Friday, July 11, 2008

In my weakness He is strong -- July 12

Hey guys, wanted to give you a quick update, as usual, there is a line waiting to use the computer, so I gotta make it quick. Things have been going so great, and we are getting into the routine of dishes, sweeping and mopping, feeding the kiddos (hand-feeding is my favorite thing to do!), and then of course the couple hours of just hanging out. I'm loving all the relationships I'm building with the kids, it's fun to get to know each personality. I'm feeling a little sick today, so if you could pray for me I would really appreciate it. I'm just feeling really weak and out of it, along with a major headache, but I was reminded today to thank God for my weaknesses, because His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:8-10). I'm not exactly sure what is planned for the rest of the day. The older kids will get home pretty soon from their half-day of school today (Saturday). Then we'll probably play games, and I think Reema is taking us shopping, so I'm looking forward to that:) I love you all so much!

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As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.