Well. P just had 4 beautiful babies last week. Again, I was secretly hoping she would wait until we left for furlough but they are here and adorable! I just want to hold them all the time! It's so cute how popular her kitties are she has had 12 visitors so far, more than some newborn babies have, she is such a silly but greatly loved kitty. Here are a several photos the day they were born and 1 week old.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Many of you know about our little kitty she is quite famous around here. She showed up May 2010 on our front porch and has never left :) She showed up during the busiest time for us and claimed us as her family.I was secretly hoping she would move on or go back home but after a couple months I finally gave in and started to feed her. She has now stolen my heart. She is by far the best animal I have ever owned or been in contact with. She has been fought over, dressed up, dragged around, shoved in strollers, boxes, locked in the closet, and squeezed and still has never bitten or scratched the girls, quite amazing since cats are so unpredictable! We are blessed to have such a docile kitty. The girls and all their friends adore Pocahontas. Yes, I know funny name but when we first decided to keep her the options from Novie and Eden were Princess and Dinosaur and I was not going to be yelling either of those names...the movie they were watching daily at this time was..well, that's a no-brainer. So Pocahontas it was.
Posted by Tabitha Mater at 8:34 AM
Every year a groups of 25+ students from NY come to face the "reality of mission's" kinda hard to sum that up for the students in a week but we try hard by filling the week up with every possible ministry opportunity we can. We visited schools, orphanages, went on OAE, evangelized in parks and subways, went site seeing, they did drama's, Bible clubs, sang, shared testimonies, preached and cleaned. We kept them VERY busy! At the end of the week (always a favorite of mine) is the campfire we have the evening before they leave. Each student is given the opportunity to share what the Lord has taught them during this week. How exciting for us to hear how their view of Mission's has change in 1 short week! We are so thankful for the MR team that came this year, and even more thankful for the students who are pursuing a future here as interns! That means they come for 2 years to serve as Missionaries here with Word of Life Hungary! Here are a few pictures to highlight their week of service:
Posted by Tabitha Mater at 8:10 AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The 2nd Year Word of Life Bible School in NY has a course/class called Mission's Reality. The requirement to pass this course is to raise funds and go overseas and really experience first hand a small glimpse of what Mission's is really all about.
The group of 27 arrives tomorrow and Andy will be organizing and leading this trip.The group will be in 3-4 different public schools, 2 orphanages, parks, Bible Clubs, working with all age groups. Pray that the Lord will give them many witnessing opportunities!! and that many come to the saving knowledge of Christ!
-Pray for strength, energy and excitement!
-Pray for open hearts as the Gospel is presented daily
-Pray for courage to share Christ
-Pray for jet-lag to pass quickly, for no illnesses or injuries.
-Pray for Novie, Eden and I as we join the group for most of the week it will be long busy days.
-Pray for the few staff and interns lined up to babysit Novie and Eden, it will be long nights and days for them :)
-Pray for students to be interested in our 2 year intern program! we need their help!
Thank you for your encouragement and prayers! I am excited to see what the Lord will do this week!!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Happy Mother's Day!
For Mother's Day the Ovoda kids invited all their mommy's for songs and playtime. They sat on our laps, quoted poems and showed us their favorite toys at school. Such a wonderful day with my little darling Novalie. I only wish I could have understood what they were saying :)
Quoting poems and singing songs together
Novie's little cubby
Time to clean up and play outside!
We spent most time outside on the swings and chasing balls