Monthly Archives: September 2010

Day 5 Peru! Jeff did his own captions!

YEAH!!!

Jeff has done my reporting job for me! He did the captions of the pictures—before he sent them to me! GREAT JOB Precious Man! (Same man as “Sweet Man”–he’s just REALLY precious to me!)

They are really good. He takes you on a little “work journey” to see how they moved some bricks… you will like this!

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It looks like he’s gonna start you out with his lunch though. They are getting fed VERY well from what I have heard…and no one looks hungry.

Thank you to WHOEVER took the picture of my darlin’ man! It was really good to get to see him today on here!

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Day FOUR.

Okay people. These guys are a bit tired…you can tell by those that fell asleep on the way back to the hotel from the job site. Who can blame them? I know they are working hard–and long every day. God bless them ALL!

Jeff added some descriptions to some of the photos, I added some as well. He will clarify any mistakes when he gets home. I try and remember all that he tells me (Since I’m not the blog-reporter on site. THANK YOU MARCELLA for posting signs in your yard rallying for me to win! That’s a little joke. Don’t say very little.)

Thank you to all my blog readers for praying for these guys. I have a friend, Denise in Tennessee who is faithfully praying for these awesome guys every single morning! Thank you Denise!

Okay guys! Let’s get on with the next day’s work! LOOKS like much progress is being made.

Oh, by the way, someone asked me at church about the floor being held up by the “pole trees”. That is not permanent. They will work in that area next. The local church members, not our guys.

Hey Marcella—they have a toilet on site that FLUSHES. Tell Krystal. She would want to know if the toilet got a “blessing”. If you went to Honduras, you will know what I mean by that! Our toilet on our site did not flush. Nope.

Okay. Enough chit-chat. Look at the photos. You can tell I am a bit tired, my writing is the pits. Sorry. Will do better.

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Sunday in Peru!

They had a wonderful day today! A bit cooler–but very good!

Jeff said that Brandon Spencer preached a powerful message! They had a good crowd there at church–and wonderful fellowship with the people. Very friendly–awesome spirit among them all.

You can tell from the pictures on the beach that the guys enjoyed themselves. I didn’t see anyone swimming….must be the temp.

IF I WERE THERE—I WOULD BE TELLING YOU ALL MUCH MORE OF THE HAPPENINGS. PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR THOMAS MOORE AND HAVE HIM PICK ME AS THE MISSIONS BLOG-REPORTER. AS A MATTER OF FACT–FOR THOSE OF YOU ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE…FACEBOOK HIM A NOTE. JUST LIKE YOU DID THE WALMART NOTES. I DON’T THINK ANYONE IS RUNNING AGAINST ME.

PUT MY SIGN IN YOUR YARD THOUGH–JUST IN CASE.
 (y’all from here do know I’m joking–right?)

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Saturday with Us!

Okay. This is a BIG TIME first.

Get in the truck with me and Aimee and hit the road for Milton, FL. But first we will stop off in Bonifay and pick up Mother. (First time we had to wait on her! We were EARLY!)

But that’s not the BIG TIME FIRST.

The big time first is the fact that I’m letting you ride! I think we will all fit. I’m a truck lover. I don’t get to drive it everyday–since it is Jeff’s and all…but since the fellow is busy “missionarian” in a far away place–I’m taking liberties. 70 mph liberty. (ONLY on the interstate.)

Buckle up!

As you go through the slide show–I have set it NOT on auto play. It will begin when YOU say so.

Aimee and I left around 7ish to get Mother (knowing we had to make a gift pit-stop for a card for a grandson’s birthday) and we “waited” patiently on getting our coffee. Patiently.

After we are all settled in the truck we set out. Oooh. Almost forgot. Aimee prayed first–then I prayed–and asked the LORD to give us a surprise today–I told Him we would be looking–with our eyes and hearts wide open for whatever it would be. He does not disappoint.

We made our first stop at the grand kids. Visiting with daughter and children was most fun–but we didn’t stay long! Get yourself BACK in the truck! We have stuff to DO!

I check my watch as we enter the most delightful antique store! Almost lunch. Didn’t I JUST read a sign that said “Piano Dining”? Or something like that! Anyway, we file in. My eyes are peeled for the “treasure” that I know God will surprise us with!

The FIRST items we saw–AT the door we came in no less–were these darling bunnies!

I thought–THAT was the surprise! Since, if you know us, and knew our sister, Wanda, then you knew she collected bunny rabbits! However; this, I soon learned, was not the surprise.

Fast forward to browsing the the entire store and then deciding this was a great place to settle in for lunch. As we wandered up to the front area of the incredible establishment, we happened to see the baby grand piano about the same time as a man and his young daughter were wandering over.

I got Aimee to pose by the piano and took her picture–she did the same for me. We are odd like that. Taking odd pictures at odd times. But that’s us. A bit odd. 🙂 (smiling big)

As the man walked over and made a comment about us playing the piano I quickly said–“oh I don’t play–do you?”

“A little” was his reply.

“By all means, play us something”! (I am rather bossy at times)

As he sat down and struck a few notes on the shiny black and white keys, I felt a flutter–this was no “a little” pianist. He could play. Really play.

Aimee asked him quickly after he started playing something I recognized as an old country western song if he could play “Amazing Grace”.

Oh mercy. If you could have heard that. Sent a chill bump of heaven washing over my skin. He only played a little of it–I think he felt it too. We applauded. There were other guests in the restaurant by this time and they joined in the clapping of happy hands at the wonderful music that this “true musician” brought forth from the large black box of strings and keys.

