Wednesday, July 11, 2007

if there is one thing i have learned about myself...

it is that i am a bad blogger... i mean really bad!
but here's an update..
last week i stayed with the Schulze family (they have 7 kids... fun times) in Arcada, Ca. i was there for the fourth, we had a picnic and ireworks! and i helped out around the church for the week. here i got a true taste of 'hippie culture' and i got to meet and spend time with some truly amazing Christians. God is blessing me sooooo much! at the begining of last week i got super homesick... but i think God really used that to prove that He is my strength and even though i miss everyone i can still get through with Him.

we moved again on Saturday and i arrived at Rio Dell Baptist Church in Rio Dell, Ca. here we are doing VBS, and it is pretty small but i think the kids that are here are really enjoying it. i am staying with the Teasley family, they have four kids, all are adopted and on of which is a very curious 7 year old, who has become my shadow and asks "why?" after every statement... so God is giving me lots of patients!! the oldest Rosie, has had a lot of trials in her life and she is not a christian, please be in prayer for her. i know that she has heard the gospel probably a hundred times, so i am just trying to love on her as much as i can. the Teasley's are amazing people and God is teaching me so many things through them. Starla, who is the mom i'm staying with has a thing called 'ruth's room' at the church, which is like a good will, or salvation army, but it is all free. she has a great heart, but not the best organization skills, so i've been helping her with that also, and it has been really fun and i got to talk to a couple of the women who came in yesterday, so that was exciting. another thing i love about the teasleys is... THEY DRINK SWEET TEA!!! i was in heaven!

so, yes i miss home a bunch and can't wait to be back, but God is so good! and i am completely in love with the people of California! thanks for all the prayers!