"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not LOVE, it profits me nothing."

~1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Saturday, November 1, 2014

But He Gives More Grace: Saying Good-bye To Our Friends In Matara As We Prepare To Visit Friends & Family In The States

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
~James 4:6-10

























Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun Times In Matara & With The Girls In Belen

On The Way To Matara
We were praying this sweet man would not fall out -
as he is asleep in the back of this truck...

heading up the curvy mountain. 


GOOD TIMES IN MATARA










VISITING THE GRAND FIESTA IN THE ORPHANAGE
Many In The Community Helping To Surprise The 
Girls & Bring Them Many Surprises











“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.”

~Psalm 127: 3

Monday, October 20, 2014

Señora Zoraida...The Woman Who Hears The Lord

Words cannot fully describe how much this sweet lady has impacted my life over the last three years while living in Peru. Señora Zoraida, I will be forever grateful for our friendship. Thank you for teaching me the important things in life: how important time is with the Lord each day, how to slow down and laugh a little more, how to crochet, cook, and stop to spend a little extra time with our loved ones (the precious time that we have with our children) or doing whatever it takes to help others in need. Thank you, God, for each day that You have given me with her and her sweet family in the village of Matara. Thank you, Zoraida, for always faithfully serving and following the Lord. May God bless you with many more years here on this earth- bringing glory to Him!

The Woman Who Fears the Lord
Proverbs 31:10-31

An excellent wife who can find?
    She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
    and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
    all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
    and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
    she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
    and provides food for her household
    and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
    with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
    and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
    Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
    and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
    and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
    for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
    her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
    when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
    she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
    and let her works praise her in the gates.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Because I live, you also will live...

An Afternoon With The Girls In Belen
(visiting the all girls children's home)

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
~John 14:18-21


THANK YOU TO SO MANY IN THE 
STATES FOR HELPING TO PROVIDE 
CLOTHES FOR THE GIRLS...


THEY WERE SO EXCITED AND 
THANKFUL FOR NEW CLOTHES!
Showing Off Their New Items
Thank You, Lord, For All The Many Blessings
All Smiles As He Received His New
"Carolina Blue" - North Carolina Hat
Autumn Drawing With The Girls
Always Loving Getting Their Nails Done 
Please Pray For The Young Girls Who
Have Their Babies In The Home
 
Getting Ready For Play-Time
The Girls Love Playing Volleyball
River Helping To Take Care of the Baby
Teaching The Girls Bible Stories &
About God's Amazing Love
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AFTERNOON TREAT FOR OUR KIDS
SO THANKFUL FOR THE 
CHOCOLATE-CHIPS SENT FROM "NANA"






Thank You, Nana!
WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE
TO SEE YOU SOON!

Love ~ River, Lake, Sailor & Autumn