“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8
Sorry that it’s taken so long for us to post! February has turned out to be a very hectic month. We’ve been busy with a funeral, Valentine’s Day, schoolwork, and just work in general.
First, Guy’s grandmother, Mrs. Alta Fox, passed away on February 5. She died 15 minutes prior to her 99th birthday. We had her visitation on February 14, and the graveside service at 10 a.m. on February 15th. Guy officiated the service at his father’s request. He did a good job. We stayed through February 17th and came home on the 18th. It was a good time to spend with family, although the circumstances that brought about the trip home were less than ideal.
Second, we had an interesting Valentine’s. Of course, with a funeral visitation on Valentine’s, we didn’t celebrate on the actual day. However, our old Sunday School class had their class party on the 15th, and we were practically ordered to be there. It was potluck, and we enjoyed the food and games. Guy also took me out to eat at Jimm’s Steakhouse in Springfield on Monday night. We had a wonderful meal to celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day.
Guy is busy keeping up with his schoolwork. Revive This Nation is three weeks away, and he’s putting finishing touches on his last 3 sermon briefs for that. He is going to Glenwood, New Mexico to preach for 4 days. He’ll be leaving on March 8 and returning on March 13.
Jessi’s job has morphed on her again. She worked for almost 6 weeks as the baker at the Seminary Grill, and then has been moved to become the head cook’s assistant. We have a 4-week menu rotation, so the hope is that I’ll learn everything within 2 rotations (2 months), so that when our cook is out, I can take over during his absence. I have permanently stationed a notebook and a pen to write down recipes and instructions! In some ways, I am disappointed at the switch, but am rather glad overall due to less stress and responsibility. The baking position really needs two people to handle the volume needed, and trying to do it by oneself left me barely treading water to keep up with the demands.
* Remember our family as we still grieve the death of Miss Alta. She will be missed by the family, but we know that she was a believer.
* Decisions for Jessi regarding mission trips and another opportunity this summer
* Guy as he works on his studies. He said that it’s seeming to be hard to get back into the routine of school/work since coming home from the funeral.
* Guy and the Slovenia trip. He plans to meet with the team leader to discuss some questions about the trip this week.
* Revive This Nation.