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Happy Birthday

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Well, my birthday was July 31, but as I change the photos in my gallery today I come upon the surprise party that the church Juan 3:16 threw for me. I'd been expecting to spend the morning with them - actually, since it wasn't the usual time for a service, I thought I'd just be going with the pastors to visit among a few members, as I had with other pastors. After all, my ministry IS visitation. But when we" stopped by the church" ( for what reason, I didn't know; it's something pastors DO), as I opened the door I was greeted with confetti in the face and balloons, and a small congregation of people who could take time away from school and work to honor me with a service, where I was invited to share about my ministry.
I had been to that church once before, last year, and wrote to the pastors a few times, and chatted occasionally with some members online. Wg=hich goes to show that small deeds done in love can have a big impact, and what goes around comes around. I was truly blessed!


Sources of Joy

Friday, August 31, 2007

I love the Body of Christ, and have built some wonderful relationships in Peru among the brethren there. In the Spirit there is already a deep connection, especially among other intercessors. But then there are my dear spiritual sons and daughters, who are such a delight to my heart. Anyway, they all account for the "happy faces" depicted in today's selection of photos.


More Happy Face

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I can't seem to leave the photo gallery alone. Anyway, here are more
pix of me as I "look so HAPPY " while in Peru.
Last night I was watching some of my digital videos and having a giggle, like when I had Abel and Marcos try the tongue twister Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. You can see it if you go to my photobucket album, Mumz2you, clik on Peru June July 07, and clik on week 5, videos. It's a hoot!
Recently I have reason for happy face as I had my physical yesterday and my doctor was very pleased with my weight loss progress and overall health. She said if I make it eventually to 160, that would be a good weight for me, given age and kids and surgeries. Still wanna try to get into that wedding dress...


"AWWW...You look so HAPPY!"

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I had e-mailed my daughter in Texas a few photos that Foreman sent me of the earthquake damage in Peru. And I also sent her some pix of Foreman and his family, since she'd met him when she traveled with me on my first trip there in 97. And I also sent a picture of me with Abel so she could see my other son who'd been working to relieve the victims of the quake. It's not in the group I posted today - I'll put it in again another time. But she commented " look so HAPPY!" She knows how tough I've had it working two jobs and looking after her disabled father, and was genuinely happy for the good time I had while in Peru. So anyway, I thought, I'll change the pix again, and this time the theme will be pix of me looking so happy. But I still save the one of Foreman after the quake as a reminder. The suffering continues, though the news coverage does not.


Painful Irony

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I was sobbing this morning after I read an e-mail from my son Abel, who'd been doing relief work in Pisco, Peru. He'd told me how he'd just gotten news that he'd been accepted in a position in a company, so now he's employed, and with health benefits. He said that it doesn't pay much, but come Christmas he hopes to have saved up to get a turkey to feast on. He described then how he'd spent his last money on the relief efforts, and had gone SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT FOOD...
Now, I'd been fasting meat for the past week, but I haven't gone HUNGRY, I've NEVER known hunger that has been imposed on me for want of resources. And here is this dear lad who's like a son to me, working sacrificially, pouring himself out for others - and going hungry, truly hungry. It cut me to the heart.

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EXHORTERGIRL 8/27/2007 5:40PM

  God will always provide for us no matter where we are in this world. He knows what we have need of and he will take care. We always have to remember we are HIS hands and feet and he uses us to help others. Be Bless !

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EXHORTERGIRL 8/27/2007 1:45PM

  Thinking of you today and have prayed for Abel and Peru. May God continue to meet the needs of Abel and to give you peace in your heart. Have a blessed day!

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EXHORTERGIRL 8/27/2007 2:03AM

  My daughter and son-in-law were missionaries to Guatemala for about 8 months then went to Mexico for a year. It was the hardest time in my life. Although my heart was broken due to the things she would email me when we talked they knew God's Grace was sufficient to see them through the times of extreme heat, flooding waters, and often times of uncertainty of what would happen to them! They lived on dried noodle soups for months. But to hear them tell it they would not have changed a thing. When they left from the states they were both obese when they returned they had both lost over 50 lbs the first 8 months they were gone. They did not diet.
So as painful as it is to us as mothers we must remember they belong to God first and if he knows what the birds have need of he will surely make sure that Abel is taken care of. He is never early but he is NEVER LATE!

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