Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bye-Bye Google Reader

If you happen to use Google Reader to read your favorite blogs -
I'm sure you know it will be no more starting July 1st.  Sad times.

I've switched all my subscriptions over to bloglovin'.  You can follow this one by clicking below

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I've also heard that The Old Reader is enjoyable:

Hope you find one that you love.
See ya, Google Reader - it's been real.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

VBS: Day 5

Left for Phoenix at 1ish.  You will probably be bombarded with all of the jammed up pictures when we get there, and the phone works better.  What a day!  About fifteen kids slept out with us last night - it was special.  Everyone is doing pretty good.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

VBS: Day 4

Our group is being cautious with the water supply:
If toilet stops working do not use.  Contact plumber immediately.  Thanks.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

VBS: Day 2

We are so thankful for the running water - they are able to use the shower, sinks,
and toilet (girls only).  Thank you for your prayers.

Our group had a good morning at VBS enjoying lots of one on one time with the kids.

After VBS, they had lunch in town at Pizza Edge and washed their clothes at the laundromat.  They also made a grocery run.  It was fantastic to be able to talk to Bill & Espy while they were there.

Later on in the afternoon, they got to participate in a community 3K Walk / 5K Run called Just Move It.  This has been a great opportunity for our group to spend time with the Navajos outside of the church/VBS in years past.

Can you hear this now in the desert?
Woke up to Bill playing "Ghostbuster" on the iPod.  Can't get better than that!

Monday, June 24, 2013

VBS: Day 1

We were able to shower...water is not coming in fast. Water only being used for showers and dishes. Everything else outside.

We did get some rest thankfully.  No visitors last night. ... We have some water for dishes, and we were all able to take showers between last night and this morning so that was amazing!  Still going to the bathroom outside to save the water.  Waiting for the buses to get back and start day one of VBS.

Still conserving water, potty outside, but can shower and do dishes!  First VBS morning done.  Everybody happy.

Day 1 of VBS:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Service & Pre-VBS Prep

Saturday night
Our group spent the morning freshening up without running water for the service at our host church, Hidden Springs Bible Church.  Afterwards - they passed out flyers and prepped for VBS.

Here are some texts I got throughout the day:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Shenanigans - AZ Style

Today's happenings shared via text:
 Good morning!  Everyone is up, and it is 5:20.
We have no water pressure this morning.  The water ran out of the tanks last night.  It is teaching

Friday, June 21, 2013

Snapshots from Friday

Bill, Abby, Lauren, and Lori have been sweet enough to indulge a mother's heart by sending pictures via their phones - thank you!  Here are the ones they sent as they traveled
from Phoenix to Flagstaff to the Reservation:

On The Road

Please enjoy the lovely pictures the husband sent me early this morning.  This is the hotel our group stayed in last night: swimming, eating pizza, watching the game, etc.  They also had a meeting for a time of preparation and prayer for the upcoming week.
This is our associate pastor:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Layover Time

Everyone has landed safely in Phoenix.

Both groups have landed safely in Nashville & Atlanta respectively.

I asked our team to send pics while they were away.  I immediately received
this one from my husband entitled
Eric eating a biscuit.
and this winner while flying to Atlanta - so aptly named

Arizona 2013

Our group (29 total) is waiting at the airport ready to fly out to Phoenix (via Atlanta) for their Arizona Mission Trip.  Three individuals are flying out of Norfolk, and the rest of the group is flying