Due to our change in schedule, Jim and Kate will be ministering the boys just a tad bit more.  Jim will also be leading devotions with the boys.  He is definitely a 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 man.  “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”  I definitely don’t fit this category.  I’m more of a “bull in a china shop.”  Please keep Jim and Kate in your prayers for strength, patience and rest.

Yesterday, we celebrated three birthdays.  We made a bunch of hot dogs for them along with chips and a soft drink.  I expected them to wolf down the hot dogs, but it was another disappointing hot dog eating contest.  The max they ate was four hot dogs.  How many hot dogs could I eat?  The answer will always be the same…one more than the max.  Of course, I don’t have to worry about it with our boys.  Coney Island is different.  I won’t even try to compete.  Something about wetting the bun and having it slide down the throat just doesn’t appeal to me.  If you’ve ever had a Tres Leche cake here, it is the same type of texture problem for me.

We had visitors today.  The Humans Rights group came by to inspect Casa.  I guess when they leave smiling, it is a good thing.  Sue and I were standing by the school gate, waiting on the little ones, and they were talking to Sebastian.  One of them turned and said goodbye to us, in perfect English.  Hmmm…You never know who is listening.

All His,

Lee and Candy




Our two new nurses in dialysis begin tomorrow. What a great way to begin the new month. My sisters left this morning.

There was a web glitch so you may not have received the update. I lost weeks of updates.


Here are some more suggestions of how to build your spouse’s self-esteem. Sixth, please your spouse. Do things that please them. Let them know by those actions how much you appreciate them. Remember the things you did when you dated and do them again.

Seventh, help them to do what is correct. Build a family atmosphere that enhances obedience. If you are not praying then do not tell them they need to pray. Set the example.

Eighth, encourage your spouse to make godly friends. It is wonderful when we have a member of the same sex that encourages and helps us with the hard times. When we depend only on one another it is difficult to bear up under the pressure.

Ninth, help your spouse keep life manageable. Do not allow your spouse to get over extended. Some people cannot say “No” and this puts extra strain on the home. When you are running to and fro you miss out on the simple daily pleasures.

Finally, the two of you together need a sense of destiny. We are God’s workmanship and we are destined to do great things. But it takes the two of us to seek that destiny and fulfill it to the glory of God.

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