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

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Hi Everyone,

The last blog post about being drawn closer has been very accurate. The last month and a half has been filled with various challenges-hopefully it is drawing me closer to the Lord in some way. It started out with after our annual team conference with three weeks of various types of infections. Praise the Lord that my health has returned.

Within about a week of when I was finally well, my computer quit connecting to the internet amongst other issues with it. So that is the reason why some people that I normally skype with haven´t been geting calls. ´ve been doing what I can do of my work from an internet cafe-so pray for patience for me-it isnt the best work environment for concentration.

Then on the 18th of April I believe it was, my birds were outside I had just put them outside, went in the bathroom and came out to my birds screeching with fear. A cat was on top of the cage. I scared the cat away and they began to calm down, but an hour later we had a good size earthquale-thankfully we were nt in the epicenter by any means,However, ever since then my precious bird Grace began to have servere night frights. When my birds wake up in fright, I wake up too to go turn on the light so they don´t hurt themselves. You can imagine how much sleep the three of us were geting with this happening several times a night  Poor grace would take hours to calm down and would hyperventilate from the fear. One night at around 11:30, I pcked her up gently and she climbed to my shoulder. I noticed her personality had turned super docile and tender. She let me scratch her neck, which she had never alowed me to do her whole life even though she was tame. We spent a good hour this way.   (For some reason my video won´t upload)

I really don´t know what else to say except that her night and day frights continued--the slightest movement whether by Faith or myself would scare her to death. She kept holding on until yesterday afternoon when she passeed away. I wasn´t there. I was at youth group and another planning meeting, but I knew when I walked out that door, she would most likely be gone when I got home. It was hard to leave. I burried her this morning when Olga was already out the door for church. I didn´t want Olga to know if I cried or not.

Just like Hope, Grace was named so perfectly. She responded with kindness and didn´t retaliate when Faith would peck at her to move. She would just quietly move to another part of the cage. It was quite interesting watching Grace and Faith--because Grace in a certain way is how I want to be but sometimes Faith is more of who I am like sometimes in terms of character. Faith is stubborn, terretorial, small, filled with enough spunk to last a century, and doesn´t respond right  I am not sure why he is named Faith, but someday I will know.

Pray for a youth prayer night next weekend that I am helping to organize with the youth at church. 33 days till Furlough!!!!

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