My Life Verse

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This morning Leah, Deborah, and I went to Clarkston to visit one of the African Mom's. Her baby is now 7 weeks old. Mom is still feeling a bit poorly but she is going to the Doctor on Monday. I can tell that the baby has gained some weight since I saw them last a few weeks ago. Her little cheeks are feeling out. I could hear her swallowing as her Mom nursed her. We brought them a few small Christmas gifts and a food basket. We sang "Kum ba Ya" together. Then Mom started singing "He's got the whole world in His hands." We sang 3 verses together.

This afternoon we visited with our good friends the Haggerty's . We don't see them much any more. They moved to Florida a few years ago. We attended a Christmas Eve service at First Baptist Mountain Park. It was really nice. I saw some friends of mine there. After the service we all went to supper at El Campisino's. It is always great to spend time with like minded believer's.

Monday, December 22, 2008

This afternoon Sarah and I went to Chamblee. I took food baskets to the families that I have been working with. We wished everyone a Merry Christmas. It was Sarah's 1st time with me at Azalea Place. She was able to meet several of the families there. We were invited to tea with one of the Bengali families. It was wonderful!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

This afternoon Deborah and I went over to Chamblee to Azalea Place. I went to check on my expectant mother. I did some more childbirth education with her then Deborah and I went back over to the mission. Mark came by after work and he was playing basketball with some of the boys when we got back over there. Tonight was the Christmas party for the kids at the mission.
They had a wild and crazy time playing games and decorating cookies. A group from First Baptist Mountain Park came to host the party. I also went by to see one of the Bengali families.
They are new in the U. S. The Dad said that they don't celebrate Christmas but have always heard how the Americans and Europeans do. He said now they can observe what Christmas is

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wow, the last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind! Mark, Sarah, Leah, Deborah and I were involved in the First Family Christmas at the Atlanta Civic Center on December 7, 2008. Then Mark, Leah, Deborah and I were involved in First Baptist Atlanta's Christmas Dinner theater play, "Here's Love." We had alot of rehersals for both in the last days. It was fun but exhausting. Our last performance was Sunday afternoon. We had 6 performances for Here's Love. During the week of the performances Deborah, Leah, and I all caught a terrible stomach virus! Today is the 1st day that I have been able to eat normally for a week. Apparently it was quite contagious. About 1/3 of everyone who was in the play got sick. On Saturday, I was better, but we had so many people sick until we made a sick bay area out in the hall close to the bathrooms. We took turns staying with the sick and helping them get on stage for their parts. Deborah did an awesome job with the lead role of Susan. Leah was a doll, a scooter kid, and a chorus kid. Mark was the baliff, the photographer, and a chorus man. I was a lady shopper, the reporter, and a chorus woman. Mark's parent's brought several friends to Friday's performance. Bennett and Idong Ekandem were also there and were able to meet his parent's along with some of Ruth's family.

Last night we went to Ruth's graduation from Georgia State University at the Georgia Dome. Ruth is David's long time girlfriend. They have grown up together at First Baptist Atlanta. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Fine Arts. We were all very proud of her. Afterwards we went to the Varisty with the Fetner family.

Today I have been trying to get caught up in everything. I have worked on checking and sending many emails, worked on my prayer letter, and worked on updating my blog. I had all 3 babies today. Lianka did catch the stomach virus from us and was sick most of last week. I am glad that she is better.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last night we had children's choir. I am the director of the 3rd grade choir. Mark helps keep the kids under control. We practiced very hard because we are singing Sunday evening at the Atlanta Civic Center with all the choirs from First Baptist Atlanta.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Today I took care of Lianka age 2 1/2, Benjamin age 17 months, and Spencer age 15 months. The kids are so cute. We try and work all of our homeschooling around their nap schedule. They will all be here tomorrow too! This afternoon we drove to Chamblee to Azalea Place apartments. It was snowing very lightly when we got there. Kids were already in the mission when we arrived. I went over to do my childbirth teaching. That took about an hour then we came back to the mission. Leah and Deborah played with some of the girls. I helped with some of the homework and talked with the kids at the mission. Tim gave me some tips of teaching English to some of the Moms. Some of the Bengali Mom's want me to teach them English. I am hoping to take the NAMB certification class in January.