Friday, January 9, 2009

An incredible day of work and play

Yesterday was an incredible day. I was able to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Milton was off to Wheaton to do some research and he planned to pick up Lornel and Canyon so they didn't need to have two vehicles over here in the evening.

The Gundersons were coming over to Alicia's game and so was Lornel and Canyon. The house was needing a bit of a pick-up to say the least. I actually got it all done by 2 p.m. including straightening some in the closet. Yea! Then I sat down and started in on my Bible study. I kept getting distracted--a disturbing email from Niger about a car accident. So I took time to pray for that.

In the end I got 1 Cor. 1 read!

The Tigers won their game and Alicia did a great job of cheering. Two of her friends stayed for part of the game and saw her cheers! I know that meant a lot to her. Then to have family and friends come out to see her. I am sure she felt good about all of us cheering her on!

We had an amazing time at our house. The kids were on their DS and Alicia and Ruby spent time watching some video clips. We got some good adult conversaton in and it was sweet. The G.s leave for Niger on Tues.

One of the things we talked about was keeping alive the passion for ministry. When we come back to this culture it is very easy to get comfortable and lose the desire to return to our country of service. (at least that is my opinion) I see it in my kids. I see it in me. I see it in others who have returned to their home country and stay an extended time. I believe that if you don't do some things to keep the passion alive you decide to stay home and do something good here. There are needs everywhere you look so it's not hard finding a place to minister! For myself I can't afford to get comfortable here. I have to keep my passion for Niger alive! I get reconnected with Niger friends, I get my kids reconnected with their Niger friends. And I submit my will to God's and what he wants to accomplish in me, and through me. I want to be obedient no matter the cost.

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