Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011

So much has happened in the last month! Our camera has been giving us trouble lately, so pardon the lack of many pictures...

After the other VBS we helped with, my parent's church had VBS, then the next week was our VBS - it went very well - Aaron does the rally times, Bible lessons, and game times, so it's a very busy week for him! I help with attendance and piano - and watching Esther (though Miriam came and helped with that some as well.) So many of the children, like so many others in America, come from such bad or uncaring families...hopefully the things they learned will make a difference in their lives.

Sarah trying out the Statue of Liberty cardboard picture-poster thing...

The Lord held off the rain so that we were able to play outside everyday!

On Friday night, we had a "family night" with food and games and a short program.

The Lord gave us good weather that night as well.

One day Aaron went over to some neighbors to get rhubarb - I thought he was getting about enough for a pie or two, but he came home with a big box! We were able to make 22 jars of rhubarb jam, so thank you!

Esther report: Esther this month has learned to crawl very well, gets into things, and likes to pull herself up to a standing postition. She also claps sometimes, and I just started feeding her real food - she's gotten pretty good at the rice ceral, but still isn't sure about carrots!

Garden report: The garden is still growing - we both agree that it's a little easier the second year. We've been eating lettuce, radishes, swiss chard, and spinach. Yesterday we were out weeding and just this morning, Aaron found a tomato on one of the plants, so we're looking forward to more harvest.

We also made another trip to TN, and Aaron preached some revival meetings. It was his first time doing that and he did a great job! He spoke on forgiveness, John 3:16, the Christian family, personal revival, and praying for America.

You probably saw the pictures of 4th of July on my mom's blog - our church also had a service down at the Point (park/lakefront) on Sunday morning and it went well. Hopefully it was a blessing to people in a patriotic and a spiritual way.

The next big thing on our schedule is Camp at the end of the month, and Aaron is going to be the director, another new experience, so please pray that everything will go well.


Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Greetings to all three of you! ;) it was great to read this post. You have a great family.

the Lord Jesus is so Good!
Thank you so much for sharing!
May He bless you all.

Daniel and Rachel said...

You all are so busy and productive...I really admire you!! :) And as far as the carrots, Kaleigh would gobble them right up if I mixed a little applesauce into them. ;)