Friday, March 21, 2014


I had a friend e-mail me recently with a request to see a picture of my "nice, round self"!  So, here I am!
Martha's Birthday Cupcakes
This time next Friday, I should be already at the hospital awaiting Phebe's arrival!  Martha and Ian are excited!  I don't think they realize how small Phebe will be - though I have make it a point to show them "tiny babies" when we see them.  They have both been bringing different toys and telling me, "This is for Phebe!"  I love the generosity springing from their hearts.  It makes it hard for me to tell them that Phebe won't be playing with that toy for a while!  So, I just tell them to save it, and when Phebe's a little bigger, they'll be able to play with her with that toy!
Martha's 5th Birthday
 Martha requested "Ladybug Cupcakes" for her birthday this year.  Thankfully there is another missionary wife here who is an expert in all things related to cakes and cupcakes!  I asked her if she would be willing to make the cupcakes for Martha's birthday.  She was, and Martha was delighted!  It was a joy to watch her decide who she would share her cupcakes with!  What a blessing to see that giving spirit shining through!

Ian at the Post Office
I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but the ladies at the Post Office LOVE my children!  My children will go back to the States thinking it is normal to go behind the counter and help out!  I am so grateful for the goodness of these ladies in the lives of my children!  Martha and Ian think it's the greatest thing ever to go with Daddy to the Post Office and visit "Hermana Nora."  (Then again, the REAL attraction may be the play area at the KFC that gets visited after the trip to the P.O.!)  We have given tracts to Nora and prayed for her since we met her.  Matt learned recently that she is already saved!
What a joy it is to serve the Lord!  It is also a joy to teach my children the value and importance of having a good testimony everywhere we go.  We had gotten in the habit of saying, "Señora Nora" (Mrs. Nora) because we didn't know if she was saved, but now we get to call her, "Hermana Nora" (Sister-in-Christ Nora) because we know she is saved.  When the kids expressed confusion over the name change, we were able to explain that Hermana Nora had given a clear testimony of her salvation.  We also explained that because Jesus helped us to have a good testimony before her, we were able to learn of her salvation!


  1. I'll be praying for you and Phebe next Friday! :-) What sweet children you have. I love to see posts of children serving alongside their parents!

  2. かわいい cute ;) I think the cupcakes are awesome. I would like to make some like that sometime ;) love you all! Victoria

  3. Aww, the cupcakes are adorable!!!!! :) I will be praying for the arrival of the new little one.

  4. I am praying for you and Pheobe!