Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Surprise--7 Boys!

 When we returned to GSF 2 weeks ago, we got to meet some special kids. . . the 7 who arrived at GSF while we were gone.  And yep, they are all 7 boys!  We have a "boy boom" at GSF.  In the toddler houses we have 18 kids and only 4 are girls!  We praise God for each of these boys and look forward to getting to know them more!  We pray that God will use GSF in small or great ways to raise these boys into Godly young men!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Well Be Back

We had a great time in the States being refreshed and renewed and ready for the work to which God has called us. We enjoyed seeing so many friends and family.  We even got to to be a part of celebrating both of our parents' 50th anniversary-what a blessing!  If you would like to see more pictures of our time in the States check out Caralina's blog.  So many loved on us in ways we do not deserve.  We were able to go back refreshed and we are grateful!

Mark's family
Amy's family
We arrived home last Tuesday, January 15th.   We have been welcomed in a such a sweet and incredible fashion.  Welcome back or Well Be Back is the way we are greeted each time we see someone we have not seen yet.  Here are just a few pictures of the first few days back.

This was our greeting at the gate!
Caralina was gone for 5 1/2 months so was really glad to be back with those toddlers she loves!

Megan with Joan
Mark with Betty
It is so good to be able to love on the special needs kids again!  
Andrew and Titus are good buddies--this was taken on the bus on the  way to GSF
I was so glad to see these ladies, the housemoms.