31 May 2006
So here's some not-so-interesting news for most of you... Monday evening we dug up a small garden in our back yard as well as the flower bed out front. Now we have a few vegetables growing, some transplanted flowers, and a beautiful lace leaf japanese red maple that was a housewarming gift. While this may not sound like news to you, it reminds us that 823 W Oak St. is finally home. It feels good to be past the serious construction and have a free moment to make the outside of our house more homey. Feel free to stop by and visit any time!
19 May 2006
If you have 5 minutes or less, you can watch this great series of black and white photos that show the recent history of Liberia (and some of the cute kids!) It starts around the time of the election of the new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at the end of last year. It is set to music, but the pictures continue after the music ends. Check it out at www.liberianeducationtrust.org .
12 May 2006
We still don't have any news about our kids, but we're enjoying pictures from our orphanage while we wait. We think it's cool that our kids will have a pet monkey to keep them company while they wait for us to get them. At this point, the process in Liberia is changing, so we will have to wait 4-6 months from referral (when we get names and pictures) until we bring them home. We're doing fine now, but we know that once we have names and faces waiting will be harder. However, we also firmly believe that God's plan for our family is perfect, and we are willing to wait for the right kids to come home at the right time. Meanwhile, we are trying to do as much as possible to prepare for parenting 2 energetic little ones!
Many of you have commented over the years that it's hard to keep up with all the constant activity and changes in our life. We agree. With so much happening in our life and ministry, we created this site to give you a way to quickly find out where we are, what we're doing, and how you can pray for us whenever you might want an update. As the information on this page grows, we hope you will enjoy following our story and learning what God is doing in our lives.