Our family traveled this weekend and stayed with a very special family for two nights. They offered to host us and from the moment we walked in their door on Friday night we were welcomed with open arms. It is no easy thing to host a family whom you’ve never met with four little kids. The kids immediately dove into the totes of toys they had waiting for them and spent every free moment playing with little playmoblie people in a four story play house they had.
They spoiled us rotten with delicious meals, gifted us with boxes of classic books and school supplies, loaned us their GPS for the rest of our time here in Canada and listened patiently as we rambled on and on about ourselves ad nauseum.
After we got back home tonight the girls discovered a bag of playmobile people and furniture that they sent home with us.
“They are sooooooooooooooooooo sweet!” Winnie exclaimed over and over. “I want to be like that,” she said.
So do I, Winnie. So do I.
It has been awhile since I’ve posted an update about our training. It is hard to believe, but we are almost finished! Our graduation is on Saturday, May 30th.
The last few weeks have been spent writing cultural papers on the village simulation class we were involved in. Right now we are having a four day refresher on Church Planting. Our trainers who taught us all last year are taking turns bringing the big picture of what this is all about to the forefront of our minds once more before we all part ways.
In the next two weeks we will be making ministry presentations to our classmates. It will be good practice for future use and will also be a chance to experience all the nervousness involved in doing such things!
It has been such a joy and privilege to spend these last two years here at the training center. I feel so blessed to have met so many precious people who have impacted my life in incredible ways.
This week is a busy one! Tuesday through Thursday were spent up at Graphite for the year end retreat for the Bible College. It was fun to relax a little and let the students play with the kids. Thanks guys, if any of you read this. 🙂
Tonight is Dennis’ graduation banquet at Heritage Seminary. The graduation itself is tomorrow, but we can’t make it. So we plan to go tonight and take the baby with us. Our sitter for the evening got sick, but thankfully the Lord has provided some friends to watch the girls. It looks like it will be a late night.
Tomorrow is KLBC graduation. I don’t know when we’ve experienced a more hectic semester than this last one. In many ways the graduation is bitter-sweet for us as well as the students. We are so relieved to have the frenzy of the school year over (both college and seminary studies) but at the same time we realize that this is our last KLBC graduation and that many things will be changing in the next few months. Many of you already know our plans for next fall, and if you don’t I will undoubtedly be blogging about it soon.
Enjoy the pics! This last one is for you Mom VE- Squeaky opening her birthday present from you, right after we talked to you on the phone.