trying to get migratory form renewal paperwork together. I don't actually go up to religious affairs for two weeks yet, but need to have some things done so they can be signed on Sunday.Please pray that all my paperwork will be submitted correctly the first time without complications.

Tuesday thru Thursday this week are days for a women's retreat as a the team. I am hoping this will be relaxing and refreshing, but at the same time I do NEED to talk and meet with some individuals at the retreat about things that are work-related. Pray that there would be opportunities to meet with the individuals, that God would give us clarity as we meet etc.

Saturday I am going to have to make a decision between 1) going to youth group 2) going to a baby shower to which the ladies from church are invited or 3) going to a Sunday school training teaching course. Unfortunately these things are all happening simultaneously.

Teaching Sunday School went really well yesterday--that was a praise!

Thank you for your prayers and I hope to be able to update more soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Meetings and More Meetings

Hi Everyone,

I have lots of various length meetings this week.

Monday Oct 15th is my day off but for the morning I go to prayer at church from 8-9 and then out to coffee/tea with someone from church  Will be taking my friend  Elizabeth for pizza for supper at 6:00 like we do once a month. will have to finish organizing the prayer day for Wednesday/print stuff off etc.

Tuesday Oct 16th-Sending base prayer meeting 9-11-business meeting 11-1 short term meeting 1--????

Wednesday Oct 17th Team half day of prayer 9-1 that I have organized. During the coffee break at the prayer day I will be having a brief meeting with the conference committee (Pray for us with all the planning we need to do over the next three months) Then after prayer day 1-3:30 I have short term training meeting and from 5-6:00 Bible study at church and then will run a quick errand between the break before-Wednesday night church service which follows at 7:00.

Thursday Oct 18th 10:30-11:30 meeting to finish evaluation time with the short term worker I am supervising--and in the afternoon there is something also

Friday Oct 19th 9-1 Meeting and work time for some specific things with our new leaders, 2 pm Lunch with a neighbor and a youth group leaders meeting at church to follow from 5-7

Saturday Oct 20th   I am helping be in charge of youth group that night because our youth leader won't be able to be there. I will be giving the testimony of my conversion to the youth-pray for wisdom to know how and what exactly to share, etc. I think I am leading a game or something also which I need to figure out what that will be.

Sunday Oct 21st-I am on for helping with Sunday school-just realized I will have to get the material on Wednesday night.

Sometime over this next week I need to start getting my visa renewal paperwork ready too Your prayers are greatly needed and appreciated. Pray that I would be able to focus and give each meeting//activity my best and that God would give me abundant energy and that I would not grow weary.  Thanks--will catch up with you all next week.

P.S. I know I am long overdue on my prayer letter but at this point there isn't the time to think about it. I will try to get to it in the next few weeks. Thanks for understanding.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy One Year With Me Grace!

Hi Everyone,

My bird Grace has officially been with me for one year today!

Congratulations Grace! I love your beautiful yellow long crest at the top of your head!

Below Grace and Faith (First photo together)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

For Me This Is The Best Way to Take A Break!

Hi Everyone,

Here I am taking a tiny break to enjoy the simple pleasures of life! The question is which one of us had more fun or was it mutual?

I am getting the prayer day ready for next Wednesday, October 17th. Pray that as a team we would have an enriching day praying together.

I have several meetings the next few days and on Saturday I am planning to make lasanga at my house with one of the youth from church before youth group . I might be up for helping teach Sunday school again this Sunday also, but I am not sure about that yet-will talk to the children's ministries coordinator tomorrow to be sure.

Blessings to you all and thanks for your prayers! Do remember that if you have any prayer requests, I would love to be praying for you more specifically as well.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Gift----Faith

Hi Everyone

There is a new member in my household again. On the second Monday following the Saturday that Hope died, I went to my friend who was the breeder-just to help her take care of the birds and to get more thoughts on bird care and stuff.

While I was cleaning the aviary she came upstairs and told me she wanted to basically give me a bird--and that I could pick one out. I tried to refuse--several times---but she insisted. She told me to pray and pick one out-all nine of the babies looked exactly alike----all white-what they call an albino color mutation--which isn't really true albino from what I understand, it just looks that way. (I always wanted one of these, but would have never bought one--they are pricey)

Here is the video of them that day at four weeks old-I started petting them all, which resulted in then crying for food, because they thought they were going to get fed instead. (I have discovered I can take very short videos to post on my blog with my camera)

I took one of them home for the night-and talked to Olga about it, which she was okay with me having the bird. However, the last thing on my mind was owning another bird--I think partly because I had loved Hope so very much and my heart just didn't feel ready for it at that point, plus the hand-feeding four times a day was not going to work in my schedule. So The next day I took her back and told the breeder that I would pick her up when she was completely eating on her own.

Well yesterday, the breeder told me the bird was eating on her own, so I went and got her on my day off.  So now I have a gifted bird in the household-I've decided to name her "Faith." Right now she spends most of the day eating, so we will see how this goes. The two seem to get along well so far.

Here she (or he) is:

Happy (almost) one year with me Grace (October 12th)-I hope that you like your gift!

 Who wants to see "Angry birds" live? Sounds interesting. Maybe I should check it out.  Yes announcements about events are often painted on the walls.

The beautiful rose I saw about a week ago in Olga's flowers!

Have a great day everyone!