Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cotton Babies

We have been pretty busy since we have been back but it is so good to be back home! We have had two great groups and we have been trying to get settled back in. We still dont have internet at our house-we are in town now at an internet cafe.
A few months ago Summer told me about a website for cloth diapers for Sadie. Now to be honest when she first said this I was thinking NO WAY! All I thought about was how hard it would be and inconvienent! And I had heard stories about how moms had stuck their babies with pins (I wont mention any names Mrs Kaye!) So needless to say I wasnt very interested. But then I realized how much diapers would be here in Honduras so George and I decided to reconsider! Summer told us that her friends in another country applied for a grant at this website and received many diapers and supplies for free. This website had blessed many missionaries and their families! We applied and received the grant!! We were so excited and a little nervous. When we opened the box we werent sure what to expect-but there were no pins! These cloth diapers are easy to assemble and easy to clean. And very comfortable for Sadie! They adjust with snaps so that they will fit her the entire time that she will be in diapers! We use them and love them! Having these diapers have totally changed the way we thought it would be to use cloth diapers! It has been such a blessing and has already saved us money! The website is and they have been such a blessing to our family!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We had a great time in North Carolina spending time with family and friends. It was hard to say goodbye. We are back in Florida now trying to get everything packed up and ready to go. We fly back to Honduras Jan 25. We really enjoyed going to all the different churches and seeing old friends and meeting new ones! We have had a great time here in the States but we are excited to get back home and get going with the ministry. There is a team leaving this Sunday-they will be in Tegucigalpa for a week and then another team will be leaving the following Sunday. They will be in Chaloma. Chaloma is where Evis and Norma lived before they came to the Property.
Please be praying for us as we get back in the swing of things. Pray for Elias and Sadie that they will be able to adjust well. Pray for the groups that are coming this year and for International Mission Builders. In all of these and in our lives I pray that God will be most glorified and that His Word will be spread in Honduras.

Monday, January 10, 2011

We have been enjoying our time here in the States, we have been very busy but having a great time. We were in Florida first for a few weeks then we came here to North Carolina. This past weekend we made a quick visit to Virginia to see some of George's family there. We had a great time but it was cut short so that we could make it back to NC before the snow storm came-and boy did it come. It is still snowing as I type! It is beuatiful and we will soon get out and play in it!
Elias and Sadie are still growing fast! Its hard to believe how fast time goes by!
Now continuing with the updates of Honduras:
In July Taryn Stevens joined us on the Property as an intern. We had a great time and learned alot from one another. She first taught English a few times at a school, she helped me around the Property and with Elias, and a few other ministry things. It was a blessing to have her there and to see her heart for missions. Please pray for her as she obeys Gods guidence in her life. A few weeks before we left to come to the States Norma, Taryn and I started a womens Bible Study! The first week we had over 20 women and lots of kids! We had a fun time a it was great to be able to meet some of the women around the Property (some women walk over an hour to be there!) I am looking forward to getting back and fellowshiping with Norma and these women again! Please pray for these meetings as we get to know the women and that we will have sweet fellowship as we study God's Word.
The work-men and Evis are doing alot of projects around the Property. We have seen a few pictures and they look great. We look forward to getting back and checking everything out!
We had a blessed Thanksgiving , Christmas and New Year and are so thankful that we were able to spend those days with family!

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's been a while...

The last few months since I have posted have flown by! For most of that time we haven't had internet and/or a computer. Now we are in the States with both internet and a computer so hopefully I can blog more often. It may take me a few blogs to catch up with what all has been going on because it is hard to write for a long time with a 4 month old, a three year old and a husband! But I will try!
The last blog was about Sadie being born and praising God that everything went smoothly. It was a very intense experience in the clinic but one I will never forget. I am so thankful for Norma who helped us tremendously the night she was born and continuos to help. /.Sadie is beautiful-she has blue eyes and is growing fast. She loves to be talked to and loves to eat! Elias adores her and always helps. Elias is growing fast too. He is tall and loves to be outside! He loves to play soccer and throw rocks-he is all boy!
We love our house and are very blessed by it. We enjoy having people over and spending time with our friends.
Evis, Norma, and the boys are doing great. It is such a blessing to have them there on the Property.
I am going to have to wrap it up for now. I have lots more to update on later!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sadie Elizabeth Maddox

Monday, July 26, 2010

Short Update

So much has happened since the last post! There i so much to talk about but not alot of time because we are at the internet cafe.
We moved into our house-we love it, it is beautiful and more than we deserve!
We have had a few more groups-all of which have been great! God has really blessed each group. please continue to pray for the people that the groups ministered to, that they will desire to have a true relationship with God and grow in that relationship.
Our daughter was born-Sadie is here!!! Praise the Lord she is healthy and everything went smoothly! Thank you to all who prayed for us. God has blessed us greatly! (If you have Facebook there are pictures of her in the photo album that Kylie put on my page)
We are trying to work something out with the whole internet thing. We miss not being in touch with everyone but at our house the internet does not work. Hopefully we will figure out something soon.
We love you guys very much!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fun Times

This past Saturday, Norma and I had a chance to go to a women’s meeting at our church. This meeting included women from at least seven different churches. A lot of the women walked over an hour in the rain to be at this meeting. The idea of these gatherings is for the women of the churches to know that we are one body in Christ. That we serve together for the furthering of the Gospel and that we are to encourage one another. I was the only gringa there and I had a great time. It was very encouraging to see that these women were taking the initiative to live out what the Word says. We played a few “get to know each other” games and we laughed all the way through them! When I say this you have to be able to know the women from here. Usually they are shy and quiet (especially the women from the villages). One game that we played was we got into groups of about 10 and we each stated our names and the church we attended. Then in front of the whole group your specific group would act out an animal while the others guessed your animal. One group was chickens, one was monkey, mine was cow (yes cow, me being eight months pregnant I played it perfectly J ) To see the smiling and laughing was awesome! Some of the older ladies with their aprons on and do-rags in the hair laughing at themselves and each other was great! Then one of the men leaders from our church gave a devotion. He shared from Phil. 2:1-4, 1 John 3:17-18. We had a great time and the best thing about it is we are going to have these meetings monthly! Each time at a different church. I ask that you would be praying for these gatherings. There were a few women from the Catholic church-pray that they will see the truth of the Gospel. Pray for the women-they leave responsibilities at home-pray that their husbands will encourage them to come. And pray for unity within the women that we will work together as the Body of Christ to share the Gospel to those around us. The focus Scripture for this month was Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”