Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer at a glance....

Jett Turner loves fruit.....eating grapes in Arizona!
Madison Grace in Covered Wells during a community block party!
Jett loves Mrs. Sandra and her cooking.....she spoils him and he loves it!
Autumn (Ottaman) and Jett pretend to be monkies in Arizona.
JT, Kaitlyn, Jett and Madison pose in Indiana...what a great trip!

Our summer has been filled with mission trips to Arizona and Indiana. Tomorrow we are leaving for South Africa/Zambia/Swaziland for 2 weeks. Here are a few photos to tie us over until we return.

We celebrated 6 months with Jett while in Arizona and are so amazed by his progress. Here's an update on our little man:

1. He uses big words like suggestion, actually (that's his favorite word) and inquisitive.

2. He just lost his front two bottom teeth (and explained that the fairy teeth came and got them).

3. He has eaten watermelon for the first time this summer and loved it!

4. He loves to tell pilots that his name is Jett and watch their reaction.....

5. He now tells people that his mommy and daddy came to Guatemala to get him from an orphanage and he now lives in Alabaster, Alabama. He's very proud to tell his story to anyone who shows the slightest bit of interest (and to those who don't as well).
We'll catch up more details when we return. Thank you all for your prayers!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mission Trips Galore!

As I write this entry, I am sitting in the offices of Bible Baptist Church in North Vernon, Indiana. I have Madison and Jett with me here taking morning showers. JT and Kaitlyn are in Arizona taking teams to the airport so that they can depart this morning. We have spent the past 3 1/2 weeks in the soaring heat of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. What a blessed time we have had. We have seen God show up and show off in numerous ways!

Now, we will spend the next week here in Indiana leading VBS in the morning and afternoons in eight different communities. What a joy to be able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in conjunction with a local body of believers.

We will finally be home on July 12th and look forward to a week at home before traveling to South Africa! The kids have done so well during the past month. They have adjusted well and have been so flexible....we are so proud of them. We will post pictures after we return from Indiana....still praying for all of you stuck in the system. We feel your pain and we are eager for your babies to come home!