Friday, November 13, 2009

Musings from the Field

"Joyful the Clown"

The Mickey Mouse cake I made.

The happy birthday girl

Not much is new to report, but this is what has been going on, from my perspective on the field.

October 31st we celebrated Leanna's much anticipated 7th birthday with a small party of girlfriends. We had a Mickey Mouse theme, and everyone had a great time, especially Leanna!

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving, and have invited our German missionary friends to celebrate it-- "American style" with us. We are truly thankful for such good friends here on the field. They have been such an encouragement to us, and Rudy has been a faithful coworker in the gospel with Doug.

The big countdown is on for the arrival of our daughter Jenny, who will be visiting for three weeks in December. We haven't seen her for over a year and a half, and are all looking forward seeing her again. We will also get to meet her boyfriend from Bible college, Michael. Doug figures it is high time we get to know this young man and put him to the test!! Kidding aside, we are really looking forward to spending time with both of them.

Last Sunday we were blessed to meet a missionary/pastor and his family from Ireland who visited our church--it is so nice to meet people from all over the world who have the same Lord, Bible, and see how God is working on different mission fields.

Two men in our church have gotten jobs, which is a tremendous blessing and answer to prayer. In this time of "crisis" where unemployment in the Canary Islands is estimated at above 25% you start to think it is nearly impossible for someone to find employment--and yet we know that with God all things are possible! Praise the Lord for His provision. We are praying that the U.S dollar would recover some strength against the Euro, because currently we are losing a great amount every time we change our dollars to Euros. It would be nice to see the dollar go in the opposite direction for a change! I would like to be optimistic, but judging by the direction our country is heading, it doesn't look good--especially if the current trend of spending money that we as a nation don't have doesn't stop. Well, enough of that.......until next time, sending God's blessings from the Canary Islands.

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