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.

08 April 2013

Extended Family Photos!

Here are some highlights from the Extended Family Photo Shoot last week:

All the Cousins – first good photos ever of all of  ’em together!

Siblings & Cousins

PaPa & Grandma with all their GrandKids!

This one is: “Who They Really Are!”
(or “Mountain of Cousins” as our Elizabeth says!)

“The Four!” (Siblings, that is!)

My Family!

These are, incidentally, a Big Deal. The day of the photo shoot, I posted on fb:
Polishing shoes and ironing clothes for our Extended Family Picture this afternoon! First time ever with all the Little People! Pray for the photographer(s): 14 people (6 little!) are going to be a challenge, for sure!
The last time we had a Steel Family Photo taken was ten years ago. So, we’re especially pleased with these results – and with the fact that Portrait Innovations now puts thumbnails online for sharing, etc.

So thankful that Mom insisted and then finally got us all to coordinate our not-so-easy-to-mesh schedules!

06 April 2013

Do pray for us!

We recently sent out our April Ministry Report; I’m including excerpts here:

We appreciate your prayers for JM’s questioning and ordination service in February. We feel God’s kindness and the love of our sending church, and we’re thankful for each one who is currently partnering with us on a regular basis. Many, many others – including our parents and numerous teachers – have had an important part in our preparation for the gospel ministry and for work in Uruguay. We thank God for you and invite your continued prayers, counsel, and gracious accountability. You are part of God’s means for our growth into Christ’s image.

Please continue to pray that we’ll be able to leave for Uruguay on June 11. When we sent out this report, our monthly support was at 87% of the amount required by EMU before we can leave; since then we received news of a new ministry partner – and are now just over the 88% mark!

We’re moving forward in faith...
These next two months promise to be especially busy: We need wisdom and efficiency in making decisions and packing our belongings – and fitting everything in around three weeks of travel in May. These are good days; we feel more keenly than ever our need for God’s grace and enabling in order to meet all our obligations!
(As always, you can read the entire report on our ministry blog.)

Do pray for us!