Good Morning! This photo of our family was taken at the Calvary Chapel South East Pastor's Conference in Merritt Island FL this last week. The conference, which Danny was able to attend with us, was awesome! It blessed our family immensely. Unfortunately Pastor Chuck couldn't make it in person. He did however speak via the internet. Dan and I will be in the DR from tonight until Feb 3. We are going to assist the Niesen family as the close Agape Flights Santo Domingo Mission house. Please pray for the Niesens, our family and Agape Flights during this time of transition. We will be leaving Jack in FL during this trip...Thanks to the Dolby family for welcoming him into your home...we appreciate it! Jack, We will miss you and we are so blessed by the young man you are! Our family's relocating to the mission field will be after Jack finishes this school year. I will post a longer post about this later. God bless!
Well, it is Friday and we are preparing for the whirlwind activities of the next few weeks. Tomorrow we will be picking up Danny, Sunday we will depart for the Pastors conference at Merritt Island, and next Saturday we will depart for the Dominican Republic. Kate and I are looking to the Lord during this time to renew our vision and purpose in ministry. Please pray for Wisdom and courage as we accept His Will for our family.
Well, the cold front has finally arrived. Temps are dropping out of the 70's and it is raining pretty hard. Sharon, Dan's mom, left this morning. We had a great visit with her. Jack is visiting Wycliffe Bible Translators in Orlando today. We are getting excited about Danny's arrival this weekend. Pray for him, he believes that his wisdom teeth are coming in(ouch!)
The early morning hours on Thursday found Dan and I in the Emergency room. Around 4 in the morning Dan awoke with some pretty severe pain and some nausea and vomitting, after trying to tough it out for almost 2 hours he could take no more. When we got to the hospital they put an IV access in and gave him a liter bolus of fluids and some pain medicines. Because he was so young (in Venice Florida, where the median age is 65, 40 is considered young) and 80% of kidney stones pass without surgical intervention the MD opted to not take a CT scan. Dan started to feel better and he was sent home with a few parting gifts (a prescription, a urinal, a strainer and a specimen jar). Then around 4:30 pm I picked up Dan's Mom from the Fort Myers airport. I call her the incredible shrinking Grandma because every time I see her there is less of her (almost 100 lbs less!).I will take some photos of Sharron (not the stones) this weekend and post them.