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GREAT NEWS!! Both of these kiddos have been sponsored!
Compassion in El Salvador
Our time in this beautiful country is passing quickly, much too quickly. But on the other hand another very exciting day approaches. Tomorrow we are to meet two of our Compassion Sponsored Children, Johana and Kenia. It is with a lot of joyful anticipation of this event that I am writing this post.
You see, even if we did not have the opportunity to travel to this country, I knew that the work that Compassion International does is effective and is changing the world, one life at a time. But now I’ve seen it. I’m in El Salvador, meeting people, hearing stories, sharing the Gospel of Jesus, and seeing compassion in action. The work of Compassion International, always done in Jesus name through the local church, is working. Life in El Salvador is improving and changing as these kids grow up, take the baton of faith and pursue their full potential.
Hopefully I’ll be writing several posts in the near future about our time in El Salvador and the people we meet along the way.
Grace and Peace be yours.
Wow, 2 weeks ago I knew this would happen, and it sure did. I’m starting this week staring at the FRIDAY box on my calendar. So much to do, and so little. Just four sleeps from now I will be traveling with my 14 year old daughter to El Salvador. This will be my 3rd trip to that lovely area that connects us up North to those to the South. We are traveling with a group of women, all connected through our ministry to children through Compassion International.
It has been a whole 17 years since I traveled to Guatemala with my mom to do some work for an agency I was employed by, and to meet my first 2 sponsored children. Too long! And I am over the top excited to be heading back to Central America.
This time my 14 year old and I will travel with a group of women, none of whom we have ever met. This one thing has me quaking in my sandals. This mother daughter pair of very introverted ladies is going on a trip with a bunch of unmet ladies??? But we both know this is gift from our Father, so with quaking sandals we are going!
And that is where my courage is to come from, in every situation, knowing that the Father is the orchestrating my life. He knows the desires and passions of my heart, He ordains my steps, He is the keeper of my children. And now that I’ve written that last sentence I’m smiling big because, He gave those gifts as well, passions and desires that have been refined by Him, and my children, gifts, tremendous gifts each one. And one more thing, He has promised to always be with me. So I can look forward with courage and anticipation at what and who awaits in just 4 sleeps.
Who we are looking forward to meeting? In particular Johana and Kenia!
Looking forward to all that God has for these next 2 weeks, and hopefully the words to be able to share some of it with you! Interestered in sponsoring a child through Compassion International?
Back to School
Back to school. Wow, this summer went by fast! My three teens left the house at 7:10 this morning, one starting middle school, one starting high school and one attending 1 of the only 2 high school classes she has this year. As a junior my oldest teen is beginning classes at the local community college next week. While I have had a few wistful moments, mostly this is a time of excitement for all of us. All these new chapters have loads of good rich past chapters behind them and I am excited to see what continues to unfold in each of their lives.
In the next few weeks my 14 year old and I will head to Central America, specifically El Salvador. The anticipation is tempered this week with the effects of the typhoid immunization pills we are taking. My kiddo seems fine, but more tired than usual. I have a general blah feeling and some tummy discomfort. Thankfully this isn’t the week that I start “back to school”. That is next week for me!
Making Over My Mornings
That’s a lot of big stuff, sending kids off to new schools, going back to school myself and heading off on a mother daughter adventure in the middle of it all! To help me organize and make sure all the big rocks are in place, while not frustrating everyone who is asking “can we add…” I am going back through Money Saving Mom’s Make Over Your Mornings.
Since I’ve already been through this course in depth (about 10-15 minutes a day for 2 weeks), I am going to skim over it in the next few mornings and clean up my master schedule. Last night I was pretty wound up and couldn’t settle down at bed time… the excitement got to me too, and I found myself cleaning my sliding window tracks. Hopefully working over the schedule and making sure all the must dos are these will help me rest more easily the rest of this week!
Hey, if you are interested in Make Over Your Mornings, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Crystal is offering Day 1 as a sample for people to check out the course.
May the grace and peace of Christ be with you.
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