Monday, June 10, 2013

Girl Scout Daisies

Girls just wanna have fun!!

This is how we camp in a concrete jungle! 

Local children's home good for the girls to be able to love on these little angel babies. 

The only thing that could have made Girl Scouts better is a box of Tagalongs;) 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Si An Island

This man cannot walk, but never stops smiling and giving praise to God. 

Our church family worshipping. 

These people have all suffered from leprosy and have lived on the island for a number of years. 

This man has prosthetic legs.

Leslie translating from Mandarin to Cantonese. 

81 years old. He has been excluded from society since 1959. Saved by grace since 1998 and now recites scripture from memory. 

The lepers have done all of the groundwork. 

This man is blind, but has been planting his own garden for years. 

Simply beautiful. And humbling. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

She's the one

Four years old with dirt on my face
I'd been out in the yard pickin' dandelions all day.
I burst through the front door when i'd gathered enough
To give to my mom to show her my love.

When I held out my hand, she looked down at me
She said, "I've never seen flowers as beautiful as these."
She's the one who told me about Jesus.
She's the one who taught me to sing. 
She deserves an armful of roses, 
But she's satisfied with a handful of weeds. 

Now that i'm older and out on my own, 
I wish I could find more time to make it back home. 
I could have done better, I know in my heart
Than to scribble a note on a last minute card
But then she called on the phone and the first thing she said, 
is "i've read this card over and over again." 

She's the one who told me about Jesus.
She's the one who taught me to sing. 
She deserves an armful of roses, 
But she's satisfied with a handful of weeds. 
She knows what true love means
And I want her to know what she means to me
She's more than satisfied with a handful of weeds. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Holiday

Just a walk in the park.

(park entrance)

Quality time with baby Zhu Yue

Puppet show by Nate

Slumber party

Day trip to Hong Kong

Bike ride with the fam

I finally went to eat street food. Not too shabby! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Walking down the street to work and I see this sweet girl. Sweeping away, she seemed happy as a lark! It's difficult for me to process how I should feel when I see things like this. 
Should I feel peace for her contentment? 
Should I feel desperation for her impoverished state?
Lord help me to be your hands and feet. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Biggidy Biggs

Who says a Chinese-Nigerian can't be Tennessean at heart? This little stud is learning to dress like his big brothers, Grant and Blake...and proud of it! Too bad there is no such thing as deer hunting and horse riding in this concrete jungle. That's ok, his southern accent and charm will hopefully get him to Tennessee one of these days;)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Be still and know...

Much like those that have gone before us...from Adam and Eve to our very own parents... we have a hard time remembering WHO is in control. Who makes the sun to rise. Who puts the stars in place. Who makes the rain to fall. Who is the GREAT I AM.
"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10