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!


  1. Welcome back home!!! So good to hear about your successful home visit and that you're settling nicely back into PY routines! Boy, we will certainly be praying for Ken--and you and the girls too. When you have time, check out our blog to see what we've been up to! Have a nice day!!!

  2. we will be praying for Ken. Glad you are safely back in PY. have a wonderful holiday season. maybe we will cross paths again this coming year.

  3. It's so great to hear how God covered you while you were on the road. We're so glad you're back and we will definitely be lifting Ken in our prayers as he prepares for the 14th!


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