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05 Jul 2008 We’re Back!
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We’ve actually been back for a little while. God did some pretty amazing things while we were in Belize. We mainly did VBS, had a couple days of construction on the Christian camp in Hattieville, visited a nursing home, orphanage, and did outreaches in the market place on the main land and island.

God used me mainly as a behind the scenes person with administration and discipline. Not my favorite choice, but God knows what He is doing. It was great seeing the kids stepping up to something they weren’t exactly comfortable with, but being open to what God wanted to do through them. The nursing home was a huge place for that. We couldn’t even understand half of the people there, but God used us to paint their nails and just love on the women. Something they don’t usually get… physical attention.

All the pictures are posted on our youth group’s website if you want to check them out.

This was mine and Tim’s first missions trip to go on as a married couple. That was pretty special, and I think God helped us out a lot trying to learn how to shift over to ministry as a married couple. Pretty exciting.

Tim and I are home for two weeks before we head south for vacation with my side of the family. I am trying to get back into my jogging routine after being off of it for 3 weeks because of Belize and getting sick before the trip. I jogged 3 miles yesterday and 2.5 with Tim today. Both days pretty much killed me. I’m completely sore, but hopefully I’ll get use to it again.

22 Mar 2007 What a fun Evening!
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Today Tim and I went and bought our first vacuum. After going to a couple different stores and doing some research we decided on the Hoover Savvy. So far I really like it. While dinner (which was amazing) was cooking I vacuumed up our living room before we had some visitors. The Savvy has a dirty and clean light to let you know when the floor is clean. I guess there is some type of sensor that lets you know when it’s still picking up dirt. So I stared at the red light and was so happy when it turned green. It took a little while to vacuum our living room, I’m thinking because it hasn’t been vacuumed in over a month. Yikes! And when you look in the canister of how much dust and dirt were picked up, it’s frightening. I’ll probably vacuum the rest of the house tomorrow.

So dinner was great. (Thanks for Betty Crocker.)A few weeks ago before going grocery shopping I picked out a few different recipes that I wanted to try. And tonight was Meat Loaf and Au Gratin Potatoes. I really like the boxed Au Gratin Potatoes, but since they have coloring in it and Tim wont eat that, we don’t buy it. So I was going to try to make mashed potatoes for the first time, but then saw the recipe for these and remembered my longing to eat them. We’ve got quite a bit of left overs with the potatoes ’cause I wanted to use all we had left before they got bad. The Meat Loaf turned out great and so did the potatoes. I was proud of this meal. 🙂

Then we had some youth come over to help make posters. Brittany, Brenden and Mitch came over before Tim had to leave to go to a meeting at the church tonight. And then Alison, Megan, Laura and Rachael came over to help also. The youth do an Easter Breakfast each year to help raise money for the mission trip, so they all came over to help make posters to advertise. They’ll be hung up for church on Sunday, so I’m guessing I’ll probably go into work with Tim tomorrow and help with that.

I had a great night. I wasn’t so sure how many youth would be able to come over and help with the posters ’cause it was a last minute thing put together, but I am very pleased with how many came. It was perfect. I really enjoyed having that time to hang out with youth.

Now I am waiting for Tim to come home from his meeting. Trying to decide if I should bake some delicious low-fat brownies or wash up some fresh strawberries. Maybe both?