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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A new student????

Tonight we will be entertaining Houstonites! There is a group of about 5 missionary trip people that have come over for a trip. All of them and their 4 translators and a few others will be coming over. Talk about many people! They have been working much with orphanages, graduated orphans and family homes and maybe even more! They went snow tubing and John and the three older kids were able to go too! Then, John and I went to Pizza HUT---YUMMY! with them and many orphan graduates.

On top of this upcoming visit, Marina(the organizer of the family homes ministry) has invited a young lady to "try" out our family home and to stay here. This is supposed to start tonight. This is complicated to me-a human-but not to God, so we leave all our concerns in His hand and time! She will be staying in the room of our "helper" (our helper has been working with this Houston team and is staying with them this whole week). When Lena gets back, they will share a room or Lena will decide to move in with another friend (10 people is a lot to be around--especially without your own space). If she does decide to move out, she will stay be working with the family homes by translating for our Bible Studies 4 times a week.

I am sharing all this info kinda of as a pre-info topic...things change here quite often so we kind of even wonder if this move-in will happen. We don't even know if this young lady will enjoy a family home of 10!!!!!!! YIKES! She doesn't have a job, but needs one. She also is giving away her cat and rabbit in order to move in, so that does show some desire to come into our family home.

Is this crazy or what? We feel the craziness, especially with Lena and Marina being "gone" with these teams this week(during this move-in and our young mom and daughter living with us). On top of all of this Marina will be leaving for the states for a month. Talk about feeling a bit uncovered for all this new stuff. Thank the Lord that HE is our real covering. If you feel so inspired, we could use loads of prayer for communication and ease of living.

We are also praying for the Lord's direction for next year. What He has for us is what we want, although we don't know yet what that is to be. How vague can I be, eh? Sorry, we don't know many specifics as the Lord hasn't shown us the right door to walk through.
Ok, that's all for now...I'll try to update more later.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

When it rains, it pours! I guess after losing the student last semester, you're making up for it! Don't worry, after living in an orphanage, your home will be like a peaceful haven for these students. And if it's challenging for you, it might just give you a chance to be humbled and show that you, too, need help sometimes.

perrinministries said...

Karen,
Robin and I will be praying for you. Hang in there! You'll do fine. When in doubt, use hand motions... who knew that Charades would help us on the mission field???
Take care,
Jon

PS. Pizza Hut?!?! We're jealous!

Mary said...

I know what you mean about not having specifics. It is hard to wait at times to hear the specifics. That is what I am doing now. I'm hoping to see Marina when she is here in the DC area.