I can't believe we will be in California less than a week from now. It seems unreal! This week has been so hectic trying to wrap up things here, that I keep forgetting to look forward to visiting my "home" away from "home" away from "home" (I have no idea what home is anymore!) I love how in 1st Peter he says that its our "stay here on earth" like we are staying in a hotel for a few days, but our real home is heaven. Clint has had 10 counseling appointments in 3 days, and I have been working like crazy trying to do a months worth of work in 1 week so that everything is set up before we leave!
Some photos from the "Africa Conference" that was hosted at our church this week. 40 Zulu pastors came and learned how to better preach the Word. It was pretty awesome to be apart of. Some free books we were expecting for the pastors arrived the day of the conference from England, so the Lord was gracious!
And this is Tobi, being...well, Tobi. She is so lazy, that if you pile anything on top of her she doesn't even bother to move...just keeps napping. She napped like this for an hour today under our laundry.
We just got back from our trip to Johannesburg where we heard DA Carson and Mark Dever preach. Clint's chuffed about his autographed copy of DA Carsons book, and even more chuffed with being on a first name basis with Mark :) But besides that the preaching was amazing. We were so encouraged and challenged by the Word! DA Carson has a way of taking a familiar passage (like John 1) and making it come so alive it seems like you'd never read it before.
Mark Dever DA Carson We also got to see Clint's family! Clint's sis is engaged and is getting married this March
Latest photos of baby Archer! We confirmed this week that it is definately a boy! The 4d scan is amazing. I went in a bit to "early" for the 4d scan, so the photos aren't the best they could be, but they are still awesome. We got to chat to the ultrasound lady, who said she thinks the abortion rate/laws will drop significantly because of how awesome the scans are. Just look at that face, and in many countries you can still get an abortion at this far along. I start crying just thinking about it! Clint can now feel the baby kick super strong, and for Christmas we got a stroller & car seat from Clint's parents who run a 'Baby Buzniz' so we keep saying we can't wait to stroll him around!
Happy New Year! We welcomed in the new year with our church family. It was awesome. Last year we knew no one so we listened as we half fell asleep to the bar across the street shout "3...2..1....Happy New Year!" It was rather depressing. :) Our church family is awesome, and this year definatley made up for the last!