23 March 2012

23 03 2012

It has been a long time since we posted on our blog.  Lots of stuff happening here, both good and bad, exciting, yet stressful .

As many of you already know, Nigeria has been in the news and various areas are experiencing terrorist attacks and violence.  Jos has also experienced some of this and it has been difficult.  We purposely do not post details or comment on what is happening for security reasons.  We have an amazing community here for support during the tougher times.  We pray without ceasing and are listening to what God has planned for our family’s future.  For now, God keeps us here.  We welcome your encouragement and prayer.

Activities…as usual, we are keeping busy with life surrounding school!  Jordan is doing track.  She enjoys running and is quite speedy.  She has many opportunities to use her piano talent playing for the school worship team and for occasional Sunday services.  She was thrilled to be asked by a senior to accompany her singing for the yearly talent show.

Cypress has an amazing Korean violin teacher.  She doesn’t speak much English but it doesn’t seem to matter.  She played intramural soccer and loved it (her first time playing soccer).  She wants to do intramural running, but there may not be a teacher for that.  I said I would volunteer if no one else did but running after school when it is 85-90 degrees  will be tough.

Isabell gets a lot of attention from high school students who think she is adorable and also from our next door neighbors who are elementary teachers.  She is a very social girl and always wants to know who is coming for dinner.  We have regulars in and out of our house at dinner time.  The school musical is Annie and she gets to watch the practices since they take place right next door.  She knows all the songs and will most likely know all the lines very soon!

Jordan and I volunteered to help teach in a literacy program in a nearby village once a week.  It has been an amazing experience for both of us.  We just got word of it being postponed due to security and difficulty traveling on Sundays, but we hope we can continue in the near future.

Gary continues to keep busy with the library, running sound, and playing music. March has been busy with outdoor events requiring sound and background music, and this coming Sunday will be the second Worship Night he has organized, providing  an hour-long time for students and families to gather together for worship and prayer.

We have more to share, but this has gotten a bit long.  We will post again next week ….yeah….really!!

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6 responses

8 04 2012
Carrie C

Hello Kim, Gary and girls, Happy Easter to all of you. It’s so good to hear from you and keep up with what is going on in your life. I’m so impressed with all you do in your everyday life in Nigeria. Thanks for keeping us updated. Carrie

4 04 2012
Judy/Tom Donoghue

Kim, Gary, and girls – thanks to Mike (Dad, Grandpa) I now am tuned into your blog. Know that this is a first for me – blogging!! It was great to read about all the adventures and tribulations of life in Nigeria. Makes Arlington seem a bit quiet. We continue to wait for something like “Spring” to appear. It rained and hailed today. But it’s easy to tell Spring from Winter – the snow falls on flower blossoms now that it’s spring compared to bare branches in Winter.
We are into the Easter spirit and all the joy and contentment it brings. Mollie, Matt, and Dan are doing fine – still dating with no sign of a move onward any time soon. Tom and I are doing well. Things just keep moving at a fairly slow pace and that is a good thing. Overall, we’re healthy and happy.
Hoping this finds you healthy as well and we’re sending a super-sized
” Happy Easter wish” your way. You’re still in our hearts, prayers, and on the refrig. Got you covered!! Judy

30 03 2012

Thanks for sharing the pictures and words.


26 03 2012

How wonderful to see your pictures and smiling faces! iT REALLY DOES bring back the realty of Jos. You are an amazing family and I love praying for you all. I’m so glad we serve a Faithful God of many promises.I sold my house Dec. 30th PTL. I miss the water and church friends but love being with Wayne in OR Stay safe, be street smart, and Love each day, it’s a gift! You are loved and appreciated!! Kathleen

23 03 2012
Clem family

I especially loved the picture of the busy street! We are praying for your safety and trusting that God will show you if and when it’s time to be back home. We love you! love from the Clem clan

23 03 2012

Dear Gary, Kim, and girls,

So good to hear from you, pray for you often. We are well, Drew and Grace continue to grow taller and taller, Drew is thinking about his Senior year in High School and Grace going into High School, I just can’t believe it.

We are thankful for Tim being accepted into the National Fire Investigation Academy, as well as studying on line. He really likes it.

Some of us widows are getting together for a Sunday School class on Sundays, we have sometimes 10 so far and it is comforting to share with each other and know we understand.

It is wonderful the different ways you serve, thank you for that. The video is pretty neat, all the fabric is interesting, do they sew and quilt?

Continue to lift you up, love you,

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