Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Here is what I know

Here is what know, lately we have been getting a lot done. Our week looks like this alot of times: Monday: School 8:00-12:30, 1:00-bedtime Family time Tuesday: 8:30-12:00 Kids & Chris do School, I go to PWOC (Prodestant Women of the Chapel) 12:00-1:30 Lunch with other missionaries and soldiers. Afternoons, Chris works. 4:30-8:00 David goes to youth group. Wednesday: 8:00-12:00 kids school 6:30-9:00 dinner & single soldier Bible study Thursday 8:00-11:00 school 12:00-3:30 homeschool co-op (which we all love) 4:30-8:30 Community Connection-this is at our post chapel. We have dinner and Bible studies. Friday: 8:00-12:00 school 12:30 - 3:30 Prepare for Bible Study 6:30-10:00 Dinner & Bible study Saturday: All kinds of fun things, right now we watch AuburnFootball. Sunday: 8:00 start preparing lunch. 10:30-12:30 church 1:00 Lunch served the rest of the day we play nd rest. This Sunday we hd 45 people at lunch, and it was Great. We had just a great time inthe Lord. Makes me look forward to this weekend!
I just thought you would like to know why getting on the blog is taking a little more time than it use to.

We love y'all

Thursday, September 1, 2011

We are on the move!! Praise God.

After 14 months of living on the road, we have a place to lay our heads. We have moved into the parsonage side of the Hospitality House. Talk about excited. The day we got the e-mail, the kids went screaming down the hallway. They had their beds moved and unpacked by lunch. I got emotional (of course), and my heart and mind were going faster than I could I process. I feel so blessed to be able to live here.

Even though we have not taken over as the House Directors yet, I feel very responsible for the cleaning, washing, and bed-making on the ministry side. I also feel very responsible for making sure everyone is tucked in at night that stays here.

Now we are preparing for the 5th Annual fund-raising banquet for the Hospitality House. It is schedule for Oct. 11th. If you are going to be in the Killeen area, or want to give money to help us, e-mail Chris at tophermay@yahoo.com. Last year we had 315 people come to banquet. It was spiritually exciting to hear from the soldiers, as well as exciting to see God's people get excited about loving these soldiers.

Please continue to pray for Chris, as he calls on people to support us. Pray for the banquet that it can be financially fruitful. Pray for our soldiers, those deployed are trying to be a light, those at home, are in training and trying to grow spiritually, and the spouses who are trying to stay strong until the homecoming. Pray for me as I begin to finally feel organized and in charge of a household (not a tent). Pray for our children as they have started a new school year, and are trying to make new friends as well.

We count it a privilege to be here at Fort Hood sharing not only our lives but the very gospel as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cadence Kids

If any of you want to see some of the Cadence Kids pictures or read more about the ministry of our fellow missionaries that I mentioned in the blog below, please read:

Where oh where has the time gone?

I know you probably thought we got sun-stroke and haven't been able to update you all on our going-on's. Well, we have had 9 groups here working on the SHH. It is coming along quite wonderfully. The parsonage part is complete. There are a few minor things to do, and a few things that will need to be accomplished in time. In between, we have gotten to host various youth groups as they worked on post leading and helping with VBS through the Cadence Children's Minsters, Kenny & Joy Lowe. In the evening they have helped us here at the house with cleaning, painting, organizing, cleaning, painting, repairs, projects, etc. We have been blessed to have gotten to spend time with this next generation of young people. Our future looks good with these guys coming up. And we have really enjoyed getting to know Kenny & Joy better. They are not only becoming fast friends of ours, but we can see how our ministries will overlap one another and help grow the Kingdom. Exciting is all I can say. The parsonage side of the house is ready for us to move in, we just haven't been released yet. We still need about $1,500 more a month. Some of our folks have committed and haven't given yet, so we are praying for God's timing on all of this. We are not worried. He has led us to this point, and I know He has plan, He promised it.
I have also gotten to learn some valuable lessons. I have learned more about listening. Sometimes, my mind takes a little longer to process what people are saying so I have to concentrate on keeping my mouth shut. I am also trying to learn the balance of grace when I get overwhelmed. A hard skill, so any tips can be left in the comment section. I am now proficient in installing a toilet. My Daddy taught me good.
My Mom has been here during some of this time to help. I really wanted her to be here to help with the kids. I knew our attention would be needed and that there were going to be things that only Chris and I could answer. I didn't want my kids to feel neglected. Instead, Grandmama Jan came and spoiled them. It has been great. Mom has even kept up the laundry and dishes. I don't know how we could have done these weeks without her. Thanks Mom!
We now can catch our breath, relax a little and look to the next step. We'd love to hear from you! Love you all.