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Tuesday Afternoon!

Day 2 -Verrrrryy Hot!!!!   Successful VBS we had 34 children and two babies. We are rearranging the tribes because of age, we have two elementary tribes and two jr/sr high tribes, very unusual for us but they all want to be here (this is very stressful on Mary B and Juli as they try to accomodate so many requests).

 Today the children were a little antsy, couldn’t sit still. Drove us  crazy. And Jameson and Mr. Arnold with the help of Mary B. and Juli made 20 boxes of mac and cheese, yummmmm. Now we are working on various projects, however we are finishing up the jobs around the church and some teens are doing nothing (not enough jobs). Please pray for some more jobs so as to keep our team busy.

I am sitting in the boys room writing this entry and I  must say that the boys are definately more clean then the girls. There is closet in the girls room that looks like a bomb went off in everyones suitcases. I hope they can each find their own clothes.

We are also on our third trip to either home depot, Walmart, grocery store (depends on what is needed. Mark should be an expert on travel by weeks end. Mark says the traffic is horrendous, one of these trips he just might not make it back. There were a few close calls, this week so far when we thought that he wasn’t ever coming back. But of few good hours later he always shows up, whew!!!!

Keep praying, we all are still healthy, but some are showing signs of tiredness, especially Rabbi RAy who has been going at this for 12 days straight, setting up, taking down, teaching, travelling and all. We love you all and I know there will be stories to be heard when we arrive home. Till then SHALOM!!!!!!

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Last night, Monday, Ray read your replies to our blog. We laughed and felt encouraged that you all were thinking and praying for us. Thank you so much, it is good to hear from home.

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Monday, Evening Update!!!

VBS Day One- Sunny and hot. We started very slowly. One Child at 9 am but by 12 (lunch we totaled 23 kids).

At first there was reluctancy to trust the white people, but by the end color made no difference, we were one big family. All playing in the side yard like we were friends forever. Last week I did so much running around geting this and that for whoever needed something. Today, I sat and watched. The team ran VBS w/o me and they did such a super job. Parents, your children served God today and He smiled down upon us.

One story from Sunday: Lou was greeting the little children and one commented to her that she was afraid to come to to church with all the white people. Today there was no color, only one God. HE is aewsome!!!


We spent the afternoon painting the sanctuary, cleaning the back yard (jungle and junk (15 large black bags full), creating a shower in the basement, clipped hedges, pulling staples from a wood floor that recently had the carpet removed.

Now at 7:30 pm we are worshipping with the New Born teens. They were shouting out requests faster then our teens were.We plan on going swimming with them on Wed. night. Teens are teens are teens, no matter who or where they live. And we love them for it.

Humbly submitted by Sister (Marie) Mary Selden

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