Tuesday, June 30, 2009
It seems as though I have made it to the surface once again. When things get too hectic, the only option is to drop the options and unfortunately, due to our difficulties with internet access, that means bogging and updating. We said goodbye to the team from Calvary Jupiter. They were here for just about a week, working with us at the house and in the local high school. We had a great time with them and really enjoyed both seeing some old friends and making some new ones. It was also great to see what an impact they had at the school...evidenced by the fact that between 60 and 80 people showed up for our youth/skate night...many of them students that don't normally come. We (Amy, the girls and I) feel refreshed and thankful to have a church that gets behind us in such a major way. It means a lot to see their care in action.
We have another team coming in a few days, so I am busy preparing for their arrival. That means going through budgets, setting up transportation, meals, etc... which can be quite a bit of work. We are looking forward to AJ Rhodes's arrival this weekend as he is going to help us with the team. Dexter, one of our local friends, is also going to be a huge help in getting everyone around from place to place. we'll be working with Ronnie and Tammy, who used to be on our team but are now pastoring the Baptist church. They ran into a similar problem with their house and we are going to be helping them get ahead in some areas that were stalled. More to come. Thanks for following.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
We are getting prepared for yet another trip to San Jose. None of us are excited about it but it has to be done. Last year, about this same time, Amy had a small, benign tumor removed from her back near her spine. The doctor told here that it was a type that could recur and if left untreated, could eventually become malignant. He made sure to tell her to keep an eye out and if she found more, to call. Well, about two months ago she found another suspicious place on her hip. She has an appointment tomorrow afternoon, so we are heading in early. If she has to have surgery, we will wait a couple of days before we travel back. We'd appreciate your prayers and I will make sure to post again once we know what's going on. It has been a hectic year but we know that God is in control.