As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.
(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
David and Evelyn
David and Evelyn live in the center down below us. They started out in a tin house just to the left of this mud hut in the photo. Unfortunately during a wind and rain storm the roof lifted up. The wood support had rotted as had the trusses. As the wind blew the roof folded up just like it had a hinge in the middle. Travis and I were called to come down and help pull it back. After about a half hour of work we reattached the roof to the wall and the rain started again. The roof keeps most of the rain out, but the house is not very livable so they have built this temporary mud house to live in and work out of while they complete their stone house.
Moses was born in this house at the beginning of August. He was at least 4 weeks early and maybe as much as 8 weeks. He is the smallest baby that I ever saw. He was just over two pounds when he was born. He is improving and doing very well. He has beautiful eyes that open really wide when he is interested. He has passed 10 lbs and is gain strength rapidly.
Evelyn is also doing well. She was sick with Typhod and Malaria during her pregnancy and fought with morning sickness continuously. She is also back to normal weight levels and enjoying her baby. She has asked us to pass on her thanks to all of you that prayed for her.