December 3, 2010
Long Overdue Update... Back in PY
Oh, my, it's been a L-O-N-G time since I've blogged! This one is long overdue. We are now back in Paraguay, leaving South Carolina this past cold, rainy Tuesday, and landing in Paraguay in the blazing heat on Wednesday. We're getting unpacked a little at a time and settling back into routine.
Our trip was incredible, traveling all over SC to visit churches, friends, and family. We were also able to participate in a youth retreat, a couples' retreat, a middle school career day, a Kenneth Copeland conference, the girls' old homeschool co-op and their buddies from playgroup, and an Operation Christmas Child shoebox rally. We were glad to be there for our god-daughter Julia's 5th birthday party (even if we stood out sorely in the room full of other 5-year-olds), my mom's birthday, Thanksgiving, and a whole lot of other great get-togethers. It was a fully packed two months, but we were reminded of how blessed we are to have such a supportive group of friends and family praying for us and encouraging us from across the world.
We were glad to be received warmly back to Paraguay and find our friends here doing well. We've already been treated to a traditional asado with mandioca (grilling out with yucca root on the side), and caught the kindergarten and 6th grade graduation at the school where we have Friday Bible study.
Today was Ken's appointment with the heart surgeon. He has scheduled some tests for next week, and the plan is to enter the hospital on Monday, the 13th for the heart cath, then surgery that next day, Tuesday the 14th. Again, your prayers are appreciated at this time for the whole family, but especially for Ken.
Thanks to all of you who welcomed us in the US and treated us so well, and we look forward to keeping you posted on what God's up to in Paraguay. God bless!