Sorry to have not posted for so long and then posting so many things. We honestly have not had internet for about 4 weeks and on top of that, this past week we moved. We only moved about 10 minutes from our old home and are still in our same city doing church planting, but a missionary couple left the field so instead of renting a home they had us move to a mission-owned home.We’d love for you to visit one day for a mission trip!!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Since moving to Africa, I have to say I have really had to learn to cook. I have had much help from friends here learning to cook from scratch and experimenting on recipes found in some of my books or online. Recently, I was craving some yummy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts so I tried make some. They did not turn out so bad, but they did take a whole lot of time work. Here’s the link to the recipe in case you would like to try it out or just think of me the next time you eat a Krispy Kreme chocolate frosted HOT doughnut http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/02/homemade-glazed-doughnuts/
Below are some shots of the progress :)
We had a great time this Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Savior. As Taylor is getting older, she actually understands what that Easter is about Jesus dying on the cross to pay for our sins, being buried, and rising again on the third day. We also celebrated by coloring eggs and hiding eggs which is fun to :)
Taylor (and Bradyn) coloring eggs our brown eggs
Aunt Sara gave these snowman glasses to Taylor when she was here for Christmas. Taylor still wears them all them time and coloring easter eggs was no exception.
Easter morning all of Taylor’s eggs were hidden and had candy inside of them. She enjoyed finding and eating all she could.
Above is the “Resurrections Eggs” that we did. If you have never done them, you should consider it next year with your kids. So fun!
We celebrated Easter evening with the Warner family. Riley and Bradyn had fun together and then Taylor and the boys hid and searched for easter eggs.
Also, in Botswana, we have an annual Easter Rally lasting 3 days that all of the Baptist folks attend. This year it was held about 3 hours away from us in Radisele. It was a great time of worship with baptist believers from all over the country. Below are the tents where everything was held.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
April 13-19 we were able to travel to Tshipise, South Africa, for our annual meeting with other missionaries in our cluster from Zambia, Lesotho, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. It was such a sweet time of spiritual refreshing that is much needed for both the adults and the children. We had a volunteer team come from Highland Terrace Baptist Church in Greenville, TX and they blessed all of us so much. Their pastor and worship leader came and shared with the adults while 12 other volunteers came and did VBS with our children. They did an amazing job with the “Big Apple Adventure” VBS program and Taylor could not wait to go to “school” every day.
One day they dressed up as the statue of Liberty
Getting ready for their program for the adults
Singing and dancing to their VBS songs
They taught the kids how to share the gospel message through the Evangecube. This is Melody and she is 4 years old and she along with the other kids learned to share the message of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection…it was amazing. Never underestimate what your kids can learn and do.
Recently Taylor was invited to a birthday party for one of her friends, Junior, from church. She had a great time! It’s interesting to note how things are done differently here. One huge difference is that the one celebrating his/her birthday does not get to open their open presents. They appoint someone to open all of their presents for them and you clap after each present. It really was fun and we enjoyed being a part of Junior’s big day.
The party was held at one of our only fast food restaurants called “Wimpy”
Watching the presents being opened by Junior’s cousin and sister