Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Update

Novemeber has been a good month.  The kids are enjoying school.  Christian has been involved in drama this year and has really enjoyed it.  Preston has loved being able to ride his bike and play outside - which he was unable to do when we lived in Panama.  John Robert seems to be settling into college life.  He gets along well with his roommates and has found a church he is really enjoying.

All 3 of the kids had the whole week off for Thanksgiving.  This was our first Thanksgiving in the States since 2008.  We all loaded up and traveled to White House, TN to visit with Cavin's parents and then on to Brewton, AL to visit Charlotte's parents.  In the time we were gone, we packed a lot in.  Charlotte led a women's conference, Cavin preached, visited a fellow missionary from Panama who is on Stateside in Nashville, visited a childhood friend of Charlotte's in Birmingham in route from Tennessee to Alabama, and visited missionary friends in Pensacola, FL.  It has been great to re-connect with friends and family.  Because of our crazy lifestyle, God has blessed us with friends all over the world, and sometimes our paths cross in various places of the world.

We returned on Friday and had a day of resting at home yesterday.  It was nice to be at home together as a family.  We were sad to see John Robert leave today to return to school, but are glad that he will be back soon for a month during Christmas.

Today we worshipped in the morning at Eagle's Landing First Baptist.  It's always good to be there and share with this wonderful group of believers.  Tonight, Cavin preached at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Acworth, GA.  Their pastor Scotty Davis is a good friend of ours and truly has a heart for missions and ministry.  Cavin and Scotty went on a mission trip several years ago to Lesotho, Africa; and Scotty went to Panama two times while we were there.  It was great to share in this church.  At the end of the service the members of the church came around us and prayed over us.  They also made a commitment to continue to pray for us in our ministry.  This really means so much to us to know that people are praying for us.  Prayer is powerful, and we never want to take that for granted.