Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Busy week!

What a busy week we have had!  Every morning I helped with VBS.  Close to 200 kids came each morning.  They began in the activity center.  They would watch a movie about some kids looking for hidden treasure.

Here they are singing the songs.  They were such fun Scripture songs!
I have worked in the nursery with the teacher's children for the past umpteen years, but this year, Jill asked if I could be with Sophia's class.  Their other grandma was going to be in Hannah's and with Jill so close to her due date, she knew she would not be able to help.  So, I helped with the pre-K class and it was fun.  

We walked to various stations, like missions
and music

 games and snacks


On Thursday night we had a program and all the parents and grandparents were invited.

A remarkable week, learning to seek the Treasure that matters.  29 kids found that Treasure and put their faith in Christ!

Each afternoon, I went to see Dad.  He learned to pick up objects with his right hand this week!

 And is walking more with less assistance.

The Japan conference was in Hesston and although Dad was not able to go, several of the former missionaries came to see him!!  What a wonderful time!  The lady in the pink and her husband with the hat on were my dorm parents when I was in the 5th and 6th grades.

From the time I was 6, we would get on the train every Monday afternoon and ride for 3 hours; by the seacoast and over the mountains, to Miyakonojo.

Here are the parents and some other missionaries who must have come to a program.  The school is in the background and the dormitory at the right.  Uncle Fritz (the guy who was wearing the hat in the picture above) is in the back row - the tallest guy.  Aunt Ellen is the almost in the middle peaking out behind 2 women.

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A very early surprise arrived at the hospital this week!  It was handy for us to just be able to walk down the hallway to greet Kate.  She is just adorable!!

Congratulations Marc and Sarah and Luke!!!!!

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Meanwhile, harvest is going full speed here in Kansas.  Some of the farmers are done.  It has been a great year for them.  This is in the field by our house.

Al used to do custom combining when he was in highschool and college before we got married.  When our kids were little, we used to go to Pretty Prairie every year to cut wheat at the family farm.  But now, our brother has it done for him since he works in town.  We sure do miss it.


Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I'm honored that Kate made your blog! Glad you guys could stop by :)

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

What a rich, full week. VBS sounds like a roaring success. Loved all the photos, new and old! Glad to hear how your Dad is progressing. Blessings!