Tuesday, July 22

I'm home!

Hey everybody! What an amazing 16 days I had in Paraguay! I only have a second because I'm supposed to be spending time with God right now and got distracted (AH!), but I wanted to say it was AMAZING. What a blessing to serve missionaries! I can't imagine what a breath of fresh air it must have been for them. They were all so wonderful. We spent our time planning worship sessions, tweaking the days' VBS plans, working/playing with all the kids, and spending great time with missionaries. My friend Adam and I spent a considerable amount of time at night (usually from 10-12 or somewhere in there) on the beach volleyball court with the other missionaries. What a blast! Karl and I used to play volleyball a lot before we had kids and it reminded me we need to start doing that more.

There were many other lessons learned as well, one of which was a renewed commitment to spend regular time with my Lord! Thus, why I need to write more later. Just wanted you to know!!! Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts. I will hopefully be able to post pictures and many more details soon.

In adoption news, our friends the Laughners (who visited us last winter) got their referral for a precious little boy along with four other America World families!!! Is that amazing, or what? That means that we actually may be in the top five waiting families for an infant girl and top 15 overall. Can you believe it?!? As for prayer, our hearts go out to all of the families that have their referrals and are waiting to get a court date so they can go to pick up their children! Because the courts are due to close in a couple of weeks, it honestly might take a miracle for them to make it through court before the 2 month closure. I feel sick for them. We are all trying to remember and LIVE in the knowledge that God's timing is perfect, and He knows exactly what's going on. We will continue to pray for that miracle until closing, but mostly, I am praying for peace for these wonderful families in the midst of their great longing....

5 comments:

Jori said...

What a great adventrue!! Time with your mom and sister and serving missionaries ~ you go girl!! Enjoy your quiet time with our Lord ~ He is our rock!
Jori

Adam Cramer said...

The shout outs are great and everything, but seriously...when am I gonna get some link love!!! :-P

jeny said...

So good to read you again! I was just thinking of you, so it was a nice surprise to open my reader this morning and find a new post. I can't wait to see you and hear more about your trip.
I Love you!

Kristine said...

It was so nice to hear from ou yesterday. I hope Owen is feeling better.:) Hope we can get together next Wednesday.

Rob & Candy said...

Welcome back! it sounds like an awesome time. I cannot wait to check back so I am read even more.
candy