Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simple pleasures

Yesterday morning found us in a Blueberry orchard
owned by a sweet elderly couple.

It was a very nice thing to do as one had a beautiful view
of the mountains and could see Gods wonderful handiwork.

Enjoying the sweet berries.

Picking away.

Mr. and Mrs. Yates.

"No berry picking on Sunday" A little girl named Megan and Haviland.

I can't wait to make some delicious desserts with all those

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The new arrival--Edited

I am very pleased to announce that Francois and Stacey have
a new addition to their family.

Payton Asher Franco was born on June 21
at 3:09am AR time (Which would be 4:09am our time) as a fathers day present for his daddy.
He weighed 8lbs. 7oz. and measured 21 & 1/4 in.
Here is a picture with his 2 older brothers, Ethan(1), Hayden (2) and mommy.

Vacation Bible School

All last week we had VBS at our church
and I had the privilege to help with the music and in the 8-9 year old's class.
We had Bible stories, puppets, music, costumes, plays, prizes and more!!!
So here are some pictures of my week. I hope you enjoy.

Mr. Torres the teacher for ages 8-9
(Just in case you are wondering the theme for VBS was
"Passport to the land of Jesus Christ" which is why all the teachers
were dressed as Israelites )

Me, acting a very sleepy Jonah.

The puppets standing on the wall of Jerusalem.

A little girl called Tatiana. Isn't she adorable?

The mad rush to see who would win in the offering,
boys or girls. The little boy (his name is Uriel) jumped into the picture.

Charlie and Roberto enjoying hot dogs Friday evening.
(In all the group pictures I'm naming the people from left to right)

Jasmine, Haviland, and Adriana on Friday.
To earn extra points the girls had to wear a pink shirt.

Me, playing "Holy is He" for the offertory
with Benjamin, Josue and Eric.

The costume was VERY hot and none of the boys wanted to wear one
except Danny. (Benjamin's brother)

Please pray that the children who came will remember what they learned
about the life of Jesus, that they will continue to come to church and that they
might be saved.

I really enjoyed being able to help, and look forward to
next years VBS.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy fathers day Dad!!!

On this very special day I would like to wish all fathers a happy
fathers day but I especially would like to wish my daddy a happy fathers day.

Dear Daddy,
I just want to let you know that I love you and that
I am so thankful that God gave me such a wonderful father.
Thank you for always being there for me, helping me in my spiritual growth, and being such a good example .
May God bless you for all you done for Me.
I love you dad!!!

P.S. Thanks for always making me delicious food!!!

~I thank my God upon every
remembrance of you.~
~Philippians 1:3~

Friday, June 19, 2009

Our trip

Well we made it home safely on Thursday arriving around 12:15 AM.
We were kept very busy while we were in Indiana and I actually had the opportunity to play the piano in a double wedding as the pianist was on of the ones getting married !!!

It was a very long drive but we made it in about 12 hours.

Here are the 3 pastors wives,
Mrs. Yolanda Gomez, my Mother, and Mrs. Gloria Oliva.

Here are 2 men from the church
and the 3 pastors, My dad, (1st on the left)
Pastor Adrian Gomez, (2nd on the right)
and Pastor Mario Oliva.(last on the right)

Here is one of the meals we ate.
It's called pupusas and it is a Salvadorian dish.

Enjoying food and fellowship.

After the conference in Indiana we headed to Illinois for and FBFI
(Fundemental Baptist Fellowship International) conference.
After Illinois we headed home.

On the way home we stopped at the creation museum to get some information.
The museum was going to close in 2 hours so we just got the information, took some pictures
then left, but we hope to be able to go with some homschoolers from town.

This picture didn't come out to well but it was the only one we had if this dinosaur.
Well I'm glad to be back and I hope you all enjoyed seeing these pictures.

P.S. If you could all be praying for my dad, Caleb, Christian, uncle Galo,and
a gentleman from church as they all left early this morning for a 3 week long missions trip
to Ecuador. Please be praying for their safety and that the Lord will use this trip in their lives.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

On the road...to Indiana?

Yes, that's right, in a few minutes my family and I will be on the road to Indiana.
please pray for a safe trip and that the conferences will be a blessing to all.
We will be returning an Wednesday the 17th.