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."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here is a link to information about my upcoming trip
to Honduras.

You will have to copy and paste it into the address bar.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We got up early. Leah and Deborah helped with all the
chores. They had their schoolwork done by 11:30am.
I took Hannah to work at 2:00 and then flew home to
pick up Leah and Deborah so we could go to Clarkston.
We got to the mission about 3:00. The kids lined up to
go in and then got snack. We all helped with homework until
4:20 when I got ready for children's choir. We had a really
good choir rehearsal with the younger and older children. We
are preparing for a concert in October so we have to make the
most of our time. When we left the apt. I dropped off
2 of the girls who live in a different apartment complex.
we got home around 8:00pm and have just sat down to eat our

We watched Spencer on Wednesday and had a good time playing
with him. Leah and Deborah had a good day of school. We
are trying to start school by 7:30am each morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just got home from helping at the mission in
Clarkston. There was lots of kids, we are bursting
at the seams, lots of homework, and very few helpers!
They ended the day with one of our friends, Joey
showing them Harmonica.

We had a great 1st day of homeschooling. We started at
7:30am and finished by 11:00am. Spent the early afternoon
writing thank you notes then cooked a turkey breast for
supper. Mark and I went to the apt. in Chamblee. Had a
great time with a Bengali family. Took some "English" work
for the Mom and daughter. We saw Tim and Jesse there.
On the way home we went by my parents. Mom helped me pin
up 2 skirts for Honduras. I took a picture of some flowers
Dad grew!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This is a video shot a few months ago at the Apartments
in Clarkston where we work.
We are on this video a few times leading choir.
This is the edited version.

It has been a busy week. I have been taking an
online Nursing course. I am about 1/2 done. I was
hoping to finish all of it today but have just been
too busy. Mark and I went to Alpharetta this
afternoon to drop of some school books at a home
school bookstore. They will buy current good condition
used books from you. They did purchase about 2/3 of the
books that I took over there. On the way back, Deborah
called and said that Vladimir and Lian had called and
ask if we could watch Lianka and Ondrej for s few hours.
They told them we weren't home but they said it was okay
for the girls to watch them. When Mark and I got home at
4:30 Lianka and Ondrej were at the house.Ondrej was crying
because he didn't remember us. He is now 14 months old and
walking. Lianka is 3 1/2. Now David has some friends over
and it's time for supper.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today Spencer has been here with us, Yesterday he turned 2
years old. We decided to celebrate with a chocolate cake
which Spencer helped to make.

We had a great day yesterday in Clarkston seeing the
children and helping with homework. Jesse was there
teaching guitar. The rest of us were helping with math,
english, writing papers etc.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mark and I went to Chamblee to the apartment tonight.
We had a great visit with a Bengali family. We took a
few Movies over for the kids to watch. I also took
copies of some of the pictures that I made for them.

Hannah and her coworkers are now on a billboard in
Lilburn advertising where they work. Her is the

Monday, August 10, 2009

I went to the Doctor today. Eventually there will
be no blood left for them to test at the rate they
take it out of me. Oh well, it is necessary. I
delivered school supplies for the mission to Tim's
office at First Baptist Doraville. I enjoyed a cup
of coffee with Deborah Hayes at Pregnancy Resource
Center of Doraville and we had a wonderful time
visiting. Deborah's office is also at First Baptist
Doraville. Came home and went shopping at Goodwill
for some long loose gathered skirts for Honduras. I
have to be able to get a pair of pants or shorts
underneath the skirt for construction and horse or
donkey riding! We called the Bengali family and ask if
we could come tomorrow instead of tonight. I am exhausted.
I did some paperwork and took a spiritual gifts and
personally test for the trip to Honduras. I still
tested as Mercy as my #1 spiritual gift with
Administration as 2nd and Sanguine as my #1 personality
type. That is what I have always tested.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Well Leah and Deborah were promoted to the
youth department today. It is the 1st time in
20 years that we haven't had a child in children's
ministry at church. I feel old!

After church we had a Honduras team meeting. We
leave in 27 days. I taught the team how to do
balloon twisting today. They learned how to make
balloon hats and a dog. After a few frustrating
moments I think everyone got the hang of it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Leah and I had a great time today helping clean
the mission in Clarkston. A group from Smokerise
Baptist was there helping out. They come every month.
We deep cleaned the whole kitchen. Leah and I washed
and dried ALL the dishes, pots and pans, baking sheets,
tupperware, etc by hand. All the cabinets were wiped
out and reorganized. The windows were cleaned,
counters scrubbed and the floor sweep and mopped.
We walked over to Kristopher Woods which is one of
our apartments we work with to see the school supplies
being given out by another church group helping out for
the day. I saw several of our "kids" picking up supplies.

A great delight at the end of our day was listening to one
of the young African men from Liberia play the guitar and
and sing 3 songs for us that he had written. One song was
called Freedom Fighter and it told about what happened in
his country and how his grandfather had told him to not
forget and to tell what had happened there. Deep insight for
an 8th grader but so many of these kids come from turbulent
circumstances in their past.I am so proud of him. Jesse, Tim
Cummins son has been teaching him guitar every Tuesday.
Thanks Jesse for making a difference in his life!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Today Spencer and Benjamin came to stay with us. I think they
had fun playing together again. They hadn't seen each other
for awhile. I have been late getting my August newsletters
out. I had them written on Wednesday of last week but I am
trying something new and trying to get as many on email as I
can to save money. It costs us quite a bit to mail the letters
each month when you include paper, ink, envelopes, labels and
postage. I spent alot of time typing in email addresses the
last few days. Tonight we have been trying to finish the ones
we will mail and writing thank you notes. Maybe tommorrow
we will have time to mail our bills.