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Published: June 21st 2013
I keep waking up between 5 and 6 each morning - poor Geoff! This morning as I was blogging, Pearl comes into our room to say her sissy needs us. Mary has not been feeling well and sure enough her stomach was hurting. The girls have taken such good care of each other on this trip. Yesterday - early morning - Mary woke up and didn't see Pearl on the bed. She ran in to get us and we found Pearl sleeping under the bed. We had piled pillows and cushions on Pearl's side of the bed in case she fell off. The first night she fell she woke up and cried. So we added more blankets. This time it was so cozy she just kept sleeping! During breakfast when Mary told the boys that Pearl was missing from the bed, Pearl said in her sassy way, "I was not, Mary!" Oh, those precious 3 year olds!
Geoff and I have decided to coin the word "VacatioNary". You've heard of the Stay-Cation - staying at home and getting stuff done around your house for your week of vacation. Well, VacatioNary is Vacation and Missionary put together to mean a Mission's oriented vacation
A friend of the Center is moving into his new home (recently built for him by One Mission folks)
- like what we're doing this week! What do you think? Not bad, huh? Maybe you and your family will join us next time for a VacatioNary?
So, you know what eating and drinking in Mexico can do to you. Well, it's hit Mary. Thank you for praying for our little darling. She's feeling miserable. Geoff said he wasn't feeling great either, but there's lots to do and no time to be sick. We packed up our little crew and headed to the Center with lots of prayers. We kept being reminded that in our weaknesses Jesus is strong.
Eneida taught the message from Ephesians 3:11-13. It was a great lesson about how God's gifted each one of us to do different jobs to help build and strengthen God's kingdom. After lunch Eneida and I worked with the kids and began gathering information and pictures of families for our Pen Pal exchange. I'm calling it "Good Amigos" for now. 😊 We need lots of prayers to get this going - it's very exciting! Karen was thrilled with the idea too! She said building relationships here is so important and this is one way to help them do that. Pretty cool, God!
Gerardo and his kids
future Pen Pal family
the boys had a classic Mexican driving experience going to help move some furniture. There were twice as many guys in a car going to the house. And Shawn and Kai got to ride in the back in the open tralier on the return trip to the Center. No seatbelt laws here! When they all got back Geoff and the kids went home to the condo to rest - Mary was done and needed to lie down. I stayed and helped take pictures with the kids at the Center. Teri, one of the English teachers, gave me a ride home and showed me the best taco stand to eat at - Taco Poblano. We'll have to go there tomorrow!
The rest of the evening was spent relaxing, walking along the shoreline and more down time. I think all of our bodies needed a rest from all the activity and weather.
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