Saturday, June 7, 2014

Missions Team #2 - Little Rock

Hi all! Sorry I haven't had a chance to blog much lately.

(It's sad that so many of my blog posts start this way!)

May/June has been a whirlwind time. We've been running around like crazy with only two interns. Some of our friends from church have been stepping in to fill in the gaps, but we're still super busy! I can't remember if I mentioned it, but we had a missions team here for a week toward the end of May as well, which is super helpful but always...busy!

Here's some photos of the team on their days at the baby home! It was fun having them here.

They organized the garage. Wish I would have gotten a "before" picture. It was quite the ordeal.

They sorted all the baby clothes. Folks, we have SO many baby clothes. (But we still can't find sweaters for Cupcake. I don't understand that...)

There was a giant pile of rubbish. Now I wish I'd dug through it and pulled out a few some scrap lumber that we could use if we ever get the fireplace of which I'm dreaming.


The ladies also helped in the baby home. 

The babies enjoyed lots of one-on-one attention.

Big Guy is happily with his family now!

Happy Princess

Happy Cupcake

We had Bible study with some of the missions team at the Drews' house.

I didn't get to do as much with this team, but thankfully I got to hang out with them a little bit!

They left on the 25th of May, two days before my scheduled departure date. I'm so glad I'm still here! I now have the final paper - my police clearance - that I need to have to apply for my visa. We are planning on going to Home Affairs (again) this week. Please pray everything runs smoothly and my application is accepted!


  1. Did you write about the first missions team? I don't remember reading it. How nice that they were able to do all that for you guys! Hope you get that fireplace you're wanting. A wood burning stove would be even better... they radiate heat throughout the entire house! We have one and I love it, especially when the power goes out in the murderous Ohio winter!

  2. May I ask what size cupcake is? I'm sure I can find a few warm things either in my children's old baby clothes or at the second hand shop if you still need them.

    1. She's about 3-6 months, but you know, she will be leaving in a week or two, so....=)