Monday, September 28, 2009

Woodard's are back

This last week we had the bitter sweet chance to hang out with Joel, Amy, Abigail, and Elijah Woodard. God has led them to come home after 7 years of serving in Slovenia. I have to admit that we were really looking forward to working with them and learning from their years of experience but it was good to see them even if its here and not over in SLO.

Thanks for serving Woodard's!!!

7 Months Old

Our sweet baby girl turned 7 months on the 20th. So, we had our monthly photo shoot. The wind was blowing like crazy and she has recently found her tongue. . . as you'll see below.

We had a hard time getting her to look at the camera.

And she often gets this pensive look


She's so expressive! I think she gets this from her dad! ;-)

She's not looking at the camera, but she often does this look.

Oh, how I love our expressive baby girl!

Monday, September 07, 2009

SLO chicks BBQ

On Thursday Sharon and I got a call from Christina Stanton, who was a missionary in Slovenia and an old friend from Multnomah Bible College. She wanted to know if we wanted to drive down to Salem to hang out with her, Anna Stepanian, Anna's friend David, and 3 Slovene girls who are in town. They (Barbera, Palona, and Mija) are some girls that Christina got to mentor while in SLO and will probably be in the university ministry we'll be starting soon. They were going to cook a traditional dinner so we didn't have to think very long about accepting their invitation.

It was a fun evening of hanging out while catching up with old friends and getting to know 3 new friends. Dinner was (of course) amazing as they prepared chivap, which in its essence is a blend of tastiness concealed in a sausage like treat. During dinner we got to hear how each of the girls got to know Jesus. It was powerful to listen to them talk about meeting someone who followed Jesus and how they just knew that person was different and experienced God's love through them. It got Sharon and me all excited and longing for the day when we will be over there in SLO pointing to Christ and loving those we come in contact with.