Wednesday, June 28, 2006

We are in Santa Clarita heading for Oregon

We spent several days at Lake Perris State Park and were able to visit with our nephew Joseph and his wife Gina. We had a great time with them. The past two days we have been in Santa Clarita next to Six Flags Magic Mountain. We closed the park both nights at 10 pm. We will be leaving in the morning heading north and arriving at Newport Oregon on Friday.

Thank you for your prayers, Luke has been doing much better.

By the way, did I mention that it was hot at Lake Perris. I know it has been in the 90s back home in Washington, but that would be cool, it was over 100 the day we arrived. It is a dry heat compared to Washington, but it is still hot. We have AC in our trailier and I wasnt sure it was working, as the trailer was very warm. We were not sad to say goodbye to the desert.

I know I am rambling, so I will say goodbye for now. Will blog again in a couple days when we reach Newport, unless we have internet at our hotel along the way.

God's blessing on each one of you.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Leaving San Diego tomorrow...Please Pray

We will be leaving San Diego tomorrow and heading to a state park east of LA. We won't have internet access for 5 days, so after this post it will be quiet on the blog for a few days.

The last few days Luke has struggled with his breathing and has needed oxygen at night. He has also had some problems with throwing up. Please pray that God would touch Luke in both of these areas and allow us to finish this trip in a strong way.

Many have told us of your faithfulness in reading this blog and praying for Luke and our family on a regular basis. I want to say Thank You and we appreciate you. We will be meeting a few of you on the remainder of our trip.

God Bless and we will let you know how Luke is in a few days.


Trip Pictures from Mexico - Water Baptisms

Miguel baptizes one of the children

This is at the start with Pastor Juan, Miguel and me in the deep end and the people ready to be baptized on each side.

Here we are baptizing one of the men

Here you can see there were a lot of people watching all around the pool

Group shot of all the people that were baptized. I think it was 44 people in all.

Trip Pictures from Mexico - Childrens Ministry

Miguel and family. They host the weekly childrens ministry at their home every week. That is Pastor Juan holding the hotdog :)

Isiah and Miguels daughter enjoy a mango freeze, kinda like a popsicle.

Pastor Juan enjoys a mango freeze while a couple of people watch Mexico play in the world cup. Notice the TV in the tree.

Natalie and Daniel help children make bracelets and necklaces.

Isaiah jumps right in and makes a bracelet

Who is that boy behind the painted face

We paint children's classrooms and we paint kids too :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Trip Pictures from Mexico - Painting Classrooms

One of the rooms before starting

Sue starts the red

That is bright yellow! Canary Yellow to be exact

Natalie starting the red on the other end of the red wall.

Finished room

Finished room

Finished room

Kids on Sunday in one of the painted rooms

Kids in one of the painted classrooms

Trip Pictures from Morro Bay

Dad, this sun is bright, I am glad we have sunglasses on, arent you?

Look Mom, I put on some sunscreen

Sunset on Morro Rock

Mom, I really like this vitamin D

Amy with Lily in the surf and a large flock of pelicans in the background

More Trip pics from Santa Cruz and San Simeon

Three little monkeys wearing their monkey shirts

I really enjoy this relaxing, especially when I can get wet!

Amy and Daniel in front of San Simeon (Hearst Castle)

The front of the castle

Now this is my kind of pool, too bad there isnt any water, a dip would be nice right now.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Trip Pictures from San Francisco

Walking down Lombard St

My this boat ride is windy!

We all made it on board the cable car

I love my brother, and I love my sister

Zeke, smile for the camera

How much longer do we have to wait for some fish and chips?

Amy wrestles the machine and WINS!!!

We are enjoying this cable car ride

Famous museum of amusement machines at the Fisherman's Wharf

Finally, we have fish and chips at Fisherman's Wharf

Trip Pictures from Santa Cruz

I really enjoy this relaxing with family and sunshine. I was needing a little vitamin D :)

Roasting a marshmellow at the group campfire

I like this hammock

Here is my bed in the trailer, that is my food pump hanging.

Daniel hangs ten for the first time at Santa Cruz

Trip Pictures from Paradise

One cool kid!

Can I make this hole in 1?

Does anyone care if I move this ball a bit closer?

Hey Mom, look I can ride a bike! Isaiah can now ride a bike without any help.

Oh, I really enjoy this relaxing, no doctors, no nurses, just family, fun and sunshine.