Seems as if I have used this title for my Mom
and Warren's Mom before. These two don't
let any grass grow under their feet!
|On a trip out west a couple of years ago.|
|A trail ride...Mom was glad for lessons on horseback before she left.|
A little over four years ago when Mom got her
dog, Bear, she was concerned that this would
limit her ability to go on mission trips. We assured
her that we would gladly take care of Bear so she
could still travel. She has taken us up on this and
we are glad of that.
|On a medical mission trip to El Salvador.|
On a camel!
I can only imagine what our Dads must
think if they can see this from Heaven.
|Not positive but this was probably Masada.|
However, even I was surprised to receive a call last
Friday telling me that Mom was leaving before the
New Year to go to Peru! For three weeks!
Not just to the cities of Peru but up in the Andes
mountains where they will drive as far as they can
and hike the rest of the way in to the villages.
Villages where there is just one water source
and one spigot. Villages where your toilet is
a hole in the ground. Where children die from
hypothermia every year and life is
This is where my Mom is headed.
To work with children.
Precious children who need to hear
about the love of Jesus.
With their poor survival rate one could
probably assume that some they meet on
this trip will not make it through the next winter.
They need to know the good news!
That they have a Savior.
One who died for their sins.
Mom is anxious to share this important
message with them.
Not just my Mom.
She is taking Warren's Mom too.
The organizer of the trip is so
thrilled to have a nurse joining
them.....Georgia will work with
the people to share basic hygiene.
She will show them how to brush their
teeth, keep their hands clean and other
basic health skills.
Imagine if you lived with one source
of water for your neighborhood.
How often would you go and wash
But it is still important if they are to
live healthy lives.
You can pray for Mom and Georgia
as they go....
both ladies have some health issues
that are of concern.
Going to that elevation is very hard on
even the young....
and these ladies are no spring chickens!
(Ha! I had to write that...they read here.)
We will do our part here by taking care of
their houses and pets. Jonathan will get to
see what it is like to live somewhere else for
three weeks as he house sits for them.
While they are gone
Mikey will move out.
He will begin his Professional Gardener's
Program at Longwood Gardens.
The weeks coming up are going to be
intense....I am holding on!
He wouldn't mind your prayers either.
The challenges ahead are very real.
I think he will do just fine but it will
be a very interesting time of adjustment.
But back to our Moms, I am, oh, so proud of them
for following the calling in their lives.
They are ever ready to serve and share
their love of Christ!