Mom and Dad (I think they're the best parents in the world... That may be my own biased opinion, but I think it's pretty accurate. :)
Ruth Marie--(22 years old)
She and Hannah finished two years of midwifery school and are now getting ready to start Bible school at Ambassador Baptist College.
She and Ruth are now CPMs and are planning to use their midwifery skills to start a clinic in Ivory Coast. They are on their way to Bible school first though to get more Bible training and to become better equipped for the mission field.
Now the oldest boy at home. Enjoys making things with his hands and fixing things. Helps with the music at church. Likes piano, and guitar.
|Stephen Joel (13 years old)|
|Rebekah Danielle (11 years old)|
|Josiah Daniel (10 years old)|
|Joseph Enoch (8 years old)|
|Esther Lorene (6 years old)|
|Gideon Luke (2 years old--will be 3 in February)|
God has blessed us with such a wonderful family. People sometimes think that just happens --it doesn't. He has been growing each of us each step of the way. I want to do an individual, personality, run-down on each of the kids, but that would take too long. Someday I'll do it and include pictures.
Most of the kids are heavily involved in the ministry here. We love life, love the Lord, love the ministry and no one is anxious to leave. Ruth and Hannah are midwives - having spent 2 years in the Philippines and have each delivered over 100 babies. They are headed to Bible College and whatever God has in store for them.
Seth loves to witness. He has a tender conscious, wants to keep himself unspotted from the world and wants to be used by God. He has been preaching since he was 16 --in English and now in French. Every Sunday he takes a taxi (costs $2.00) to a village where Dan and he are working on starting a church. They both - along with Lydia (plays the piano) and Isaiah (plays the guitar)- go to this same village on Friday nights to preach and have a service. Fruit is coming and people are growing. Seth loves to play the piano, guitar and accordion --and maybe any instrument he can get his hands on.
Lydia, Susanna, Isaiah, and Stephen play the piano and guitar both at the church here in Lac. and in the village. They also take care of the nurseries for Sunday School and Church, as well as taking care of my own two little ones --Esther and Gideon. They each have a vital spot to fill.
Rebekah - 11, is helping our "maid" learn to read French - wow. Nadege can't grow much in the Word because she can't read. She teaches Rebekah, Josiah and Joseph French; but I have her read to Rebekah since Rebekah can read French better (Does that make sense?). This term, Nadege got saved and her two daughters. Wow. That is what I feel at a new birth. Now we are trying to disciple them. Since being saved, Nadege has left the Catholic church and comes to ours with her daughters.
All these new converts - in the village and here in San Pedro - are soon to be baptized; that is the next step.