Monday, January 11, 2010
What a great year this is shaping up to be! I know we are only 11 days in - but hey...gotta be optimistic!
We had a great time at Disneyland on Friday - it was the boys second time going. We went with my mom, Chloe, Megan, Trudi and Mari. The kids were 3 and 4 last time we got to go and now being old and wise at ages 5 and 6 they had a super time! They braved many of the roller coasters
(and mom did too) and had a blast. We were there 13 hours and not one melt down! It helps tremendously that we are allowed a special pass that allows us to get right on the rides! We waited longer in lines for our meals than we did to ride any given ride! The boys can't wait to go again...Turner did not care for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and wishes to do without that one in the future!
Sunday Trenton and I had our second Mission Trip Training and we are happy to report that we were able to turn in our deposit money! We got more than the required $1000 and now need to raise $4000 by March. We have a small head start on that goal which makes me so happy! We got our trip assignments last night and we will be traveling on the second team July 8th to the 23rd. We couldn't be more pleased with our team! It is so exciting! We now have to get passports and raise money for our immunizations which are very costly. Pray for our fund raising efforts! We are busy brainstorming now to find a way to raise the over $6000 more that we need! Email me with any ideas you have!
If you wish to help support us - make a check out to SADDLEBACK CHURCH and mail it to us at:
28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste 7-348
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! Dollars add up! We need all the help we can get!
Trenton and I are leaders of a Kids Small Group on Wednesday nights - we teach Class 101, How to Know Jesus. I am so pleased that 5 of our kids are going to be baptized! We just had Baptism Class on Wednesday and we had over 200 kiddos attend class and 125 that are ready to Baptized for the first time! WOW! Praise God! It is such a special moment - I can't wait to be there and witness this!
My goal is to get in shape for RWANDA and try to lose 1 pound a week until we go. I am already down 4 pounds - so wish me luck and say some prayers for my endurance! I do not relish exercise!
Have a great day - I am off to do some fund raising! I am so excited to go to Africa!