I felt immediately as I sat enjoying the sounds, there is much to this man’s story. We enjoyed the melodies–recognizing all of the old tunes of  country music past. As he got up, he and his daughter, Cameron Aubrey stopped and we talked briefly with her as she told us what her plans was for the day–it was evident she was very happy about spending some “daughter-daddy” time.   As we told him thank you, I felt an immediate stirring. There was something I was to do.

“But what if he thinks I’m crazy Lord?” Why do I wrestle with that? That should not be a concern when the Father hands out an instruction!  Yet, still I seem to struggle with that!

I heard the door in the back of the building open as their voices trailed out. I got up in a hurry, grabbed one of my cards and rushed to the back entrance where they had just exited. He was already rounding the corner and I did the country girl thing. I hollered.

“Hey wait!”

He turned around and then came up to the edge of the porch where I was standing, his little girl close beside him. I looked him square in the face and said this:

“Every time my mother and sister have a day “out” we always give it to God. We prayed this morning and told the Lord we would be looking for a surprise from Him today. You were that surprise. Your music was incredible. A gift. Thank you for playing for us.”

I wanted to cry at that point, but reigned it in. There was much in his life I felt in my heart. He told me of his parents and his heritage of Gospel Music. I knew. God also knows. 

I almost felt as if I were looking into the eyes of a one-time Prodigal.  Being one myself–I can recognize them sometimes.  Where we are, where we’ve been–and where we are headed God alone knows the full picture.

Friends, I don’t know about you today–but my heart continually seeks Him. What can I do for Him today?–and What is He trying to show me? and Are my eyes focusing on the present? –Or, perhaps too busy either looking at the past–or worrying about the future.

Where are you today? Do you feel lost? Lonely? Friendless?

Let me tell you of the One who is ALWAYS there. Always. Never leaves our side–paints a sunrise and sunset for you every-single-day. Blows on the leaves and makes them rustle in the trees. All that for you. And me.

Never doubt His love. He walked up a long -hard- difficult hill for us. And I for one will be forever grateful.

“Long before God laid down earth’s foundations, He had me in mind, had settled on me as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt me into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted me to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.” Ephesians 1:4-6 (THE MESSAGE)

The “me” in that passages represents YOU. Isn’t it wonderful to be loved like that!

A surprise is waiting for you too.

Are you looking?

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By the way, I received permission from Mr. Kenny McGhee for this posting!  I hope you enjoyed going with us!  We loved having  you along!  What fun!!

AND if you are one of the ones signed up and paid up for the Sisters Retreat next month–this is a sampling of our fun! 😉

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Day 2-Peru!

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[REMEMBER if the slide show is too fast, click on it and it will take you straight to the page they are loaded on)

Today–much work was done. These guys are tired! Jeff said they have been fed very well by the church ladies!

Tomorrow they will be in church service with the people they are working with in the afternoon and evening. Continue in prayer for the men–I imagine they will have some interesting things to tell us when they get home. I wouldn’t want to spoil any of their “sharing enjoyment”. Pray for them. God is faithful–and what they experience there this week will impact them for the future work that God plans for many of them.

(If I’m not making much sense—I am a bit tired. I spent the day with mother and Aimee–and the LORD gave us a sweet surprise. I will tell you about it later tomorrow. Must get sleep now. 🙂

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Whispers in the petals…

This is not a rose…by any name.  But it looks like it could “smell” as sweet.  Have you ever seen anything that looked promising…but have the promise bite?

We probably all have.  One thing you must know…His promises carry nothing but a sweetness of facts.  Nothing amiss–all is well to the soul who trusts fully in Him.  His promises are secure–written down forever here in the Word–and in glory!

Can you hear Him whisper in the petals of a flower?  I can.  Even in the death of a flower–there is yet life.  When this bloom falls withered to the ground, there is yet life in the plant.

Lean in and listen close to His voice.  He’s speaking ever so softly–only those real intent on hearing His voice will know His Words.

I’m leaning–and learning as I go–He is ever faithful.

Giving Him All….

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Straight from Mirones Bajo, Peru

Wish I could say I was “there” —but I’m not.  But my source is keeping me updated with all the latest news and information so I can do the same HERE for you!

Did I tell you I wanted to be a blog-Missions-Reporter? 🙂

Day 1–These guys have worked hard today.  They were greeted at the site this morning by the amazing and kind people of the church, who welcomed them in the most unique way—in song!

I thought that was just the neatest–sweetest gesture! 

Just for a few details, they are laying brick–some experienced, some learning–all working very hard!

The men that were hired to help (from Peru) mixed the mud for the brick layers.  They were glad when our guys took a lunch break!  To keep this many guys in mud–they had to mix A LOT of dirt. 🙂

Below is the slide show of the day’s events.  You will see some familiar faces.  Pray for these guys whether you recognize them or not.  They are doing hard work–and need to stay healthy!  They need strength–and they need the weather to cooperate!

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Jeff said the people are very friendly and appreciative of the work our men are there to do. All smiles all around! [AS LAST TIME, IF THE SLIDE SHOW GOES TOO FAST, CLICK ON IT AND IT WILL TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE PAGE THEY ARE LOADED ON. YOU CAN THEN VIEW THEM BY CLICKING ON THE FIRST ONE AND THEN USE THE ARROWS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE]

Thank you LORD for safety getting there–and for strength and speed to complete the work YOU have placed before them! We give You all the praise and glory for all that is accomplished in this place of worship–and everywhere their feet step–we claim for YOU! In Jesus name, Amen!

© The Knightly News 2007-2010