I'll start with a photo of the boys with Miguel. He and David visited the school in Lagunetas last Tuesday morning and he came over for lunch when they returned to town. My boys love Miguel! He is like a big older brother to them and they were tickled to have him at our table that day.
Ben, Miguel, and Cruz
Mr. John, Cruz, Ben, and Mrs. Diana
our family at the Lubecks house
We were back in Tular last Thursday for our afternoon Bible study time. We had a great service there with our groups from Muyurco and Porto Suelo.
I spent most of the weekend baking. I started off with a trip to the grocery store on Saturday morning and then returned home and got busy. Most people would hate spending their day off in the kitchen but I like it. I made three loaves of pumpkin bread, two loaves of banana bread, a lemon pie, and some homemade salsa. I have also baked an apple pie and some homemade blueberry muffins this week. I had planned to make cinnamon rolls but ran out of flour. Oh well, our freezer has enough goodies in it to last us a little while.
David taught in Nearar on Sunday morning. It was a combined service for the people in Porto Suelo, Muyurco, and Tular. There was a great turnout and the service went well.
I snapped a few photos of the boys while playing in the backyard on Sunday afternoon. They were pretending to be doctors and were doing surgery on one of their bears. It just made me smile!
I love all the "tools" they had out to do the job
This past Wednesday we were back in Tunuco Arriba for Bible class in the school. We had 69 kids in the two classes.
Mrs. Diana singing with the kids in Tunuco Arriba
some of the mothers were standing around listening to Mrs. Diana teach
I love their colorful dress but what I love most was that they actually smiled which they rarely do when taking pictures.
We had Bible study again on Thursday afternoon. This week we met in the village of Porto Suelo (at Julio's house for those of you familiar with our work). We had folks from Nearar, Muyurco, and Tular all there with us. I love when our Bible study groups all come together for worship. It is a sweet time.
During the service Cruz looked up at me and asked could he sing a song. After David finished teaching he let Cruz close the service for us. It was precious to see my little boy stand up and sing his heart out in front of such a large group. It was a proud mama moment.
Cruz singing in Bible study
It was late, dark, and hot when we returned home from the village. I wanted to shower and go straight to bed, but instead I had a cake to bake. We have a big celebration coming up for our sweet little Ben this weekend. He'll be turning 4! I just cannot wrap my mind around that.
my cake baking "helpers"
I anticipate a fun weekend ahead. I love birthdays and especially the birthdays of my boys. It's not just the day they were born but it's the days that made me a mom. Those are two of my most favorite days of the year and I love to celebrate them big.