School is out. All the sixth graders passed their big test and will be graduating on Saturday, Nov 17th.
Please pray for graduation and especially for four of my girls who will be moving up to the teen girls’ dorms. Mrs. Julia Schenck will be seeing to their care.
Lilian(first on the left), Ester(second from left), Danely(fourth from left), and Dinora(bottom right pic) will be moving out one at a time over the next few weeks. We usually send them all at once, but this time we will be doing it a little differently, to hopefully let them each get to know Mrs. Julia and get more comfortable with her rather than depending so much on each other.
We are still waiting to see what God will do in regards to Samuel, the boy that was taken by social service in August. We pray that he is well and know that wherever he is, The Lord is taking care of Him. This situation is yet another reminder that our time to influence and reach other people for Christ is so short. Please pray that we will not get too mixed up with physically caring for the kids that we don’t have time or energy to care for them spiritually. I don’t mean that we’d stop taking them to church or not even have church, but that our everyday lives would only be about us and how to keep everyone alive. That is what the devil wants us to do. We want to everyday in our daily lives we teach the children to love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am currently in Florida with some of my family, enjoying a time of rest and relaxation. My younger sister is finishing up her schooling at PCC, and invited us to attend an art show were she has some pieces on exhibit. I am so proud of her achievement and greatly enjoyed spending some time with her as she readies herself for the next chapter in life. I hope to see great things from her in the near future.
Before I left for the states, I took Gledis, Gerson, and Edwin to a neurologist. Gledis, who has cerebral palsy, is having migraines, and Gerson needed a check-up for his epilepsy. Edwin, it was discovered, also has epilepsy and is now on medication for that. Please pray for him as the medicine seems to be making him lethargic, which has slowed his rate of intellectual progress from baby steps to a crawl.
I will be heading back to Honduras on Thursday and would appreciate all you prayers for my traveling, the graduation on Saturday, Samuel’s well-being, and the home as a whole.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please feel free to pass this blog onto others.
God bless and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.