So busy traveling!!

We are travelling over these next few days, visiting friends all over Texas. Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 10.38.17 PM A highlight of the past few days was meeting our newest cousin Isaac.  Isaac, welcome to Texas.  Peter was excited to see a Tesla sedan, and I have no pictures of him with Isaac which explains the last photo.IMG_3194 IMG_3193 IMG_3189IMG_3190

The First 12 Days of United States Time (12 More to Go!)

Some pictures of what has kept us so busy during our time here in the United States.  There is so much pressure to try and do everything you would do in an entire summer in just three weeks.  Impossible, but fun to try!  These are from the first 12 days!

Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Brothers, Parents, Family

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All the kids of the cousins playing in my mother's backyard.

Some of the kids of the cousins playing in my mother’s backyard.

I am thankful for my mother’s side of the family, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins who have continually been interested in this life we are living, both overseas and in the U.S.  They have continually demonstrated to us what it means to be a family.  Thank you for spending time with us this past weekend.  We are honored to be part of the family.

 

 

 

Stay the course

People press on through hard and even scary things.  Some friends of ours in Honduras were robbed twice in their first two days in their new country.  And yet they persevere, because they know that God will carry them through hardships, and it is for a reason that he brought them to Honduras.  You can read the whole post here.  Below is an excerpt.

This is why we are here.
People are in need.  And the thing that they need most is the best thing we are able to share.  Jesus.
I have been forgiven much.  And for this, I am able to forgive and even love those that sin against me.

Great friends in Oklahoma

We went earlier this week to see my father and the Reid family in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Robert and Amy Reid are great friends from high school and graduate school respectively.  I like to take credit for getting them together, but they are both such attractive people they would have found each other anyway.  Robert owns a printing company with his brother and parents, and Amy is a physical therapist.  Between the two of them and their kids they make a great difference in so many lives, just as they make a great difference in our lives.  I have repeatedly called them with little notice over the years and they have offered us a place to stay in their home.  Robert makes about three times the amount of food we are able to eat at every meal, and we always leave stuffed and happy.  They have been great friends to our family and great supporters of us over the years.  I cannot help but brag on how great they are, and what a privilege it continues to be to count them as friends.  Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of them when we were at their house, but I did take some pictures of a restaurant called Pops which has almost every type of Soda you could hope to find.  It is located in Arcadia, OK where my Dad lives.  The kids think it is a lot of fun, and to be completely honest, so do I.

More help for the Dental Clinic at Diospi Suyana

I am glad to see that the Wright family has arrived to Peru.  This is the first wave of Wrights who will be arriving to Curahuasi to serve at Diospi Suyana Hospital.  We will see you guys in three weeks.  Read this from the Diospi Suyana Hospital website.

US Reinforcement For The Dental Clinic

Dr. Stephen Wright, his wife Paige Finley and their kids John Paul and Matthew.

Dr. Stephen Wright, his wife Paige Finley and their kids John Paul and Matthew.

The Wright family from Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Stephen Wright will start his new job at the Diospi Suyana Dental Clinic this upcoming Monday. Yesterday, the American dentist tested one of the five chairs.  No one seems afraid of visiting a dental clinic – even surrounded by drills and syringes, his wife Finley and their kids John Paul and Matthew seem extremely comfortable.  We wish the Wright family a good start and are looking forward to working with them for at least two years!