Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Enjoying the fall weather

November has been an exciting month full of events. First of all, our beautiful new niece Ellory Joy Schulte was born yesterday, November 24. Praise God Miranda and her are doing great. Ellory is healthy and is already eating and gaining weight. We can't wait to hold her and kiss her! Congratulations Doug, Miranda and Chloe on your new blessing.

We started a new ministry for women and children on Fridays from 1-4 at the hall. Every Friday refugee women and their children have the opportunity to come take a hot shower, have a hot meal, and do their laundry. The first Friday we had 5 families, the second Friday we had about 7 families and this past Friday our numbers significantly jumped to 22 families. We were running full force trying to get everyone's needs met and it went pretty well. Two bags of laundry didn't get done so they'll come back again this week. We also started handing out diaper cards where the mothers can receive one pack of diapers per month from Hellenic Ministries. We have enjoyed being a part of this and getting to know these families. Many of the children I recognize and remember from the family refugee camp. They remembered Ashtyn and they love to play with her.

At the AWOG Christmas Bazaar. Sitting on Santa's lap did not go so well again this year. We'll see what happens in 2010.

At the park with her friend, Rebekah

Ashtyn's first sleepover. She loved it!

October pics

Ashtyn at the park by our house

Mom's birthday was on October 7th. We invited some close friends of hers to our house and ordered Chinese food for dinner. Mom turned 54! Love you mom!

Being silly!

Ashtyn loves to play in daddy's shoes.