another month down…

OH MY GOODNESS!  I am having trouble keeping this blog thing going.  Why?  I have no idea.  I mean, it’s not like I don’t have grandparents around who play with my kids all the time now! 🙂  Anyway, I just decided to suck it up and WRITE!

We are in College Station now for Thanksgiving.  We’ve been here since this past Friday evening.  It’s been great so far!  We got in town at like 7pm, and by 8pm we were at Muldoon’s…this coffee shop in CS…AND…WE…WERE…SEEING THE DAVIDSONS!!!!

I know.  Lots of exclamation points.

BUT…that’s how I felt!  It was like I could take a deep breath again.  We were seeing our teammates!  It felt like they made some of our worry die for a bit.  It was refreshing, fun, we laughed, we shared stories, and we totally loved being together.  AND…thanks to grandparents, all of our kids were home either sleeping or enjoying grandparent time!  It was heaven.

I cannot forget to mention why we were at Muldoon’s, though!  January 6th is an important day for our team in Lima.  There are 4 AFC students that will be flying to Lima for a 6 month internship with us beginning then!  This is the first set of interns we will have, so it’s a very exciting time.  God orchestrated it to be that the 4 of them planned a night of music and coffee at Muldoon’s as a fundraiser in order to finalize all of their funds for Peru on a night that TWO of our team families were in TEXAS!  How cool is that?!  So, we went to grab ourselves a Peru Latte and listen to the 2 guy interns play it up (with a few others as well) in an effort to make it to Peru!  It was great fun, and it was also the first time that I had met all 4 of them.  It was a special moment, and if you want to check out pictures from that as well as a breakfast we all attended the next morning together, check out their blog!  Also, feel free to follow their blog as they spend their 6 months with our team this next year.  Once again, that’s… http://www.thelima4.blogspot.com/.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE:  (just because we gotta have one, right?)

We are still in search of a church that can be our main support beginning in 2012!  PLEASE, if you know anyone or any church that is searching for a family to support in Peru…connect us!

We have a couple of churches that we are hopeful and praying about, and we ask that you join us in prayer that God will quickly open a door for us to go back to Peru.

As far as 2011 goes, we are still piecing the year together.  We have received enough money so far for a little over 7 months, and we have about 5 more months to go!  If you are interested in helping us out, please contact us or feel free to send your gift to the Hope Church of Christ in Abilene, TX.

Hope Church of Christ

Attn: Thompson mission fund

P.O. Box 3775

Abilene, Texas 79604

ON TO OTHER THINGS:

Basically I haven’t posted about any of our Halloween fun.  I won’t be doing that, though…haha.  Feel free to check out our pictures on facebook. 🙂

Also, we traveled to North Dakota and back to Texas.   I will post about our time there in a few days, but if you want to see car pictures from our 18 hour drive there, they are on facebook as well.

As far as our future plans.  Only God knows.  We are hesitant to plan much at this point, and we are at a point that we MUST fully rely on God to make things happen.  That’s good for us, though.  We have learned quite a bit about waiting on the Lord even through frustration and eagerness.

In the meantime…here are a few LEaF PilE pIcTUrES!

Getting the pile ready…

On your mark, get set, . . .

Now brother’s trying to find his way out of the pile…

Cailyn…clearly thinking up her next move on brother…

…”yes, I do believe I’ll lean back here…”

“…hmmmmm…nice and comfortable.  is that screaming i hear coming from somewhere??”

Things weren’t the same for him from there on out…

Well…at least until a bit later. 🙂

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