Hello Friends and Family!
I'm sure you will be glad to know that it is considerably cooler here this morning. I'm actually wearing long sleeves! It looks like it will be a rainy, dreary day. Hopefully this afternoon will be clearer.
It was brought to my attention today that I have been forgetting to mention an important member of our team-Jim! Sorry Jim! He is usually separate from the rest of the group during the day, so we do not see him much. Jim has been using his welding skills to make new bars for the windows. He was also able to repair the door that was broken in Lois' accident several weeks ago. His leadership during our morning devotions is also greatly appreciated. Each member of our team is taking turns to lead them, and Jim is an "overseer" of sorts. We are all thankful for the way he leads. Thanks Jim!
Marvin, Bob, and Brian spent more time working on the kitchen yesterday. They made drawers and finished the cabinet doors. All the guys were thankful for a break though, when we all went to Reahola in the afternoon to do a Bible club.
Holly and I were in charge of games, Dawn led the singing, and Gina gave a Bible lesson. She was able to use the candy cane as an illustration--the kids loved their treat afterwards! With about 60 kids to keep track of, Bob, Marvin, Jim, and Rose were helpful in keeping track of everyone. I thought I'd put it a special note for all the Sparky AWANA leaders (Bob Wright): the game where the kids pass the balloon through their legs, and the last child sits on it and pops it, was a HUGE hit! We may even play it again today!
Right now, Bob and Suzie are making pancakes and eggs for everyone. We are going to leave at 9 am for a driving tour around the area. We will see the dump, the cemetery, the flea market, and visit a shanty-town with a name that I cannot spell. :-)
Hope all is well at home. Are you loving that snow?
Abby for the Team