Thursday, May 08, 2008

Enjoying spring

After a brutal March we had a lovely April around here! We have all been enjoying being outside as much as possible.
Here are a few highlights of our past few weeks.
On April 25th we had the opportunity as a family to go to downtown Detroit for a Compassion Day - it was part of the annual meeting for the Great Lakes District of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Rather than a day of seminars all the participants had the option of serving in 6 different locations around the city. Chris did some painting/handyman work at the Covenant Clinic - which provides free medical care for the uninsured. The kids & I went to Hope Community Church. Steven & Becca were cared for in the nursery while David and I joined the others in inviting people in the neighborhood to a free lunch and clothing giveaway! David and I were even able to deliver lunch to a woman that was home-bound. It was great to serve with David and good for both of us to be reminded that we have more than we need, when so many live with so little. We all met up in the afternoon and visited friends that live in the city - then we to a dinner and worship service for the annual meeting delegates. It was a long day, but great to be together as a family.
This is David and I in front of the church

The next day we celebrated spring birthdays with the Morenos.

We learned that Theo and Jessica are expecting a baby girl (mid-Sept)!

Last weekend I went with my friend Aimee to the 4th Annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. We are hoping to start an adoption/orphan care ministry at our church and this was a great resource and inspiration.
Our niece, Claire (10 months) had surgery on Monday for an enlarged kidney. She was released on Tuesday and seems to be recovering well. Thanks for all of you that prayed for her and her family!


Rebecca said...

Hi Laura!! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. :) You have a beautiful family, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea of having "friend birthday parties" where the kids pick a charity to donate to!!!! Do you mind if I post that idea on my blog??? It is WONDERFUL!

Blessings to you and yours!

Wolfemom said...

I look forward to meeting you too! I can't wait to see how God will use all of us to bring His children home!