The Story God is writing is getting fuller, richer, more messy, and far more beautiful than I had ever imagined. Thank you, Father, for these precious children. Thank you for your work in their lives…make them arrows ready to fly far in this world!
THIS YEAR…we focus UP.
Here are our themes for the year…
WHATEVER IS TRUE,
WHATEVER IS NOBLE,
WHATEVER IS RIGHT,
WHATEVER IS PURE,
WHATEVER IS LOVELY,
WHATEVER IS ADMIRABLE,
IF ANYTHING IS EXCELLENT OR PRAISEWORTHY,
THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS. (Phil. 4:8)The littlest, and biggest personality under this roof…Isaiah! He’s our nearly 2 year old. Loud, hilarious, joyful, naughty, and strong!Here’s Selah Naomi…our sunshine -4 year old. She is doing “real preschool” this year! PRECIOUS, cuddly, SO cute, so so sweet, our encourager, and comic relief!Evelyn Faith…our Evie-Bear. She’s beginning 3rd grade this year! I can’t believe it! Evie is so fun, such a strong and athletic girl, she is determined, full of faith, a great friend, and is very loyal to this momma!Sweet Riah Grace!! also a 3rd grader this year!! Riah is 9 years old and is excelling! She is kind, and compassionate, gentle and generous. She loves all things about babies, dolls, and looking glamorous!! Maija Hope is 10!! She’s starting 5th grade this year! Maija is strong and confident, a leader, compassionate, and creative! She is moved by her faith and her love for others. She is an encourager and incredible at back rubs!!Here’s our most recent “pre-teen”! Caleb Matthew is entering 7th grade! A Junior Higher!! Caleb loves to talk, read, talk some more, play with GUYS, read some more. Such a happy, faith-filled boy! he is growing into a young man with strong character and a strong mind. We are excited to see what the Lord continues to do in him this year!And here is our FRESH WOMAN!!! Ella has persevered through a challenging season, but her character and faith have come forth like GOLD. She is beautiful inside and out. She is an amazing friend, student, sister and daughter…she loves to dance and sing and has an incredible gift of writing. She is blessed this year to be attending the Amazima Missionary School. She loves it and is thriving there!And I’m the blessed momma that gets to teach, play, disciple, discipline, laugh, read to and try keep up with all these incredible kids!Starting our second year here in Uganda has felt GOOD. We rejoice in the roots God has given us, how He has grown and established us by His grace, and how He continues to call us to Himself and this life here. Jesus, be glorified here.And over it all, through it all, IN it all… we are HELD TOGETHER.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have the supremacy