Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Wii, a Wha, a What?

Abbey is our sweetheart. Our romantic. Our math whiz. She, however, is not our linguist. Ethan has that department completely covered. We were reminded of this again the other day when she started telling a story to Chris. It was about a book she had saw at the library and she was attempting to describe a person in the book. See if you can figure out what she was trying to say from this conversation.

"Uh, Baba, there was this wii in the book. Wait, not a wii, a wha. No, not a wha, a WIC! It was a WISH! A really bad WISH! You know, like a mean lady. A bad wish."

At this point, Chris helped her with the word she was looking for, a Witch! Sadly enough, I couldn't help because I was hiding in the kitchen giggling myself to death. There is nothing in this world like a BAD WISH!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Conference Update

Hey all! I just wanted to give you a quick update on our National Conference last weekend. We had an awesome, awesome conference. This year, Bro. Robinette, a missionary to Austria, was our guest speaker. He is so full of focus and vision that it was like a breath of fresh air to our own visions for Taiwan. In the conference itself, we had 29 receive the Holy Ghost for the first time and many more be renewed. From our Bible Study in Taipei, one man came down and he received the Holy Ghost. Then from the Bible Study that Chris is doing in a town about 30 minutes northeast of Kaohsiung, three people came and received the Holy Ghost. AND, we are starting a services there THIS month. I can not put into words how excited I am about everything that happened and everything that I believe will happen as a result of this conference. Please keep us in prayer that we, as a church, will retain our outward focus and that many new churches will be planted this year. Hold on to your seat because revival is sweeping Taiwan!

I'm Just like Who?

Last Saturday, I was "encouraging" the kids to clean their room. When they would stop and dally or try out a marker to see what color it writes, I would say to them, "Come on, keep picking up. You have to get your room clean today." After about three or four time of telling this, Ethan grumbled, "You are just like Pharaoh, always telling God's people to keep working." While I am glad to see that he is listening in Sunday School, I'm not so sure I like the way he is applying it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Early Morning Earthquake Anyone?

This morning, we had a 6.4 earthquake. It was centered about 44 miles ENE from where we live. And still live. I am happy to report that other than giving us a little scare, we are indeed fine and so are our church people. I had the great misfortune to be in the shower when it started. And all I could think was, "Oh Jesus, please don't let this be a big one. I don't want to be pulled from the rubble with no clothes on." I have faith that if I die, I will go to heaven, but I don't want to leave that kind of story behind. (No pun intended.)

Later, I ask Ethan if he was scared during the earthquake. He calmly replied that he wasn't because he knew that Jesus would take care of him. It is moments like these that I get a glimmer of hope that all the lesson and Sunday School is getting through.