Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduation, Happy Mothers Day, and catching up...

The verse that has been continuously going through my head this week is this- "Before they call, I will answer." Isaiah 65:24

I know so many this week that have dealt with loss, hurt, questions, trials, dark periods. To you I want to let you know He is still in control. The answer IS on the way. I am praying for you and sending out long distance hugs. Please help me pray for the Marshall family who lost their 18 year old son this past week in an accident. Terry Marshall was an MK to the Philippines growing up. Praying for the entire Marshall family.
I was blessed to be able to go to my niece- Kaylin's graduation the weekend of the 6th/7th of May. It was so exciting to see her complete a task she took on four years ago. I am so proud of her and know that GOD is going to keep his hand upon her. She was a music major at Indiana Bible College where she graduated with honors. Such a special time as the college asked my dad to be their keynote speaker. My brother and sister in law were there and that was such a sweet blessing of God as normally everyone is in the Dominican Republic.

I also got to see some very special missionary kids. They are doing such a great job in college. Amazing to see all of their talents and abilities and how they all bloom while in college. Love them! 

I was so glad that I flew as I would have been stuck here in AR due to all of the flooding last weekend. Mother's Day was awesome at New Life Cabot. The mothers got the red carpet entrance experience complete with photographers taking their picture. They were seated by ushers, given a crown by their kids, and had a special place to take a picture with their children. John and the girls treated me like a queen with brownies (my favorite), cards, and a shopping trip to a special store I love. Love those 3 - so blessed. 

I am in "getting ready" mode. We have a kidzlife service on May 22nd at 11:00 Am (the kids are taking over), then Seanna has a Birthday on the 24th, she gets braces on the 26th, and I fly out that night at 7:00 PM for Madagascar. Please be in prayer for me. I am speaking at their ladies conference. I then head over to Kenya to be with some awesome MKs, then to Turkey to see more awesome MKs then home.

Below are some of May 6th-7th pictures. Happy Monday! Love you all- even the ones that never comment :)


Kathy McElhaney said...

My bro-in-law goes to Calvary Tab in Indy and was telling us about the Marshall's loss. I didn't realize they were the Marshalls that had been in the Philippines. Praying for their family.

pressonponderings said...

Congrats to your neice!! I'll be praying as you travel to Mad. Hugs to Paula, assuming that you will see her!

Cylinda Nickel said...

That is awesome Kathy - my Sister-in-laws family is from there as well.

L- Yes- I will be staying with them. I will hug her for ya!

Paula said...

Soooooooo excited! :)