Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

We have three more days here in Greenland! It has been a busy around here, just getting everything in order.

 We fly out at 7am Friday morning we have a 4 hour layover in Kangerlussuaq, leave at 11am and arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark at 8pm. Then we have a train to catch at 4am Saturday. We arrive in Aalborg, Denmark at 10am, then we pick up our rental car.  Then make our way North to the little town of  Vittrup, Denmark where the summer house is and where sweet sleep will await us.  (: 

I would ask that you would pray for our kids, as it has been a long time since they have traveled that long. I'm sure they will do good, but it helps knowing that people are praying for us.   :)   

We will not have Internet at the summer house.  But I'm hoping to find a little internet cafe so that we can keep in touch for the short time we are in Denmark. We will only be in Denmark for 6 days before we fly to the States for our 6 month furlough.

I plan on putting a lot of pictures on here of our trip once I get the chance.  Marty said we get to play tourist and take lots and lots of pictures. :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Loading day!

They delivered our container at 8:30 this morning! We got to work at 9 and finished in about 2 hours. It was like a giant game of Tetras. Marty did a great job at getting everything to fit, with some room left over!   :)

Here it is!

The kids were such great little helpers, but the snow was perfect for making a snowman. So they just had to make one!

She turned out really cute!

All done!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just some thoughts from my heart!

As the time for furlough approaches the more excited we get.  Tomorrow marks 3 weeks until we fly out.  But along with that come nervousness and some sadness. We have been here in Greenland for 2 1/2 years, and just as we start to get settled The Lord moves us. I'm not complaining, just thought I would share a little of my heart with you.

We have come to love the Greenlanders and we have a real desire to see them reached for Christ. BUT without knowing the languages, we can do nothing! I know very little Danish and even less Greenlandic.  It is disheartening at times that all I can say in Greenlandic is "Hi, how are you?",  "I'm good", and a few other basic phrases.

We are looking forward to getting into Denmark to be able to go to the language school and get Danish under our belts!  I realize that most Greenlanders do not speak Danish, but it will give us a really good insight on being able to study Greenlandic. No, Greenlandic and Danish are no where similar. But all the resources, save maybe one or two things, that teach Greenlandic, are written in Danish.   

Please pray for us as we start on this new phase of our ministry! No, we are not quiting or giving up on Greenland!!  We are planning on ministering to the Greenlanders and also the Danes while we attend classes.  There are a good number of Greenlanders in Denmark.

On another note, we pack our container next week!!  Also next Thursday Eli turns 9! Boy, where did the time go?!  He is such a sweet and tenderhearted young man. He loves to help others. Our prayer is that the Lord will use him in a great way!

Since we are going to be busy next week with moving Marty and Eli went out today for his birthday lunch. This is a tradition we started here in Greenland. The birthday boy or girl gets to go with Mommy or Daddy on date out to lunch. :) 

Eli and Dad on their way to lunch.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Marty's blog

Today I thought I would send you on over to my husband's WordPress blog. He doesn't blog very often, but when he does I think its great! I will confess that I'm biased.  :) So, go on over and check it out. He has done some changes.  Here is a link to his blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Have a blessed day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup...

Fridays are our favorite day of the week! We have a family night and watch movies and just enjoy being a family. We usually try to have a special treat on movie nights. Well tonight, it's ice cream! :)  We got just plain vanilla ice cream. And today I was thinking that some chocolate syrup would be really good with it. I'm not that crazy about the syrup that they sell here, so I decided to look up about making my own.

I hardly ever have success with Pinterest recipes, it's probably just me. :)  Well I decided I would just get on and look and see what I could find, I'm glad I did!  I came across a site called One Good Thing. It is a great site with oodles of do it yourself things. I came across her recipe for the chocolate syrup and gave it a try. IT IS GREAT! And super easy! Here is a link to the recipe.

Here is how mine turned out!

The kids verdict...YUMMMY!  :)