Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

      I saw this little compairason and thought how perfectly it explains how Jesus has changed each and every one of us! Happy Thanksgiving!

      How is being a Christian like being a pumpkin?
God picks you from the pach, brings you in and washes all the dirt off of you. He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, ect... and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November continues the rainy season here and fall in the states. Our family celebrates Thanksgiving here and we all have so many things to be thankful for. It is such a blessing to have Mekhi join our family!  We are rejoicing that our schools move to the new location went well and on Nov 1 we held classes in the new location.  The building we were renting was sold so we needed to relocate to a small building in the center of town. It’s a great location and easy to get to.
 The tires on Bonnie's car were almost bald so she had to get new tires. Cornelio used the old tires to make a baby swing and a swan for beautiful recycled yard art.
Help, someone call 911.......
Cornelio is finishing his degree at the university. He is writing his thesis on how to improve English oral communication in high schools. He goes to a high school to apply the games and activities he has written up in his thesis. One afternoon he saw a high school couple "making out". The boy was on top of the girl laying down right in the walk way. The teachers just walked by and the other students seemed to just be watching then moving on.  Cornelio, seeing this was NOT ok behavior, said” Quick, someone call 911 this girl is getting mouth resuscitation and she needs help." The boy quickly jumped off the girl and everyone watching just laughed at them. Working with teenagers is a whole different level of needing to think on your feet and needing to be spontaneous. To God be the glory for creative corrections.

Mom has been such a great help and encouragement here. She looks for ways to help others where ever she goes. Last week she met a homeless man who lived next to the bus stop with his dog. After she talked with him in Spanish for a while she went and bought some orange juice and bread for the man. She also bought some soap because he said that he really wanted to wash his dog. With a full tummy and a grateful heart this man was blessed that day and a ray of sunshine and hope touched his life.

With grateful hearts we say "Thank You" 
to those who help us through prayers and support.
 Lives are being changed for eternity!