MFW ECC Week 6, Grandparents Visit, Mustang Intervention, & Missions in Haiti Update

Photo Courtesy: Shawna Ferrel
Grandparents were visiting this week, which being interpreted is, not as much school as I would have liked, but made many good memories. :)

Monday, the girls and I cleaned house while Daddy and bigger boys helped Papaw work on his truck.  That evening the grandparents took our two oldest children to the annual Convocation that goes on in our town.  They were able to see many friends and get caught up on people they don't see often.

Tuesday was filled with a shopping trip with the grandparents.  Three of the kiddos got hoodies (a favorite of theirs) and some odds and ends.

Wednesday saw another trip to Wal-mart with the grandparents and then off to church for a wonderful time worshiping God with like-minded believers.  There was such a sweet presence in the service and we were reminded of our call to reach out to those who are hurting and give them the Gospel.

On Thursday, the bigger kids worked at the Copeland farm raking leaves, moving tree branches, power washing the house, and whatever else that needed to be done.  A day of life lessons, for sure!

The grandparents left on Friday and Daddy did not get called into work.  We decided to check up on our property that we are trying to sell and found more vandalism.  This has been going on for a few months.  Finally after several targeted hits on my dear hubby's first car, a 1965 Mustang, we decided to move it to where we live.  This was not an easy task, but with the boys and Daddy working together, it finally all came together.
Hubby's dream is to one day get it restored!
Saturday was the annual Maple Leaf parade in a nearby town.  We met up with some friends and had a wonderful day together.  The weather was beautiful!

In our Bible lessons this week we read Matthew 4:12-22 and learned about Haiti.  I took this opportunity to refresh the older kids memory (and inform the little ones) about our missionary friends we have in Haiti, David and Alicia Lloyd.  We went to Bible school together and now they have an orphanage that currently has 36 children they are directly responsible for.  They have also started a boy's home, 3 schools and 2 churches among many other activities.  Their own children were kidnapped in October of 2005 for twenty  hours and have endured many hardships and even survived an earthquake, yet still they serve God in Haiti and do a mighty work for Him.  It was a great opportunity to learn more about what they do and to pray for them and their work there.

Missions in Haiti's House of Compassion
Back to our school week!  We accomplished a few days of the three Rs and  that's about the extent of our academics this week.  I wouldn't trade what we learned and got to experience for 5 full days of academics.  It is unnerving sometimes to think of all of the setbacks and all we have to do to get caught up, but have come to take it all a little more gracefully.  I cannot eliminate the setbacks and interruptions, but I can have a good attitude about them!

Taking it all in stride and looking forward to next week!

Blessings to you Dear Reader!

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