Monthly Archives: July 2008


What would I do without them?  Wow.  So many of our friends have stepped up to the plate and helped us out with all of the work that we are having to do to prepare for leaving.  Amy L., Amy B., and Lisa have all come over and helped me sort and get things organized in the last couple of weeks.  Jeff and Chris and Lisa and Amy came over one night to help us get things over to Ray and Wendy’s for the yard sale.  Ray and Wendy stayed up late and got up early to help us with the yard sale.  We would not have been able to do it without all them.  And Melissa and Sandra and all of the GAs that took the money that they raised with the bike-a-thon and went shopping on Monday for all of our school supplies.  Their goal was to raise enough funds for the kids’ school supplies and Sunday school materials, but they worked so hard and people were so generous for their fund raiser that they were able to get everything on the kids’ lists and ours!  Praise the Lord!!!  Monday Amy B. went with me to help me pick out new glasses.  Lisa kept the kids so that Jacob and I could go to the doctor for physicals before we leave.  My friend Kathy that thought of and is getting to me a book by some of her missionary friends that would be encouraging reading and keep me occupied on the plane.  Not to mention all of our friends at Global Outreach that have worked tirelessly for us.  Even putting magnets on all of our prayer cards (350 of them) after the company that we ordered them from messed them up.  I could go on and on.  Everyone that is encouraging us and praying for us, we can feel your prayers and we are so thankful for you.  The Lord has truly blessed us with the best friends and family and a wonderful support team.  We could not ask for more!  THANK YOU!!!!!  We will miss each of you terribly.

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Posted by on July 25, 2008 in Uncategorized


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Firsts, Lasts and Goodbyes Already

I know that I have not blogged in a while, but we have been so busy.  It will take a few entries to get caught up, but I am going to try to. 

Okay, let’s start with the firsts.  The kids all experienced firsts at the pool at the weekly swim at the Merritt’s pool.  All three jumped off of the diving board to Jeff and Lisa.  And all three went down the slide with Jeff and Lisa.  Clearly they trust them completely!!  It is always so much fun to see them experience things for the first time.  All three were brave and seemed to love it.  As soon as Sophia did it she said, “Do again.”  Over and over and over.  It was so cute.  I am including those pictures.   Another first was that we went to visit Enon Baptist for the first time.  We had a wonderful evening of sharing and encouragement. 

 Now to the lasts…

Well, I have attended my last “Bible club” here in the States.  It was very emotional to think about all of the ladies that I get together with once a month, for what Paul Wigington has termed our “Bible club,” getting together without me in August.  But life will go on here once we move to Costa Rica.  This meeting is something that I look forward to every month.  The women share with and pray for each other.  It is such a wonderful support and encouragement.  I will miss you ladies.

I also cooked my last supper for our church for a while. I fixed a typical Costa Rican breakfast. I fixed gallo pinto, plantains, chicken, queso fresca, and we had lots of fresh fruit. I love cooking for my church and will miss it.

I also had our last small group get together with the Little’s a couple of Saturdays ago.  They are out of town for a month and when they return we will have already left.  We all went downtown Greenville and played at the park and then went for ice cream.  It is hard to say goodbye to all of these events and people that we love so much.  It is a good thing that the Lord is bringing them about slowly for us.  Not that we would get used to it.  I am still teary about it every time I think about leaving.  But the Lord has a work for us to do in Costa Rica and Jacob and I are committed to following Him to the ends of the earth.  We just want to be obedient and servants to our High and Mighty Lord and Savior.  He has a people in Costa Rica and has called us to serve Him and them there.  There is no place we would rather be, even though we love life here.  Here are some pictures…

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Posted by on July 22, 2008 in Uncategorized


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4th of July 2008

What a great last holiday in the states!  It started with a party at our friends Ray and Wendy Scott’s house!  We had a great time!  The kids got to play and we all got to hang out!  We then went to see the fireworks at Trinity Point!  They were fantastic!  On Sunday night our church had a church picnic and a softball game with the teenagers against the adults.  We did not keep a close score, but I think that the teenagers won!  It was great fun.  I think that everyone had a great time!  Here are some pictures from both events!

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Posted by on July 8, 2008 in Uncategorized


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The Song!

Okay guys. For all of you that have asked for the recording of the song that Abby and Mike Puckett wrote and dedicated to me and my family as a gift, here it is!!! Enjoy!!!

Thanks again Abby and Mike and to Chris Burke who helped get it recorded and on this site!

“Let’s Run” by Abby and Mike Puckett dedicated to the Folks (that’s us!)

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Posted by on July 3, 2008 in Uncategorized


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Great VBS and Family Vacation!

  Whew!  It has been a busy two weeks.  We had VBS at church where we were the featured missionaries.  The theme was Indiana Jowers and the Quest for the Ultimate Treasure.  The kids learned about the treasure that the Bible is and had a great week.  They also had a competition to see who could bring in the most coins, which the boys won.  Thanks to all of the kids that brought in coins and to all the parents that did not mind the kids digging through their sofas and cars for all of their spare coins.  The kids raised over $300 for our mission in Costa Rica.

After VBS we traveled to Gatlinburg to have a family vacation with my parents and my sisters and their families.  We had a great time.  We went to the theme parks and to a water park and we had a great time. It was a wonderful time of togetherness before we leave for Costa Rica.


Posted by on July 3, 2008 in Uncategorized


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