28 February 2008

more blessings - an update

I'm reading Prince Caspian to my children. They're loving it of course! We have recently finished the Lion, Witch & Wardrobe and I was delighted to learn that the movie Prince Caspian will be released shortly after we finish the book.

And we have begun the New Testament. We've been the entire school year in the OT - - and while we've enjoyed it, the kids are glad to have graduated to the New.

We had our first garage sale and it was a huge success. We made $1600. Thanks to Him who blessed it!!!!

Robert and I are flying to Virginia on Monday to attend the IMB Candidate Conference. We will be away for just 5 days rather than 7 . . . . yet another blessing! What a difference 2 days makes. I went from dreading being away from the children (7 days is just too long) to looking forward to the time that will just be Robert and me.

One of Katherine's ear tubes was removed today and the other is ready to come out as well. We're working on bravery!!! Please pray for her in this. The blessing . . . tubes are ready to come out and one is already out. We have been praying for tubes to be gone before heading overseas!

I'm blogging little, and reading blogs less. I plan to post for Joseph's birthday (turning 6), and again after conference. Then I'll finish the series on pride. But my blogging will be less frequent than in the past. Other things are priority . . . homeschooling, the umpteen things we have to accomplish to sell our house and many other loose end kind of things.

Thanks to those who keep up with us in our time of transitioning.


jana dingmore said...

You sound tired. Don't forget to take care of you during this time of transition. If you don't take care of you first, you can't take care of everyone else.
Hang in there. He's provided every step of the way and He will continue to. Praying that He multiply your rest and productivity.

Kerri said...

You are insightful . . . truth be told, Robert and I both are very tired. Thanks for the words of encouragement, and especially prayer.

Our timeline might be changing, which will put is in Georgia for a September appointment service rather than June in Oklahoma. Nothing is official, but we're inclined toward the latter appointment. And when in GA - - maybe we could hook up!! We'd love to see you and Jerry, and meet your 3 dear ones.

much love,

The Phams said...

Hi Kerri! I am excited for you guys and your trip to CC. Enjoy every minute of the process although it can be draining and difficult at times. The next 4-6 months are going to be very up and down; full of excitement and sadness! I am here for you if you need anyone to talk to or encourage you. I also commit to praying for you and your family. You can go on our blog and read some of our very first blogs when we still lived in the states.

Also, although I don't comment often b/c I am super busy with language school, I appreciate your blogs and your heart for the Lord.

In Christ,

P.S. If you get to meet at nice guy named Kenn Shirley (he is a Candidate Consultant) tell him the Pham's send their love and hellos!

Kerri said...

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your comment. Your blog has been a great resource for us . . . we read the older posts shortly after we "discovered" you guys! Thanks for letting us in on your experiences.

You and Jon engaging into ministry and sharing the love of Christ even while in language school has been very inspiring to both Robert and I.

Especially thank you for your commitment to pray for us. That is invaluable.

If we meet Kenn S., we'll certainly tell him hello for you.

love ya,

selahV said...

Kerri, so exciting to hear how the Lord blessed your sale! Am thankful you are feeling better about your trip.

How could you not be tired with all you are doing? May you find time to rest when you are away and be refreshed.

I will miss your frequent posts. But understand your priority needs. Will be praying for you. selahV