Once again,we have not posted regular updates as intended, because of the lack of wireless internet service where we were staying in South Carolina. Attempts to write sitting on a four-wheeler out in the woods with a toddler in tow just didn't pan out.
We left South Carolina one week ago, again with the call on our hearts to just "go". When God told Abraham to go, He didn't tell him where to go. He said "Go ye into a land I will show you". So we packed up our van, (which we recently traded our car in for...halleluiah!) with the same intentions we had when we left Missouri...that we would not be coming back.
Except to visit Todd's family, of course.
So we headed for Arizona to spend a little time with my family, and expect the Lord will open up the doors we need to go through, so we can stay awhile. My parents live in beautiful Pinetop, Az., high in the mountains where they get lots of snow.
Here is a short clip of Todd & Kendra when we were there last February:
My brother and his family came up from Phoenix while we were there, and we had the best time! Here's Kendra posing with the snowman we all made:
It took 7 of us to create this masterpiece!
After we left there, we went to several churches in New Mexico and Texas before we ending up in South Carolina. We thought we would only be there about three weeks, but ended up staying seven months. We stayed fairly busy and had a number of churches booked during our time there It was a very nice experience being out in the country like that, and being around all of Todd's wonderful family.
I must say, Todd has the neatest family I've ever seen, (next to mine!) I just adore them all. They are so close and just bless me SO much! They have so much love for each other, and for me too. And I don't mean just his immediate family, but aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. They all regularly have gatherings and do nice things for one another.
Anyway, every one of them have adored our Kendra Joy and showered her with so much love and attention, she must be the most blessed child there ever was. Now she is in Pinetop, Arizona with my parents getting another dose!
So where do we go from here? We don't quite know, but we know the Lord has a plan and will lead us. Todd felt strongly that this is the area the Lord wants us to be right now, so we'll see what He has in store. Can't wait to see...