Friday, August 29, 2008


Trust, patience, faith...these are the words we are living in,...hmmm...or should I say, trying to live in!! We are still waiting on Jeff's contract, which was supposed to be finalized in time for us to leave on Sept. 1st. Well, seeing as the 1st is Monday, we don't have tickets yet and our bags are only half packed...looks like we wait. We are fervently praying that Jeff gets his contract so we can possibly leave by the 8th or 15th of Sept. We are also praying for a miracle in ticket prices too!! Life has been a whirlwind this last month and we've all been feeling the stress and strain of preparing to leave. At the dinner table the other day F was falling asleep while she was eating pizza! It was only 6:30 and she asked to go to bed!! I feel incredibly weak and have found myself laid out before God, so in need of His grace, His reassuring love, His perspective, and His strength to get through each new day and each hurdle.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Did I mention that we would LOVE some more visitors!!!!!!!!!! We'll be in Uganda until March and it sounds like we may have 2 visitors so far!! I can't tell you how happy that makes me!! So... that's the scoop on this end!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Moving and moving forward

Did I mention that we are moving to Uganda for 6 months? I meant to share our news quite awhile ago but with summer flying bye and now Ruth's sudden death, I've managed to leave out our most exciting news! We are going to UGANDA for 6-7 months!!! We are still waiting on my husbands contract to be finalized for the exact departure date, but the plan is to leave the first of Sept. I've never spent so much time on the phone with insurance agencies, pharmacies, Colorado vital records, health dept's, passport agencies, dentists, and doctors. It's taken me 3 and 1/2 weeks just to get malaria meds for our family! How does one prepare for 6 months? I felt like I was doing pretty good at the beginning of August. I started packing up our house and was feeling on top of things. Then all of a sudden, we are 2 weeks from leaving and I have zero bags packed. I think I'll be bumping up my caffeine intake that's for sure!

We have been in contact with Arthur, Ruth's husband, and others involved with Bethesda Int'l and it looks like they are going to move forward with their ministry to orphans in Uganda. There is much to sort out within the organization so please continue to be praying for wisdom, discernment and patience for everyone at Bethesda Int'l. Please continue to pray for all the children who lost a mother, a care taker, a mentor, and a friend with Ruth's passing.

Some fun pics from our road trip to Michigan to visit family..

Great grand kids with Great Grandma Thieme!!

Great Grandpa Weber & Grandma Eleanor with the kiddos!!!

ALL THE COUSINS together- (technically 2nd cousins?)

HANGING WITH GRANDPA & being silly!!