Friday, February 23, 2007

What we have been up to.

Sorry, I haven't been able to blog too much, but we have had a busy few weeks. First, the couples retreat was a success. Clint has a post about it on his blogs...let me just say, we found a Christian family that does mariachi style music, but write all their own songs. They sang a song that was the words to Proverbs 31, Mujer Virtuosa, which was beautiful.

Then we had the national Ladies conference with over 300 ladies. Clint and I both taught classes. It also seems to have been well received. I also hosted 6 women from Valencia during the conference.

One, Efi, really touched my heart! She is 29 and the mother of 2 young girls. She is a widow of 8 months. Her husband left their apartment one evening to go out and buy some bread. She heard shots and she and her girls ran out only to find him on the road, shot in the head and the truck stolen. She then went to live with her elderly mother and single brother who had offered to help her with the care of her children as she married very young and has no formal education. Two weeks later, her brother also was shot in a robbery. When my troubles seem big, I will always think of her! She was so grateful for the special classes for widows we had during the conference.
It hurt to see her got to this class with all the older ladies! But she said she realized now she is not alone and that God will be the father of her children.

Unfortunately, our camera died! And we cant download any of the photos!


serendip said...

Sounds like you had a splendid week...

Pam said...

How my heart aches for her! I have tears for being so selfish and whiny. I pray she will find some good Christian mentors who love on her and her kids.

Pat said...

Sounds busy!!!

I am sure God used you and your wisdom and trust to guide you. What a blessing to many you have been through your teaching and experience in the Christian walk!!

Happymama said...

It's sad the heartbreak this young mother has gone through. It's hard to believe that her husband and brother were both shot in robberies two weeks apart. That's so very sad.