Thursday, October 22, 2009

September showers bring October flowers

Yeah, that saying just doesn't have the same ring to it.  But we are SO thankful for our summer to be coming around the corner!  Here are some pics of late.  Houghton has 5 weeks (well 4 1/2 really YIPPEE) left until school is finished.  So we are gearing up for yet another move!  Thankfully we don't have a whole lot to shift around.  But it is amazing what you acquire if you are in one spot long enough.

Gwen and I went out and picked flowers for the table

A surprisingly clean Addy!  Usually she finds whatever mud or dirt she can get her hands on.

Yes!!!  My little Si loves to help mop

Yep, they can be pretty cute sometimes!

Got a package from Great Grandma!

While mom was away...Addy played!


My mom sent us the Jesus film for kids and boy have they been learning from that.  It seemly has cemented some stuff in Si's mind.  Stories that we have been reading for years come to life and it has been amazing to watch him learn through this movie!  You should check it out if you can get your hands on one.
tata for now!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crazy Gretchen

:)  Hey guys.  Just wanted to let you know that I (aka crazy Gretchen) have finally settled on a background for our blog. ;)  I'm sure you are thinking, "didn't they just change this?"  YES we did, but it was just too boring for me and well, I am much happier now. Yep, I'm weird.

Only 5 more weeks of school for Hought.  YAY!  We all have BIG plans for some down time.  Some fishing time (Si is really looking forward to this), maybe some camping in our new tent (a huge thanks to a church in Bridgeport, NE), and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of nothingness. ;) 

Our girlies are pretty sick with bad respiratory colds and so that means they have to take it easy and stay inside (nearly an impossible task for Gwen).  Can you be praying that they would heal quickly and that the rest of us would be spared from it?

Well, I am getting an evil eye from Houghton...maybe it is time for bed!? It is only a couple minutes past I gotta start getting to bed earlier.

We love hearing from you and if you have sent us an e-mail THANKS!  We hope to respond to you soon!!

Monday, October 05, 2009


We have uploaded our new newsletter.  Check it out.  Just click the "newsletter" tab on the right.....

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Check out our new video!!!!

It is our desire to keep you as updated as possible with what God is doing with the ministry in Vanuatu and here now in Australia.  These videos are aimed at communicating with you in such a way that keeps you informed!  If and when you have any questions.... let us know!

Enjoy!  This video was also sent out to all of the churches we visited while we were in the states.  So if you want to have this video shown in your church, talk with your missions leader or pastor and they should have received one!  If not, let us know.

Thanks again for your service with us!

To God be the glory.

 (click this link to go to the video)

Team Vanuatu Oct 09