Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Got an email from Angie very early this morning around 2am MDT (11am local time).

"Long flight. Long wait for Visa's. Long wait for luggage and a "clown van"...15 of us in an 11 passenger van. Luggage on top of us and on top of the van. Driving here is a lot like in China.
The group is really nice. Almost know everyone now. Heading out in about 30 minutes to that orphanage that needs a lot of help. Which means I get to drop 50 pounds of donations! Yeah!
I still don't think it has hit me where I am. Not sure when that will happen."

While we were at church this morning, got another email from Angie, around Noon MDT (9pm local time).

"Wireless is not working. Guess everyone here checks email on Sunday's. Maybe tomorrow I'll send pictures. Fixed up an orphanage today. Fed babies, bathed them all, cleaned the closets and bathrooms and cleaned some more. That, after being up on the 12 hour flight from DC to Addis Ababa and arriving here at 8am to "hit the ground running". I'm exhausted. I can't even count how many hours I've been awake! (Kyle guesses it is about 30 hours). Going to go to sleep now. Love to the kids."

While Mom was tending to the orphans, Dad was tending to the home flock. A little bit of homework in the morning and then it was off to church for the Mother's Day service. After church, it was lunch, more homework, mowing, and crafts.
Here is Corey working on his Tennessee state project.

And here is Chelsea and Miranda working on their "Mom Countdown to Come Home" and "Welcome Home signs".

No pictures of Jared mowing, but he did get it done before it rained. Oh, by the way, it was 54 degrees today....brrrr!

Dinner and a movie capped off the evening.

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