Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

28 April 2010

God said: “Yes!”

In Elizabeths words:
God said: Yes!

In six months we have a meeting scheduled in Greenville, SC:
Elizabeths sibling is due to arrive on my birthday.

Praise the LORD with us!

Iowa and Indiana

The Lord was very good to us in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We enjoyed wonderful fellowship (and food) during the four-day missions conference and are very encouraged to see what the Lord is doing in and through Friendship Baptist Church; He has many gracious people there.

Miss Barb took the children (and us) to a park for a picnic!

John Mark wrote the following about Indiana:

After leaving Iowa, we spent two nights at my grandparents’ farmhouse in Indiana. Grandpa has been gone for a little over four years and Grandma for about seven months. The home is still in the family, and the interior and outside property are relatively unchanged from what they have been for many years. My mother grew up there; in fact, I think my grandfather did as well. For much longer than a hundred years the home has been a place to which the family has returned, and it holds many memories.

I might live to see the day when the home is sold and the woods and fields bulldozed for development. I hope not. But I do know that the house and trees will someday be gone. Change is inevitable. But I suspect that every human heart longs for a dwelling place that will never fail, a dwelling place that will securely harbor in all generations.

“The eternal God is your refuge!”
(Deuteronomy 33:27)

“Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations!”
(Psalm 90)

05 April 2010

Beautiful Uruguay!

We enjoyed a spectacular sunset on Valentine's Day!

Two of my favorite flowers were in bloom – gardenias and roses.

The cousins were very excited about other treats we enjoyed!

(Decisions! Decisions!)

April 5: Update on Jonatán

Please continue to pray for Jonatán.

His platelet counts were low last week. If his blood levels climb to where they need to be this week (as the doctors expect they will), he will have the next chemo on Friday, April 9. This is the four-hour routine that then has to be flushed out of his system (usually over the course of three to five days) before he can go home – or back to school!

If our count is correct, this is week 28 for him with 12 weeks and seven more chemo treatments to go. He is looking forward to that first week of July, Lord willing, when he will done with chemo!

On another happy note, he called us on Friday evening to tell us that he has been nominated at school for a position as class officer for next year.

Thank-you for praying! We are encouraged – looking to the Lord!