Snow and fun
Hello again. This is Christy. Here it is March 15th already. The past three weeks have gone by quickly. Two weeks ago today, it snowed. It took us over an hour to get home from church that night. Almost everyone was driving between 15 and 25 miles per hour. We woke up the next day with several inches of snow and no power. I didn't have to go to work that day, so we did a few things around the house. The power went back on at 4:30 that afternoon. I saw several snowmen the next day as I was driving around. The next Sunday, it was in the 80's.
My boss had her twin boys on Saturday, March 7th. They are doing well and growing. They will probably be in the hospital for another week or two. They will be spoiled when she brings them to work. There will be lots of people to hold them.
On Tuesday of this week, a pastor friend of ours brought us a washer and dryer, because ours weren’t working right. He had two of the men in his church help to bring them in and take the old ones out. They had a hard time with the old washer, because it was very heavy. We thank the Lord for the “new” washer and dryer. We have washed several loads in the washer, and it seems to work a lot better than our old one.
This week, my mom and dad were out in a town where they have email access, so we were able to send them several emails this week, and receive several from them. It was good to hear from them again. They are doing well. They will be in the town again the last week of April. They would like to get a satellite phone where they are, so they can communicate in between times of being in the town.
Last night, we had some friends from church over for a meal and a game. A friend of mine at work had made a pizza for one of the ladies I work with. She was going to take it home for her family. She forgot to take it, so she told my friend and I to split it and take it home. I brought home a quarter of the pizza. It was enough the feed three of us. Connie had her own pizza that she could eat. Then, we played the Bible version of Apples to Apples. They really enjoyed it. We played three games.
This afternoon, before we at lunch, there were two birds at one of our windows. They were eating bugs off the screen. It was fun to stand there and watch them. They didn't seem very scared at all.
Hello all! This is Connie now. It has been a while since we updated. Lots has happened in the last three weeks.
On Saturday, March 7 we had a church-wide workday. Christy and I cleaned out the missions closet and organized it. Then we put up new bulletin board paper and border. The old one had blown off in a strong windstorm two weeks before. When somebody opened the door, the wind caught a loose corner and blew it off and down the hall. That was OK. The paper needed replacing anyway.
After we did another little cleaning job, we went shopping. It was a long day. We didn't get home until about 6:00. The weather was beautiful, in the upper 70's. This was just a few days after the big snow storm
The snow was so pretty. It reminded me of the Bible verse, "wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." (Psalm 51:7b)
The next week we were excited to hear from Dad and Mom. Didn't know if we would hear from them this month so that was a special blessing. They were able to spend a whole week in the town of Goroka, which means we were able to send some extra emails back and forth. Praise the Lord for that extra special blessing!
The Lord also provided a new washing machine and dryer. Actually, they are not new, but new to us. That is a blessing. The old dryer did not work at all, and the washer was beginning to have problems. The poor guys who moved the old ones out and brought the new ones in. They had to lift them over the jacuzzi and put them in the little cubbyhole that is our laundry room. Apparently the old washer was quite heavy. U. Mel came and picked up the old washer the other day.
Below are a couple of pictures, one of the beautiful snow we had one week and one of some beautiful spring blooms we saw the next week. God made such pretty things. Thank You, God. We enjoy their beauty.