It has been such an emotional week this week. A busy week too! Jake and I were blessed to do the Missions time at our church's Vacation Bible School. We had a lot of fun with the kiddos this week getting Submerged and "finding Truth below the surface" and also taking them a little deeper (pun intended) into the lives of the children at CSC and the Philippines. We didn't know if we would be able to fill the 20 minute slots for 5 days in a row. That is a lot of information! The truth is, we had more we wanted to share but ran out of time. It was really fun to re-visit the pictures we took of our trip in March (see slide show of pictures here: https://youtu.be/-_sURX1zXCc) and also share some stories of the kids from where they have come from to where they are now. I still get teary eyed when thinking about them. I am guessing I will until we get on the ground in Cebu :) With that, we were also the recipients of the offerings brought in by the children over the coarse of the week. Holy Moly. God moved this week in the hearts of the children and the adults helping with VBS. THANK YOU to those of you who gave in the offering this week (and THANK YOU to those of you who have supported us prior to that as well!) My Facebook status on Friday said I was at a loss for words. The truth is, I still don't know what to say. I don't think there is anything else to say but Praise God! God has blessed us so much with so many beautiful and generous people in our lives. We are grateful for each and every person who has decided to come along side of us and support us on this mission whether prayerfully, financially, and/or encouraging us with their words. You will never know how much you all truly mean to Jake and I and our family, Thank you.
We also got the opportunity to share what has led us to the decision of packing up and choosing to move our family to the Philippines after church this morning. We had an hour to scratch the surface of how God is working in our lives to get us to the Philippines. Thank you to those who made it out and listened to part of our story. There is much much more to the story, and more to come. I hope that it comes out in writing sometime soon. Until then, keep praying, keep giving, and keep praising God from whom all blessings flow! God Bless!!
Some pictures of our
kiddos singing and enjoying their week at VBS.
Thank you Edmon and Mae for being great sports and being the faces of the Boys vs. Girls offering competition!!
The girls won, so Edmon gets to enjoy his pie before lunch :)
Still smiling :)