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."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

There will be a Missions Awareness/Gospel Concert
at First Baptist Norcross on Oct 16, 2009 at 7:00pm.
This concert is free and will feature:
Gary Menzies - Pianist
Beverly Minor - Soloist
Chris Britt - actor performing part of the book of
Cham Meredith - violinist
The Family Heritage Children's Choir

Please come and invite friends to support our work with
refugees and immigrants here in Atlanta. The children are
working very hard to prepare for this event.

For more info:
Leah, Deborah, and I went and helped with homework yesterday
in Clarkston.It was a crazy afternoon. There was only one
other volunteer there to help with homework, Ms. Susan, and we
had over 40 kids needing help. All together there are 60 kids
signed up for afterschool program. Susan and I talked about
what we would do if they do all show up at one time. As it
is kids come and go as they have homework and need help.
Needless to say I didn't get any pictures yesterday. We were
too busy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mark and I just returned from Chamblee at the Apts.
We went to check on the Bengali family. We had a really
good visit with them. The Dad has gotten a job. We also
hung out for a little while with some of the kids that
come to the mission.

We had a great choir practice on Saturday. It started
raining at the end so we had to help shuttle the
children to their apartments. It is too bad we didn't
drive the van. That way we could of just put all the kids
that come from other complexes in at one time instead of
making trips. One good reason to try and keep the old
12 passenger van working for now!

Friday, September 25, 2009

We have spent most of this week getting our basement dry.
There was no afterschool program on Tuesday since there was
no school. Yesterday we went to Clarkston to help with homework
and to lead choir. The concert is only 3 weeks away. We had about
40 children in choir last night. They are getting really good.
We will practice again Saturday.

Monday, September 21, 2009

We have had a few crazy days around here. Friday we watched
Spencer and had a wonderful time playing. Saturday Mark and
I went out to Decatur to check out the other buildboard with
Hannah's picture. It is at the intersection of N. Decatur Rd
and East Ponce de Leon. We did a quick shopping at Dekalb
Farmers market while we were there. That is always a real
cross cultural experience. Sunday we had church and Leah
and Deborah had play practice. Last night it rained and rained.
This morning we woke up to a flooded basement- maybe 4 inches.
I think it has rained the whole week. They say 20 inches in the
last 3 days. We have spent the whole day working in the basement.
I took these picture at the end of our street - 5 houses from us.
One house is waist high in the basement. If you turn the corner
the other house is head high in the basement. They were out in
the yard so I didn't want to photograph their loss!
The pictures are at the end of our street.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deborah, Leah, and I left the house at 2:00 today in the
pouring rain. A lot of the roads were flooded. We finally
just pulled over and waited for the rain to slow down a
little before going on to Clarkston. Today was choir so we
needed to bring in all the music. I decided to leave the keyboard
at home since it was raining so hard. First we helped the kids
with homework. We then had a really good choir rehearsal. By the
time the kids left it wasn't raining any more. When we got
home at 7:45 we had a good dinner that Sarah had cooked for
all of us!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Louie Giglio on God's highest priority.

Yesterday Mark and I went to Chamblee so I could do
English with a Mom from Bangladesh. Unfortunately
no one was home. Sometimes I just have days like that
where I feel all the effort is wasted.

Today Leah, Deborah, and I went to Clarkston to help with
homework. It seemed like some of the kids had none while
a few had a ton. Bennett and I talked about the upcoming
concert in October at First Baptist Norcross. Joe Scott,
another mission partner came in while we were leaving.

Monday, September 14, 2009

One of the things lacking in the Limpera Mountains
of Honduras and in the Lenca community is lack of
healthcare. One afternoon we came across a father
and son who were hitching a ride down the mountain.
The little boy had cut his finger down to the bone.
We took them to our hotel. He was bleeding through
the bandage. I managed to get the bloody bandage off
minus gloves to look at the cut. It had already been
stitched up at the clinic but they hadn't put enough
stitches in consequently all the bleeding. I cleaned
the wound and put 2 butterfly bandages on the places
which were still open and then put clean pressure
bandages on him. He really needed a few more stitches.
I doubt however they went back to the clinic.

After the Mom's found out I was a nurse I was ask about
rashes and coughs. I didn't have any children's medicine
so all I could do was give advice and tell them to go
to the clinic if they didn't get better. The pastor's wife
ask if I would like to come back and live with them
and open a clinic for them. One day we had a precious
littel girl who had a cleft lip that needs to be repaired.
I wonder if it will ever happen for her.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I returned from Honduras last night. We had a great trip
despite the fact that I was sick the whole time and actually
made almost everyone else sick. I am slowly getting my voice
back and the coughing has almost stopped.

We had a great time ministering in the Limpera Mountains
to the Lenca Indians, an indigenous group, above the town of
La Campa at a small village named Santa Teresa. We worked
with over 400 children for VBS. The men put a roof on
the much needed new church building. The old building, which
they had outgrown, will be turned into a feeding center for
the children. The children are feed an enriched rice casserole
3 times a week. Until now they have had to eat outside year

The people were really wonderful to us. The Pastors wife
feed us 2 times a day. The amazing thing was that she walked
4 hours a day to feed us. The men of the congregation really
took ownership of their new building and turned out to help
every day. We would not have completed the roof without their
help. The people have no running water,(we used an outhouse),
no electricity, and no heat or air conditioning but they are
happy and they love the Lord.

As always, it was a wonderful experience and we were blessed
beyond measure. Words cannot really express what happened on
the trip but I am so grateful to a Mighty God who allowed me
to be a very small part of this mission. GLORIA DIOS!!!!