This morning, Mark took me and my bicycle and art portfolio over to where Merih and Kader live. He left me with Kader for the day and took Merih with him. Merih wanted to buy a car, so Mark took him down to the Green Bay area to look for one. Continue reading
I have wonderful news from my pastor, Nancy Bontempo, today. She finally had a successful biopsy that told the doctors what they needed to know before treating her. The upshot is that she will not have to have a mastectomy! Praise the Lord! Continue reading
One more update on my friends in Louisiana… Betty sends her thanks for all the prayers that went up for them after I posted about her and Mike. She says that while others are saying the weathermen were wrong, she prefers to believe that God answered our prayers and hers.
Speaking of storms, we went through a doozy today.
A number of you have responded that you are praying for my friends, the Gills in Louisiana. I didn’t know where they lived and I’ve been concerned for them all day. I just got this from Betty… Continue reading
This is a quick prayer request. I have friends in Louisiana, Mike and Betty Gill. Please pray for them and all the residents of Louisiana who are getting pounded with two feet of rain and eighty mile per hour winds as a result of Tropical Storm Barry.
I’m going to keep this short tonight. This evening, Mark and I moved everything back into the bathroom temporarily so we can see how it’s all going to fit. Continue reading
Last week, when we went to pick Merih up from the place he is staying, we noticed he was talking with a beautiful young woman outside his room. At the Bridges event last night, he introduced her to us. Her name is Kader (pronounced Keh-DAHR) Sirtikara. Continue reading
I mentioned before that Mark and I are Bridges parents to Merih Bayirli. When we dropped him off at his place last week after the play, he asked if we’d be at the Bridges event this week. He seemed to want us there, so Mark and I went. Continue reading
Saturday evening, Mark put the adhesive for the bathroom floor down. The bucket of adhesive said to wait until it wasn’t tacky anymore to lay the linoleum on it. By Sunday morning, it was still tacky. Continue reading
Door County businesses have a difficult time getting enough workers to help during the tourist season, so there is a program where university students from other countries can come here and work. There is also a coalition of churches here called Bridges that recruits Christian families to sort of “adopt” these international students for the summer. Mark and I did it last year and they asked us to do it again this year. We accepted. Continue reading