Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Adeline seems to be handling Spring very well...so far. Which is a good trade-off because Silas has been sick all winter. He gets better and then I head back to church with him only to have him come down sick again the next day. I wonder if he just can't handle the time in the cold (no heat in the church) or if we need to do some heavy duty disinfecting. I have been sick a lot too and this past week something has attacked my throat...not fun.
Spring also means playing outside and that means accidents. Last night we were away in Montevideo for a BWM meeting and got a phone call that Silas had been hurt. According to Nehemiah, Silas was in the wagon and he fell out onto his face and was dragged on the ground...all while sitting in the wagon. Hmmm, I think, that just maybe, we aren't getting the whole story. I'm thankful that it wasn't any worse than it is.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In the rental bus/van on the way to the meeting.
SURPRISE! Mirtha didn't know we were going to celebrate her birthday!
We took up 2 tables, picture me sitting in that empty chair at center. ;) There was a table in front of us with 3 women who were invited by the host church. None of them knew the Lord. During the lesson, Amparo (front right) and I moved forward to help them find verses in our Bibles. I was able to give each of them a tract before I was called away. Amparo sat and talked to them for quite awhile though.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Below is an update on Andrew Smith about how the Lord provided for a very definite need in a very definite way. I trust you all continue to pray for Andrew and his family and I thought you would rejoice in this blessing with them.
In the middle of May, while considering
It was about that time that we had the opportunity to meet Keith and Brooke Desserich from Ohio, along with their daughter Gracie. The Desserich's older daughter Elena died in August 2007, 256 days after she was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. We became acquainted with Keith and Brooke through our connections within the DIPG community, and we became familiar with some of the details of Elena's story through the writings of her parents. Andrew enjoyed meeting Elena's companion dog Pablo, and he clung to the dollar given to him by Keith for days...even while he slept.
When the Desserichs became aware of our need for a wheelchair-
On the morning of Monday, August 24th, Make A Wish famili
My name is Tiffany Huish, and we live in Utah. We belong to the dipg family, as our daughter Sadie passed away two months ago after a 16 month battle....
I know who you are. I have followed Sa
The van was advertised as a 2002 with 40,000 miles for $5,500. Sam's mom had recently died, so he and his sister were selling the van, several motorized wheelchairs
At some point that day I made a phone call to Brooke in Ohio. I had a question for her, though I was fairly certain I a
Sam and his sister were kind enough to throw in the wheelch
After finalizing the purchase of the van, the next step was to get it from Utah to Michigan. Zack was willing to drive it to us--that very weekend. But Keith Desserich t
When I climbed into my seat for the very first time on Tuesday, I noticed a marbled Team Sadie wristband hanging from the mirror--jus
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This morning Isabel officially turned six. She is still as adorable as the day she was born, though more outwardly stubborn.
She can still hold her own against her brothers sometimes a little too well.
She is finishing up her 1st grade year and is doing great! Some days are easier than others for her but once she gets past thinking everything is hard she does well. No doubt all those gold stars on her test chart are a huge motivator.
We look forward to the next year of Isabel's life. No doubt there will be changes galore in her life as we head back to the States for furlough, and as she continues to grow.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
After a few weeks of work, several changes, some advice, and even more changes we have the final version of our furlough 2010 prayer card. I also made a version of the front in Spanish to give to the people here.
The conversation around here focuses on our furlough as the kids (and their parents) talk about seeing family, and eating in favorite restaurants and shopping at Wal Mart!
Scott has booked about half of our furlough meetings and he has been so pleased with how the Lord is working it all out. Thankfully, we have an additional 3 deputation meetings booked to present our ministry.
Please continue to be in prayer for these last 3 months before we head back to the States. I keep running into road blocks with our presentation. And I still need to work on our display. I have started winnowing out things we don't need to keep so we have less to pack up (clothes, books, etc.) before we leave. We are thankful for close family friends who will stay in our home while we are in the States. They will guard our things and care for our dog, Hoss.
As always we are thankful for and covet your prayers!