Thursday, January 31, 2008


Graduation Day!

Last Days at RGBI

THis is the dinner a couple of nights before graudation. The first picture is Ramon and Angelica together a friend of Ramon's from venezuela who is also a student at the school. THe secone one is Pastor Pedro and Kathy Garcia who Ramon worked with our last 7 mths in Texas and people who we came to think of like family.

THe picture of the 4 men together were the people who were going to be graduation they were being prayed for. The other one is of Ramon, Mundo and Benji together. And finally that last one is of Ramon and Benji. Benji is the person who we will be working with in Panama.


I'm doing a Bible Study by Beth Moore called Jesus the ONe and ONly. Last night the video was talking about suffering and I found that kind of ironic because the one thing I have been noticing the last couple of weeks is how much suffering there is in this world. Thanks again to my friend Stephanie who reads other peoples blogs all the time she has made me aware of so many other people stories. ONe that I really encourage you all to go check out is they are going through some difficult situations right now and yet both of them have wonderful attitudes about it and are praising God. I don't know them and they don't know me but they could use our prayers right now.
It seems to me that we are surrounded in a world of suffering and pain and not on purpose by any of us we seem to forget about it. We tend to just stay in our comfort zones and forget about all the people who are out there going through difficult situations. We as a society and christians need to stay more aware. We might not be able to do anything personally for them but we can definantly use the most powerful weapon we have.. which is prayer. There are people out there who need all the prayers they can get.
Everyone out there who is going through a difficult situation and who knows Christ as there Saviour knows that Christ is in control but there is a comfort in knowing that thousand even just 1 or 2 are praying for you. I encourage all of you to pray for people that you don't know. Lift them up to the throne of Christ take them to the feet of the King, where better to leave them than with the person who has known them since the beginning of time?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Graduation Pics to Come Soon!

For my Uncle Wes

Dear Uncle Wes,

Even though you are no longer here with us we continue to think and talk about you daily. Right before you died I was able to have a few minutes alone with you and was able to tell you just what you meant to me. I'm not sure if you heard me or not so I just wanted to take a minute and write it here.

You and Aunt Sylvia are in my memories from the very first one. I remember coming to your house and climbing your tree or coming and sitting on your lap. My favorite memories are of the ones when we went on vacation together. I loved that motor home. The best part of the summer was that one week with the 2 of you when we were altogether. The saddest part of moving to venezuela was leaving the 2 of you behind. I know that I didn't tell you enough but I loved you. Even in your roughness I knew you loved me to. I won't forget you and I'll tell my kids all about you. THanks for being you thank you for loving me.
I know that your last days here were filled with pain and I'm so glad that you are finally at peace. So as you go on up there in the midst of perfection in the midst of our Saviour, I will keep treking on here waiting for the day when we'll see eachother again.
I love you and you are greatly missed!
THanks to my friend Stephanie she has made me aware of other people blogs. People who greatly need our prayers right now. Me and my children are now trying to pray for these people daily. One that had me in tears today was someone that I just read about on Stephanies blog (you can see her blog by clicking on ) It was about the Mathenia family. Her name was Amber Mathenia and she died last week from a car accident. She had 2 small children and a husband. Her and her family were missionaries in Ethiopia. Even though I have never met her I am deeply touched by what her friends and family had to say about her. Over and over again people said she loved the Lord in everything she did. My heart goes out to her family and my prayers to.
We need to live our lives as if we will not have another second. It seems that everywhere I look in this world anymore is pain and suffering. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming and yet at the same time you know pain and suffering are all part of our lives.
If i sound like i'm rambling i'm sorry. I'm not a good writer and yet there are times where I just need to do something with my thoughts or explode.
Sometimes life is overwhelming and yet we know God is still in control. My point is just remember to pray for the others out there don't become so wrapped up in our own lives (as painful as they may be at times) that we forget about all the others out there.

Monday, January 28, 2008


As I watched our home slowly get smaller my mind was thinking about "My girls"
My heart filled with sadness and my eyes filled with tears
These women were the reason I survived RGBI
THey were there with me through pregnancies, through hospital stays, through financial issues
They stayed up late with me, they ate icecream with me, they were on call whenever I needed them.
SO to you my 5 dear friends
Amy, Esther, Maudiene, Angi and Stephanie, I miss you guys!

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”

"A friend is someone who helps you up when you're down, and if they can't, they lay down beside you and listen.

Our 2 birthday boys

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller