Same continent… separate countries

First I want to apologize for taking so long to update our blog.  On the 20th of May we flew back to the States so that I could go to the doctor.  I was having some issues that the doctor said I needed to come back and have checked out.  I ended up changing doctors before it was all over, but I also ended up having a hysterectomy.  No cancer… so that was a definite praise!

Randy stayed until after my surgery and then he went back to Belize.  He has been back there since June 8th, and this being apart stuff is just no fun!! I have my next doctor’s appointment on the 15th of July and am hoping to fly out as early as the 17th.  Please pray that my doctor will release me to travel.

Randy has been really busy over the past month and is hopefully now settling in a bit.  I don’t think my last blog mentioned the Country Barn.  I know I have told several of you about it, but for those of you that don’t know… here’s the scoop.  God provided in an amazing way for Samuel’s Sanctuary Ministries to purchase a running dairy farm and ice cream store.  Once the property is paid off, the money made from the store will go toward sustaining Samuel’s Sanctuary.  It is truly a blessing.  Since we don’t have boys yet and are still in the process of paperwork, Randy and I volunteered to go down to the Country Barn and live and run the store.  Neither of us has any experience with cows… or milking… or ice cream (except that we both are pretty good at eating it).  Anyway… before we came back to the States for my doctor’s visit, we spent 2 weeks training with the Mennonite Family that owned the Country Barn.  The days start really early and end late.  Please pray that God will give strength to Randy and the rest of the team to be able to do everything that needs to be done.  I will include pictures once I get back to Belize.  Randy doesn’t have internet access there yet and has no way of sending me pictures.

I do have pictures of the family home that has been finished (all but the plumbing and electrical) at Samuel’s Sanctuary.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Here’s a collage… enjoy.

familyhome

I’m sorry that I haven’t done much visiting since I’ve been in the States.  I’m doing more resting than I believe I have ever done in my life.  I want to make sure that I don’t do anything to keep me from getting released when I go to the doctor on the 15th.  I’m staying with my sister in Palestine.  She is keeping me in line. 🙂

Blessings to you all… thank you for reading.

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One Response to Same continent… separate countries

  1. Pam Alford says:

    Deniece,

    Danny told me he thought he heard you were in the States, but he wasn’t sure. Glad you are on the mend and praying you can be released to fly back to Belize soon. It sounds like you and Randy are doing an amazing work over there and I am so happy for both of you. Stay in touch.

    Pam

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